Mars has been working on the fence off and on and it's really looking good.
He and the neighbor have decided to rebuild our adjoining fence line as his wire needs to be re-stretched and some reinforcements done on it.
I'll take pictures as that gets done. They have decided to put in a gate between our properties as well. It will make it so much easier for everyone if we don't have to walk down the hill and around to his property. I'm just glad we have some good neighbors as they are the only ones within a quarter mile or so and are pretty much in our back yard!
Mars needs some more fence posts and so we spent a couple of days clearing brush and he cut down two of the dead cedar trees. They make awesome corner posts! It's also nice to have the area clear of (well almost) all that brush.
We burned a huge pile of brush and branches one day when the wind had stopped blowing.
It's amazing how much more area it opened up. It looks totally different now.
OH!! I never told you about our amazing Christmas present from my Mom and Step-dad. Mainly because we weren't sure what the plan was. Check this out! Pretty cool, yes?
They didn't know that we had bought a niceTroy-Bilt tiller last year. No worries though. We now have a plan! We are keeping this Bad Boy and will sell the Troy-Bilt in a couple of months. Spring is always a good time to put one out there on Craigslist. We are going to use the $$ from the sale to purchase the parts and materials necessary for installing a drip line irrigation system for the gardens. So in a way Mom got us a new tiller AND an irrigation system. Pretty cool.
This is what we have been up to this weekend. Trying to water a garden area as large as this one by hand would take all day every day to do.
The picture at the top of this post is the same area. I'm SO excited.
And of course there is the other garden area up the hill.
We will be tilling this up too. I don't know if you can see it here but there are three large rows that were done last spring. The bit of green still there are turnips.
So how was your weekend?