Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Yard Kickoff

Having a bunch of free time, and essentially no cash flow, I have decided to convert a once beautiful, and recently a bit neglected, flower garden into a vegetable garden.


This circular garden was originally set up as sacred space, with the four directions marked with standing stones and a triangular altar stone in the center. There were three paths of paving stone leading to the center which created five pie shaped garden plots. I think I will again place the altar stone back in the center, but the paving stones will be used to more easily tend and harvest. The quarter marking obelisks will remain and be reseated. I might plant flowers around them, or even lettuce. As I was turning over the ground and weeding, I found plenty of night crawlers and worms, so the soil appears to be happy. I'll be turning compost dirt in as well. No herbicides or pesticides.

While I was out there, I had trusty Captain Hook keeping me company. We used to put him on a leash, but this spring he is so old and interested in his food dish that we do not need to. He does not wander away.


There is a lot going on in the yard and it is a pleasure to be out there. As I was pulling my garden fork out of the shed, I was greeted by two old friends who are also ready for spring!

(There were two speed lights inside the shed providing decent light.)

There are a small batch of photos available as a SLIDE SHOW which lets you view them in a larger format. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love the smell of compost in the morning... it smells like victory (gardens)
    If you'd like to borrow my roto-tiller, just let me know - makes turning beds and working in compost much easier.


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