We live in a duplex where our neighbor is also the landlord. One day I expressed interest in planting raspberry bushes along the fence line next to their raspberry bushes, and my wonderful landlady said "If you want raspberries, we'll purchase them for you!" So earlier this week that wonderful landlady and I finished clearing out the raspberry patch, and last night she knocked on the door letting me know there were five bushes and a few bags of compost and manure on the back porch! (It's Chicken Manure and "Garden Compost", I'll keep you updated on the status of the bushes!) This morning I worked the compost and manure into the soil (we have very heavy clay soil, and I've heard that compost and manure work best for amending the soil!) and then planted my bushes. It seems to be perfect timing as we will have some cloudy days coming up, which is also important when planting raspberries! I just hope we live here long enough to enjoy some berries from our bushes! Here's a picture of the finished raspberry patch! (If you look really close you can see my five stark raspberry sticks poking up!)
Here are a few shots of the rest of the yard as of today:
I'm hoping to cut sod for the asparagus patch (will be situated behind the Raised Beds) and the Green Bean Trellis soon, but my hands are a bit sore from hand tilling today, and my list of indoor chores is pretty long! Plus, my helper has gotten a new job, and between training and working out his last two weeks at the old job, it looks like I'll be doing all the manual labor myself! Maybe next weekend once all of my finals are finished for the semester....
Also - I have been knitting a little bit, and should have some new products to show off in the near future! :)