200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
A Day Later, It's Almost an Orchard
Here's what the south yard looks like now. The grader started at 9:30 this morning, and two hours later it looks like this. (The picture below is what it looked like in August.) Now the monster rock is moved back and is on end. All the areas where the yard was too rough to mow are gone. Smoothed. I won't be getting the lawnmore stuck anymore. Those were the days! No more firepit. no more stumps and big rocks. I'll rebuild the firepit, better than before, but the stumps can stay gone for all I care.
I'll do a little hand-picking up rocks, sow some grass, and next spring - plant trees! The below picture shows the same scene in August (a mere 3 months ago). There are huge pine trees browning and quite a few areas of crap, rocks and stumps.
Here's the same area from this morning, but now looking toward the house.
And below is a picture showing how it all began (actually after a little clearing). I took this one in April of this year and it shows all the trees, all the roughness, all the yuck that is gone, gone, gone. In my short year here, there has only been one other day that so much changed in one day. I've gotten much done. I think I can give myself permission to stop working on things until next spring. AFTER I finish the raised beds!