So, today just a few pictures to update. Our Jerusalem artichokes are all abloom, and it's so nice to see the vivid yellow patches around the yard. We look forward to seeing them each fall, but know that they are the last hurrah.
We also had a couple of rows of raspberries in the garden that came with the house. They had been neglected and we ousted them. However, the birds have made sure that they grow wild and after we had to remove our old barn, a new patch grew up in the fill.
It didn't bother us, so we left it for the birds, but now we want to put a new building there. I had posted an offer for free bushes on Craig's list, but although I got replies, no one ever showed up to take any. So, we are ripping them up, and it takes longer than I anticipated. This was yesterday's result:
Do you see the garden fork in there for perspective? The patch is about 20 feet wide by 35 feet long. A lot of raspberries- I hate to kill perfectly good plants, but I am not about to replant them all. We'll dump them in our 'trash' compost pile and may the strongest plant root!
Still working on the front door scraping as well- Got most of the sides done, I need to haul a stepladder out there and get the top done now.
We have just the slanty handrails left to do now on the other steps.
One more colorful photo to wrap things up.