|The log deck|
|Stacked in the wood hut for next winter|
After reading numerous books on the subject, I have become convinced that permaculture is the only viable way of coaxing our land into bountiful production, however, I have to admit that I am overwhelmed with the thought of beginning such a garden and consequently, have done little to establish a vibrant permaculture garden.
|Raspberry bed getting a dose of compost|
|A larger bed with a layer of ash and a double layer of compost|
In addition to working on a new garden, I am trying to feed the ones I already have, hoping to coax a lovely harvest from them as well. After putting a thin layer of wood ash (from the burn pile) onto the gardens, I put a rather thick layer of compost on each garden bed. I am hoping that by amending the soil early, the nutrients will have a chance to soak into the soil as the spring rains fall, creating a rich bed for seedlings and young plants. What a study it will be - the garden beds and the permaculture garden - I am awash with anticipation!
|Cleaning out the front garden bed|
|Princess Dragon Snack and Master Calvin cleaned the iris beds|
|The sunroom (in the background) will need some work before it's open for spring!|