Saturday, November 10, 2018

Garden Review

It has been a few months, I am well aware, since I have updated you on new projects. Summer is a busy time here, especially with the new house. It was my first year with a new garden, an exciting new adventure, but with a whole new set of challenges. So I think I'll just do a quick summer wrap-up.

The Gate
Our new house is very popular with the deer. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I can look outside at any moment and spot anywhere from 1-20. In fact, I just looked up from my computer, and spotted 3. So obviously this doesn't bode well when you love growing vegetables. I knew as soon as we bought the house, I would need a garden fence. And the the idea just kind of spiraled out of control from there, and next thing you know, all of the neighbors were asking "What the hell is she building back there?" I love my new garden. The fence worked like a charm. But my favorite project of all this year is definitely the garden gate.

Isn't it just lovely? Here are a couple of in progress photos.

And of course, the usual yarn trellises were back in action.

We had a good harvest.

The Rest.

Our yard here is very pretty. It's not big, but we have a creek that runs along the side of the property, with a fresh spring in the corner. It babbles over rocks and through thickets. A line of old apple trees line the top of the property. And the house came with a some really pretty old scrubs and plants. We have tons of dallies and azaleas.

I built a bench near the spring facing the sunset.

I think we're all caught up now. There is more to share soon. I'm remodeling my daughter's room, then the focus will probably return to knitting for the winter.


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