Rabbit Hutch in the Deep Forest

As I continue to clear dead limbs in the Deep Forest around the Rabbit Hutch, I have better access to the new pathway I will create for access.  I can finally walk through, but it is still uneven and steeper than I’d like for a daily trip all winter.  It is more direct and much shorter than the steeper alternative.  Today I decided to plant Banana Yucca on the 3 foot berm for additional privacy from my neighbor and from the street.  They will give more wind protection too.

Banana Yucca

Banana Yucca

I have a lot of these and would like more.  They are evergreen and have huge flashy flowers that I want for perfume and fruits, plus 888 other uses.  Can’t have too many Banana Yucca.

I have a few small Banana Yuccas uphill that I will transplant, that are too shaded to bloom. I will also plant seeds.  The berm is mostly bare but there is one 18 inch Pinyon Pine already started.

I have tiny White Milkwort flowers uphill that I will try to transplant, perfect for this spot:

White Milkwort (Polygala alba)

White Milkwort (Polygala alba)

A couple large rocks after the path can be traversed with an appliance dolly, will be perfect to anchor Creeping Mahonia and White Milkwort.

Creeping Mahonia

Creeping Mahonia

I am close to being able to add gravel to the pathway but still lean toward pine needles.  It seems more feasible than I first thought after removing a lot of limbs.  Several days into this and still at it.  I am chopping the deadwood into smaller chunks that are laying on the ground like mulch.

I have 3 possible seating locations in the Deep Forest.  It is opening up nicely but is looking more “park” than “wild and mysterious.”  Darn, I loved the wild and mysterious look.  Oh well, less fire hazard and fewer accidents requiring antiseptic.

The Deep Forest opens to a small “meadow” to the south and that adds to the deep woods effect.  I seeded Blue Grama Grass there 3 years ago and it waves in the breezes.

The Deep Forest is adjacent my building site on the north side and the Meadow is to the east.

I “should” be working on that Southwest Gate Pathway… but blistering sun on fair skin!  Deep Forest is much cooler too.  Work is work, I suppose, it all needs to be done.

Apparently I defaulted to leave the Rabbit Hutch in place, and need to level and make minor repairs.  It is so pleasant to enter the Deep Forest, I will now have an excuse to do so every day.

 

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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