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back-breaking back garden project

I have finally completed the hard landscaping of my back garden. It has been a gruelling weekend with great weather to help me complete the job! I don’t know where the energy came from, but I was literally in the back garden from sun up to sun down. I think the photos say it all! I was constantly being “assessed” by the chicken brigade! But I did get the final nod by Buffy and the girls!

I am so glad this part of the job is finished. I have a few ideas on the design, but that you will have to wait for in the next installment.

Happy gardening xxx

[one_half]The levelling begins![/one_half]

[one_half_last]The chickens get into everything![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Adding the soil now![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Need a few thousand bags of compost[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Now for the next layer![/one_half]

[one_half_last]Getting tired now, but not giving up![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Job finished and just before the sun set[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Inspection team gives stamp of approval![/one_half_last]

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

20 replies on “back-breaking back garden project”

WOW! Raised beds are the best. Everything I grow in my raised beds, grows bigger, better, stronger. Looks fantastic. I often end up working in the garden the entire day. It somehow rejuvenates me even when I think I’m too tired to do much. You sure did accomplish a lot. Love the chicken company.

Thank you for your post. I am excited about the beds and can’t wait to start planting. The chickens need to be caged though! Otherwise they will destroy all my plants 🙁

I love your garden. It’s better to have chicken getting into everything than dogs. I’m speaking from daily experience. Chicken produce fertilizer and get rid of pests too.

Yes, you are right. AND they give you eggs 🙂
They do however scratch everything up. Will have to make a plan

Wow, it looks like you’ve done a lot of work. I look forward to reading about the other design plans you have. And I love the chicken “inspectors”!

Wow what an amazing job. It always feels so good when you have a job completed. I am glad you got the scratch approval from the gals. LOL!

OMG, Youo Go Girl! Those are FABULOUS!!! I am green with envy LOL. What a terrific job — I can’t wait to see updates after they are planted!

Thank you Donna. You are always an inspiration. I guess I would not have tackled such a huge project if I did not have such great support from all xx

Oh My! I can’t believe what you did! What at insane amount of work for one girl to do all by herself. You are going to have so much fun when the compost arrives and you start planting! And when things start to grow and it transforms into a green wonderland you will sit back and be so happy!

Amazing my friend! I’m very proud of you 🙂

PS: Love the Chicken Inspectors!

Thank you so much my friend 🙂 I really surprised myself with the amount of hard labour it takes to do this. But so worth it xx I can’t wait for the growing to start xx

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