Stefani's yard is getting a serious overhaul---cleaning up, clearing out, pruning, making way for 12 (yep, 12!) huge new beds o' food. Friends joined us yesterday for some heavy lifting.
It's too bad we missed photographing the earlier part of the day, when Esperanza was working like a wild woman. It may not seem as though we accomplished a lot---2 out of 12 beds---but the three loads of haulage taken away, the fact that the yard is clean save for mounds of dirt, and the good time spent with folks just working to be helpful was great.
You don't often have the chance to say "That's a load of horseshit" and mean it literally:
Yes, that's a woman with a tiny baby helping, too:
Here's the evolution of the two beds we built yesterday. From that ladder in the back Kevin trimmed some huge, sun-blocking branches.
And in the end, we had this:
Two down, ten to go.
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