Sunday 3 June 2012

Landscaping Farmer Style!

Our smallholding of 5 acres is amazing but we've only just enough parking for two cars making it difficult when friends or family turn up (kind of like water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink - but more like space, space everywhere but not a place to park). 
A large front garden that I we won't really use
We decided enough was enough and with the help (and digger) of my father we decided to pick the wettest most miserable weekend to start it on!
Pulling the tree over with the digger - I only had to cut one root
First off we removed a tree farm style - roots and all - using the mini digger and set about clearing the area to be dug.
Taking the tree down has let in much more light and made the space feel bigger.
fir tree on the ground - a bit or rubbish firewood for the winter to mix with the good stuff
The next job was digging up and moving the soil to allow stone in its place. Dads a master on a digger and I manned the dumper truck in the driving rain - I wish mine had a cab, dad couldn't understand the glum look on my face!
Dad loves playing on his diggers
Looking quite wet stood on my dumper truck
A trailer full of hardcore delivered by tractor and a wet spaniel
Once we'd tipped the hardcore we could see how much stone we need to order. Dad did manage to make a path across the mud and level enough ground to park the car and the van on the drive again. We'll have to try and finish this next weekend - I hope it doesn't rain too much and become a swimming pool! 

1 comment:

  1. WOW I love this post. I have a tiny allotment 16 square metres and I use a trowel and a tiny fork. You are using seriously Big Man's Toys. I am over from Rhonda Jean's and I'm looking forward to reading more about your 'goings on' over in the UK. Jean


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