Thursday, April 26, 2012

The big burn

We have a patch of yard in the back that we are trying to reclaim for both a vegetable garden and future goat grazing. 

The previous owners planted thistle (yep, you read that right!) in an attempt to attract Gold Finch.  I'm not sure it worked, but boy did we have thistle, everywhere.

Summer 2009

A couple of years after we moved in we tried making the area into a wild flower meadow.  It was an incredible amount of work and it looked beautiful, for a year.   

Fall 2011

Then the weeds took over again and it's been a losing battle ever since.   

So, a couple of weeks ago I began the reclamation process.  It's hot, hard, stinky work, but I had fun at it.  Light a match and burn baby burn!

April 2012
April 2012


1 comment:

  1. The wildflowers looked great! I didn't realize they would be a lot of work. Hoping to see some great after pics when you have everything as you like it!