Once the fence went up, we decided to plant some more pretty flowers out by the street to (hopefully) help soften the blow for the neighbors. I think it worked .
So, while it was all nice and pretty form the outside, the inside of our new yard was a complete mess! There was a layer of rocks (yes, we decorate out yards with rocks here) under which was 30 year old weed cloth and then another layer of rocks. There were more Juniper trees that were half dead. There was a half-wall that didn’t make sense to us at all, and yet, stood right smack dab in the middle of our yard. Luckily, we have a friend who like to hit things with hammers when asked. We like to, too.
So, we took out the wall, cut down some trees and spent weekend after weekend shoveling rocks into buckets, dumping them into the back of Tool Lady’s truck, driving them over to my dad’s driveway and shoveling them out onto the ground. It was truly a process from hell. There are no words.
In the middle of Rock Hell, we decided to build two raised beds and shovel some (very expensive) top soil and compost into them so we would actually be able to grow some veggies in the front yard.
We planted our Frankenstein apple trees…
…created some make-shift beds along the perimeter of the yard parallel to the fence…
…and planted some squash, zucchini, morning glories, sunflowers, beans and corn (to name just a few things).