This morning I was digging out the fence and rabbit gate so that I can finish this Rabbit Gate pathway and work the South Gate pathway.
The path is about 16 inches below the hill and the slide of soil interfered with the gate. I already dug out inside the fence but now have to address the outside. In other words, drag more rock to buttress the outside. There is a common theme here: shovel and rocks.
These 2 trees are giving me grief with dead limbs attacking me as I work. Spearmint is a wonder on scratches, but let’s not push it too hard. As much as I wanted to finish the pathway before I clean this up, I shifted to cutting out deadwood for access because it is too snarly. I will chop up the bits and add them to raised bed 8.
If you remember, the pathway is moving gravel out of my cabin location. It’s all tangled in together. Got it trimmed out before breakfast. Added Treemoss to my stash.
I decided to cut the small tree down. It will look more attractive and decrease water stress on the older tree. It also allows a little more morning sun for the Elderberry. After I finish the pathway, of course. I love being back outside in the mornings. The rain last night cleared the air for today at least. I am still protecting my lungs with Copper Globemallow, and will until the forest fire is out. I enjoy the process of creating my gardens.