Friday, June 10, 2011

On My Mind...

Bri noticed yesterday that the satellite view of our home on Google maps recently changed. Previously, it showed our home just before we moved in. When I remember the last view I can see how much we have done in the year and a half we've been here. Ours is the one with the green roof in the near middle of the picture. You can see the circles of mulch around the trees in the orchard in the front yard and the garden beds in the back (our garden beds can be seen from space! Well, sort of).

In the spirit of full disclosure, the green in the orchard and in the grassy area in the back is actually weeds; this was definitely taken in winter or early spring. Those same areas are now growing a mixture of pasture grass and clover that we seeded a couple weeks ago. Besides making for a nice substance on which to walk and play, the clippings will go to the birds for greens and to the compost to give us some nitrogen for the piles. And the clover will attract bees. Slowly, but surely, we are making progress.

This post is part of a Friday photo feature hosted by Rhonda Jean at Down-To-Earth.


CM said...

Look at that, amazing! Now I'm going to have to check out our house too :-) Love the work you've done!

Street view of our place is of all the weeds that grew that our reel mower couldn't handle, why they couldn't give us a few days notice???

Unknown said...

Your hard work is paying off! You've created such a beautiful place Linds!

Lily Girl said...

CM - Thanks! Our street view is still the old one from before we purchased the house - no orchard in sight.

Rach - Thank you, you're encouragement is invaluable to me. Love you, friend!