Last year my father-in-law built a small set of garden beds for my mother-in-law to use. Unfortunately after the original planting, the beds were abandoned and left to grow over. A few days ago I went out and measured the space, which takes up a roughly 15' x 18' plot just behind the house. With a bit of planning, I found that if I can extend the plot by 8' on one side and 7' on the other side, I could rebuild the garden with a decent number of beds, including one dedicated to climbing plants.
Proposed Garden Plan
After checking with the in-laws to make sure it was okay to expand the garden, I started mulling over ideas. My plan right now is to create level beds by building a short retaining wall along the lower slop of the existing plot. First, though, everything needs to be cleaned out. That was my chore for today.
Existing Plot Cleared
While I was clearing the old garden plot, Elaina entertained herself down by the goat pen. Eiar seems to have settled in nicely, and is now holding her own with the boys.