Thursday, July 7, 2011

DIY Update Part 3 (Or Oh My Gosh, You Aren't Done Yet?)

Where did I leave off last time?  Oh yeah, our backyard garden area looked something like this.  I am sure you have been waiting at the edge of your seat for my 4th of July weekend update, just so you can see the finished product, right?  Just humor me here, and let's pretend that you were.  I have some bad news.  It still isn't finished.  We are almost there.  Almost....

First we had to get some dirt delivered.  Then we had to move it all to our backyard.  Twenty-one wheelbarrow-fulls to be precise.  And it was hot.  Like close to 100 degrees hot.  A good time was had by none.

This is what twenty-one loads of dirt looks like.  You are trying to count them, aren't you?  Don't.  There are some piles you can't see around the corner ( and you will just be disappointed).  Just take my word for it. 

Then we had to mix in all of the compost.  Six very heavy bags (which also had to be wheeled around the back of the house in 3 more loads).  Are we having fun yet?  Wish you were here:)

Rototilling came next.  Husband did his thing.  We ended up with some really nice dirt.  But we weren't quite ready to plant.  No, that would be too easy for a project at our house.

We still had to expand our watering system.  Of course, when you start digging around in ground that has been covered in concrete for many years, you find things long buried.  In our case, it was what seemed to be another concrete border that lay exactly here we wanted to expand our watering system.  So we had to plan a work around.

At the end of all of this it was too hot, and we were too short on time to begin actually planting anything.  So maybe this weekend?  We still have to get everything into the ground, get it all on the watering system, lay weed block, mulch, blah, blah, blah.  So close, yet so far away (especially in this heat we are having).   Did I make you sing a little Hall & Oates in your head?  You know you did:)


Sizzle and Zoom said...

You're off to a good start. It was 100 here today.

ChiccaStyle said...

Good luck honey!I am sure you will do a great job!

Adele said...

That's one hell of a lot of dirt!!!! am now following you, hope you follow me back too xoxo

NRC♥ said...

can't wait to see the finished product!

Anonymous said...

haha! LOVE hall & oates, and you're right!, but then again, i constantly have songs playing in my head. wow! that project looks to be a BIG one ~ major props to you!!

Cindy said...

That is a LOT of work! Bummer about the concrete underneath and all that. I've never done garden stuff that serious before so I hope all works out! :)

Bad Joan said...

Great projects take time! It will turn out perfectly, you can do it!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Thank you for the comment :) That's such a cool project, all of the work will definitely be worth it!

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