Friday, June 20, 2014

Transition and Transformation

Out with the old
From a weed patch full of nettles and cow parsley to a squash garden in just a few steps.

This actually was a small garden bed where I grew beans and sometimes tomatoes and root crops. However, with the recent rainy years, it grew overgrown and was abandoned.

The boss fixed it for me yesterday while he still had the rock bucket on the skid steer.

He took out the weeds and all the roots and replaced them with well-rotted cow manure, which looks just like dark, rich, earth.

Planting it to squash first thing today.

The robins moved right in. 

The Supervisor


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Gotta love those guys that finesse that equipment! Lookin' good Boss :)

Terry and Linda said...

The only way to reclaim a grown over garden patch. And with the lovely manure.............You will have large squash in no time!

ellie k said...

Oh, to have that beautiful soil, here in Florida we deal with sandy dry soil, we need to build up any place we want to plant a garden. This year we build four raised beds and they are working great. If we beat the armadillo to the tomatoes, he only likes the bottom half of them. We have had some very good green beans with red potatoes, green onions but the growing season is about gone until fall. Some great watermelons this year. Good luck with the new plot.

threecollie said...

Nita, you betcha. I was looking at that patch and thinking how I was going to tame it with a shovel and a stick and now it is all done, and much better than i could have done it.

Linda, I hope so!

Ellie, I can imagine how hard that much be. We have lived where it was sandy a couple of times and it is a rel challenge to build fertile earth. Of course we always had animals, which helps a lot. Used to keep a lot of rabbits and goats and the cage and stall cleanings were wonderful for that. Thanks!

Cathy said...

Ah . . the good earth . . and a good man to move it around with a good machine.

threecollie said...

Cathy, I love the garden