We put the netting on the trellis then as Jean planted the tomatoes, I started to cut a trench to bury the water hose to my water point so I could mow the grass without having to moved it every time. Both operation were helped with the grand kids and Rudy...humm, took somehow longer than expected :-)
Trellis netting installed, tomatoes plants, cucumbers plants
and pepper bell plants in, next is staking
Trench dug for the garden hose
Came across the power line going to the shed.
Glad to see they used the proper cabling
Buried and cleaned up
Their mother came to picked up the kids and after lunch here they all went swimming with grandma on the base. I stayed behind so I could get some work done on the "one day" platform :-)
But first a nap... :-)
Next another trip to the nursery stores, following our discussions about the grand plan, we decided on a partial privacy wall, made of trees and plants... need more ornamental trees... off to the nursery we go with Rudy
7 in total, will no doubt need more but it will do for now...
Our grand plan is just that...grand :-)
Hence why we are doing it in phases, this year being establishing a garden area to produce plants and veggies.
In the coming months I will terrasse the sitting area and that will help define the location of the Fire & Water area. Once these fall into place the remainder becomes easier to locate.
So after all that, we were both tired, it is amazing how much energy the little ones can zap from you :-)
Some of the front flower bed got started, clean up, the privacy wall planted,
the water line buried, solar lights put up and all the veggies planters got protection from the frost...
FROST?? Yes, they forecasted a frost warning for tonite...after three days reaching low 30s.???
WTF??%?$@# OK, so all the beds got their required protection from the frost. Still can't believed it, but, mother nature does what she wants.
Welcome to Canada, if you don't like the weather? Just wait 5 minutes, it will changed :-)
Rudy pointing to a squirrel. I see him Dad let me go...
The 4X4 got its greenhouse cover and the treillis one got
various sizes cloches to protect the plants
The Veg-Trug get its greenhouse cover
Rudy and I thought that was enough for the day, so time for a cold one
Oh, and the rain barrel stand project you ask? Oh I thought about it alright, Ralph estimate got me to do a double take, and rethink my bright plans :-)
But then realized that, hum, I think I was correct in my guesstimate, so plan C can proceed... Another day
There is always another day in retirement...
OK, I see that squirrel again Dad, let me go...
Bob, slapping on the Voltaren and sipping a cold one :-)