Gotta thank the Coromandel Valley Rotary Club for having a plant sale yesterday afternoon (Sat 3rd November 2012). After buying five native plants for $19.50, both my wife and I were inspired to dig up the front yard. Four hours of digging up soil, raking it around and digging up weeds was painful. Here’s how it went…
But to get started we had to find tools capable of the job. These four worked so long as we wore gloves. Wooden handles are never fun to slide your hands upon!
I decided to cut a trench through the middle of the pile to establish how low we wanted to level it. Then we spent four hours attempting to shovel it all away. These next few photographs show that I moved about a tonne of soil!
With only a rake and a pitch-fork, my wife formed a gentle zen-formation of course sand and rocks as she raked it down the yard.
Seems she wasn’t content to just leave them, we moved three barrows of fist-sized rocks into the side yard.
To make up for all that, Mother nature blessed our yard with a ‘Bird of Paradise’ flower. Today we discovered eight beautiful flowers growing gloriously in the afternoon sun!
Hope to put the plants in the ground next weekend. By then we will have both recovered from the hard-digging we did today!