Sunday, February 24, 2013

More Lasagna Gardening and Deer

Lasagna Garden Year 2 continues.. 

Last week when Nick was up with me, I went and got 2 bales of straw and more bags of compost. This is something I haven't tried before with the straw but I wanted to use it on the raised beds as well, so I thought what the heck? I hope this doesn't sprout or I am in trouble!

I needed to add more material to the big planting area so I covered it with straw..



1/2 way there with straw over the dirt

Straw Complete

Compost added and watering it down

  
Straw in my other beds as well 

Below is how it looked this weekend - I don't know if you can tell or not but it has gone down in bulk by at least 25%.
2nd week
I was finally able to get down to the path and look at the meadow again!
This is a gnarled up old dogwood tree - you know it has been there for a long time but the many twists to its trunk.

Tiny Ferns! Just adorable!

Meadow Picture - looking at the creek.

Quail - every morning the covey of about 20 of them troop through my yard.

Daffodils - the area has them everywhere and they multiply without any help usually.

Grapefruit and oranges

And then - down in the meadow a herd of 8 deer - does and their teenagers who were born last spring. My herd keeps growing!  And this morning, Casey was having a fit and when I looked out there was this gorgeous buck... he was not afraid of me and let me take a bunch of pictures of him.
Does in the meadow
He is older with a large set of antlers

Posing for me - this is a very happy buck!
With this big guy on my property and 8 does, I should have a ton of babies next year...

Julie