Collaboration – glass and welding to create part of the “deer fence” – driftwood as well!
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!
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.
Here are the first pictures. Note that there will be foliage behind the bench – something we can’t plant till spring :-)
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.
Next we’ll be bringing out the bench.
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.
Chopping and hacking to the north of the silo as well.
and finally to where we are now (still more work to do)