First Day of Spring at Woodwynn

March 20, 2014

woodwynnfirstdayofspring

A beautiful first day of spring and lots to be thinking about. Life has brought me to this place and though I’m awkward and clumsy (tipped a wheelbarrow full of stones today) I do try my best. I have so much to learn…. What can I say? I am just not quick at recovering when I get off balance! Dear gentle reader, you can take that to mean whatever you want :-) I hope you are smiling!

Marjorie helped on the farm today. Great to have her around. I think she could feel the compassion of it all. It’s a wonderful place.


The latest addition to the farm project

February 1, 2014

derykandblueglass

cloudsandblueglass

blueglassandsky

treeandblueglassatfarm

Collaboration – glass and welding to create part of the “deer fence” – driftwood as well!


Picture that speaks for itself

January 6, 2014

This morning, near Clover Point.

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Sharing Deryk’s Blog Post

December 24, 2013

Deryk’s post (link below) contains quite a few pictures related to our project at Woodwynn Farms from early in the project till now.

It is wonderful to review these images at year end and very inspiring to think of the growth that will occur in the New Year!

http://www.derykhouston.com/?p=2535

Red Osier Dogwood

Red Osier Dogwood


His blog post doesn’t show a picture of the little dogwoods (red osier dogwood) shrubs we’ve planted behind the bench so I’ve included that image here.


The Bench, installed at Woodwynn

December 9, 2013

Here are the first pictures. Note that there will be foliage behind the bench – something we can’t plant till spring :-)

Bench at the end of "Apple Tree Lane"

Bench at the end of “Apple Tree Lane”


Bench at Woodwynn


Apple trees at Woodwynn now planted!

December 1, 2013

We couldn’t be happier about how things went on the planting days. After a short cold snap we had two gorgeous sunny and warm late-November days for digging and planting. Then, just when the freshly planted trees needed lots of water – the rain started. We added a couple of gallons of water to each tree anyway – just to be sure. It was kind of funny hauling buckets of water in the rain! Snow is predicted soon (being lower Vancouver Island, it probably won’t last long).

Hopefully these pictures give a bit of an idea of how it looks now.

Elizabeth with the first planted tree!

Elizabeth with the first planted tree!

Sam and Deryk on the second tree-planting day

Sam and Deryk on the second tree-planting day

Deryk carrying the hay for mulch

Deryk carrying the hay for mulch

19 trees, planted and mulched

19 trees, planted and mulched

We never stop loving how beautiful it is here

We never stop loving how beautiful it is here

Next we’ll be bringing out the bench.

Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park


Getting close to planting time

November 27, 2013

So here’s the update on our work at Woodwynn Farms. The final layer of soil (purchased topsoil to add sand to the existing clay-ish soil) was brought in a slinger today. The air smelled like earth as the dirt rained down into the old silo pit.

Dirt Slinger at Woodwynn

Dirt Slinger at Woodwynn

 

footprints in the dirt

It was like walking on fresh fallen snow — sort of.

 

First six trees roughly in place, ready for planting

First six trees roughly in place, ready for planting

 

Today, and a reminder of all the blackberries that have been removed since the summer.

Today, and a reminder of all the blackberries that have been removed since the summer.

 

 

 


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