In my 'garden spaace' there were lot of field-type plants, small trees, rocks, dead trees (half rotted into the ground), weeds and tall grasses. Our vegetable garden has many steps involved which is why I have it labeled as Projects 2-10. It may even be more than 9 projects...
Project 2 A few weeks ago I started clearing out the small trees and took the larger of the small trees out with a hatchet. The area was fairly clear but not maintained for a garden space. The tree roots are still in the ground and will have to be cleared. There are a few stumps left too, but that will take more the husband's help!
Project 3 On Monday I started raking the long grass. Jeremy teases me that I am 'raking the woods' but technically I am raking the garden! I hauled 4 wheelbarrow loads of grass and brush away from the garden and into my composting area on the other side of the yard... through the trees... hard work!
Project 4 This weekend I will be hauling out all of the grasses.
Project 5 This weekend (hopefully) I will be able to find all partially buried trees, roots and rocks. May not get them out of the way but will be identified to remove later!
Project 6 A little further out... we need to figure out how to prep the ground, tilling etc. Will have to address that when we get there though...
Grass pile - needs to be hauled out to the other corner of the yard then to the woods. I will also need to rake well under the pile because this area will also be part of the garden. I am thinking instead of using the wheel barrow I will use a fitted queen size bed sheet, fill it up and carry it to the pile. It holds more than my little wheel barrow.