Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fall Garden Cleanup

 See those little red things at the top center of this pic? Early last spring we added about a dozen small fish to our upper pond.  We do this each spring hoping some will survive.  They take the log ride and usually end up in the lower pond.  This year, one ended up in the middle pond all by itself.  It was there this whole year all by itself. Yesterday I caught it and moved it to the lower pond.  I don't know what goes through fishes minds but this little guy seemed extremely happy to be amongst fellow fish.

 They like to hang out under the waterfall.

 I forgot to take a before photo but it was time for me to clean out the gardens.

 I also needed to reset the stone bench and as soon as I sat the top of the bench on the ground, Teddy hopped on to help.

 This stone was already heavy, there was no way I could lift it with the added weight!

 She was so funny, she really enjoyed being on top of it.

 Finally, a bench Teddy could get up on.

 Then she took a little nap amongst the leaves.

 As I was raking the garden, my rake broke.  So, I turned it into a hanging rack in my potting shed.  Good use for a broken rake.

 Lots and lots of cleanup to do. And I need to amend the soil.

The beauty berries are at their best right now.