the pile in the background on the left? future home of tomato land. with the rains expected this week, digging this out was perfect timing for me. first, it will let the dirt in the trench harden before i go in and fill it with the requisite gravel, sand and paver bricks. second, it will mush up the leftover dirt i threw into tomato-land so it won’t be so ridiculously high. i had so much dirt excavated that i created a second pile in the above right corner. my property has this strange ‘party hat’ on the corner of the lot (imagine a square with a little additional triangle in the corner), that also happens to go a bit downhill, so it was a perfect dumping ground. it also is a pretty shady area so right now, building it up with dirt is about all the energy i have. this year i’ve been overly ambitious as it is, so the less i have to think right now the better.
meanwhile, the edges of my old jack purcells completely stripped off doing the shovel grrl thing this morning. but god was it nice to be out in the yard this morning – a little cold but about 10 minutes into it i was nice and warm and even my pup came out to see what the crazy lady was doing digging up her yard.