Squirrely Garden Update

The path to Squirrely Garden: Much more fun than stairs!

The path to Squirrely Garden: Much more fun than stairs!

Wheelbarrow Trips

Wheelbarrow Trips

The most recent dirt pile was delivered…

Up there.

Up there.

See? Right up there!

See? Right up there!

Three cubic yards to go!

Three cubic yards to go!

Sights at the top of the hill.

Sights at the top of the hill.

Can you spy Squirrely Garden?

Can you spy Squirrely Garden?

There it is!

There it is!

This big pile of rocks is a great vantage point.

This big pile of rocks is a great vantage point.

School playground down below.

School playground down below.

Also seen from the top of the hill.

Also seen from the top of the hill.

Back to work...

Back to work…

I made nine of those wheelbarrow trips up/down the hill today. The Squirrely Garden CEO (yours truly) is never afraid of a little manual labor! I also planted Malabar spinach and some peas.

The school chef treks up the hill to bring kitchen scraps to the composter.

The school chef treks up the hill to bring kitchen scraps to the composter.

Lemongrass (and kids playing with butterfly nets on the playground below)

Lemongrass (and kids playing with butterfly nets on the playground below)

More dirt to move, more seeds to plant: but Squirrely Garden is off to a great start. We’re a little behind the traditional garden planting schedule (since the rest of the property’s construction and landscaping has also been going on) but it is so exciting to imagine what this garden is going to become!

7 thoughts on “Squirrely Garden Update

  1. narf77

    It never stops but the possibilities of future bliss keep us going on…I, myself, am raking an acre of oak leaves in order to mix them with about 8 trailers of spent horse manure to build up our soil…garden futures, Squirrely garden is going to be childhood memories, experiences, life lessons all rolled into one. Those trips back and forth with that wheelbarrow are the stuff that future dreams are made of :)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Well put (as usual). Dirt in a wheelbarrow is EXACTLY the stuff dreams are made of. (And when I say “dirt” I mean to include oak leaves and horse manure! ;)

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      1. narf77

        :) LOTS of oak leaves but the manure is a bit thin on the ground (thanks to the chooks going NUTS in it looking for earthworms ;) )

  2. Eliza Waters

    Wow, your dedication is admirable! So much “manual labor” in what is probably hot conditions. Do you have other parents to help? The results will be worth it, I’m sure. I well know that excitement of a new garden, it drives us!

    On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Spy Garden wrote:

    > Spy Garden posted: ” The most recent dirt delivery was delivered… I > made nine of those wheelbarrow trips up/down the hill today. The Squirrely > Garden CEO (yours truly) is never afraid of a little manual labor! I also > plante”

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      It was actually very mild weather/overcast that day which is why I went full-bore! The school owners help too, but we are still working on getting the parents enthused about gardening. But of course I am up for that challenge! :)

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  3. puppiesinparadise

    It looks wonderfull. I can imagine the kids will love it. Don’t over do it with too much heavy lifting! Keep posting up dates! It is fun watching the tranformation.
    Honey

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! It is fun to have a whole other garden to dream about!! I was thinking of making a whole new blog just for squirrely garden but even if I do I will probably still post updates on here too! Thanks for commenting!

      Reply

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