Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Progress....slowly but surely.

Then.....

...and now.

Lovin' the old washer and dryer that used to sit by the back fence...

...not lovin' the cardboard, but if it kills the weeds we can live with it temporarily.


We were written up today in the local newspaper, The Foothill Sun-Gazette, and wanted to say thanks to Mo Montgomery for the very nice and comprehensive article (it was great Mo...and not just because we're in it:)
Rummaging thru old photos reminded me of how far we've come in the 2 years that we've been gardening in our wonderful neighbors yard.....and how much work is still left to be done ~
DG pathways (instead of cardboard:)
Take down the rickety shed and put in more raised beds.
Plant more fruit trees.
Build a proper compost bin.


Lots to do....good thing we like working in the dirt!


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Fruit trees are a new addition to Joyce's yard (upper left corner)....we'll be posting more on that process in the next couple of days (as well as the tomatillos that went in today). Potatoes and oregano are waiting harvest in the left bed, garlic in the one on the right.

Edit ~ I should point out to those just stopping by because of the article- this blog is a journal of our sharecropping adventure in our neighbors yard. We are entering our third year of gardening in this yard but we've been growing food in our own yard for over 20 years (seems like we'd be past making mistakes......not the case). My personal blog is where I write about our garden as well as canning, dehydrating, bread baking, soap making and other aspects of this cheap hippie lifestyle :)

10 comments:

MAYBELLINE said...

Fantastic progress.
Can you provide a link to the article?

Lynda said...

Love your garden: the bottles are the BEST!

Maureen said...

Thanks Lynda...that's one of my favorite things as well (and an idea we totally stole from some magazine:)

Maybelline, good idea...and I will as soon as they put it online. The paper comes out once a week so it may be a day or so before it's available, thanks for the suggestion.

Mike said...

Very good, Maureen.
http://www.theexetersun.com/articles/2011/04/20/news/news05.txt

Maureen said...

thanks Mike ....way to make me look bad;)

Mo said...

It's online? Lol! I had no idea. Goodness I am out of the loop and I work there. Lol!

Maureen said...

Me neither....my brother (in Pennsylvania) found it before me!

Kris Watson said...

Now you have thrown down the gauntlet. I was about to give up on 90% of my garden, but now I feel challenged!!!

J.N. Urbanski said...

My husband uses our old jeans instead of cardboard to keep out the weeds. He also uses our old curtains and sheets between the beds. In the beds, he lays this recycled paper which is made of recycled glass bottles and cuts holes in it to plant seeds.

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