The above picture is an update on my Sept 22nd Instagram ‘before shot’ (left) that I thought some of you here might like to follow the progress of. We’re determined to move leaps and bounds this autumn and winter towards our goal of making a business out of our gardens, therefore fulfilling our dream of working together full time and no longer working out of the home for other people.
Johnny has been doing the back breaking work of lifting, sifting, & shifting soil for a new path. There are lots of stones to break up, move, and then refill after weed suppressing plastic has been laid down. It’ll then be topped off with stone chippings. This is a must when gardening atop so much stone and when soil is in short supply.
Check out the new bed he built along the left wall…for flowers me thinks 🌷🌼🌹 🌻 There are two established mint beds already along the wall and two more varieties to go in. Mint spreads so much we’ve decided to dedicate this space to it and keep the different types separated by flowers and a bench seat which will give another angle to chill out and view the front garden, our tree, and the house from.
As you can see from where our front gate is in the upper left corner, we’re situated just below the main road, in a valley of sorts, and every visitor to the island passes by our homefarm. They stop by our gate and the walls aside it to take pictures. Often they stand on the walls, they yell down with questions and comments, and just stop and gaze. Some are even bold enough to walk on down for a closer look. We would love to allow them to come down to take a self-guided walking through each of the fields and gardens, inside the tunnel, to visit the animals. Many other ideas have grown from this one thought– once on our homefarm, what else can we offer them? I’ll continue to share our ideas as I share more of our progress. Feel free to share any ideas you have or have seen somewhere elsewhere. Teamwork makes the dream work!!
Cheers, Melissa Xx