It has started with about eight Tara-hours of raking pine needles off the driveway and out some of the planting beds and a tiny bit of the rest of the yard; I guess that's what you get when you skip a year. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
|Plus one of the wild strawberries that grow in the yard.|
|Piles and piles of pine needles.|
Next, trying to reclaim the vegetable garden after one-and-a-half years of neglect. Eric is in charge of that project and he has mowed and tilled the space and started picking up starts from one of the local farmers markets.
|Yup. A couple of little mountain fruit trees.|
|Tomatoes, peppers, other stuffs.|
I took charge of removing the last owners' lath "trellis" on the south-west side of the house and replaced it with my own trellis-in-quotes: "re-mesh" wire grids. They should continue rusting and be hardly noticeable.
|Small, subtle, and sturdy-enough. Also attached with cup hooks, so easy to remove when it comes time to re-stain the house - something they didn't do with all of the lath. Sigh.|
1. More raking
2. Tree guy taking down a couple of dead trees
3. Giant drop box delivered to get rid of trash left by last owners (pft!)
4. More vegetable starts
5. Taking metal and cardboard for recycling in Missoula or Hamilton