The project is about to begin — about two weeks earlier than expected, but hopefully that means it will be done two weeks sooner.
Of course, this has led to a frenzy around the Chicken Ranch. The first order of business was to get the girls (our six beautiful hens) moved to a new, but temporary, location in the yard. As you may recall, the “ranch” is a whopping .16 acres – so our options are limited! With this accomplished last night, I am about to take on the task of up-rooting about 75 tulip and daffodils which are on the verge of blooming. I’m not sure what my success rate will be at this state of growth, but I’m going to give it a try. I guess another option is to leave them, let them be trampled and dig them out in the fall. One issue in doing that is that most are exactly planted where the new, double “garden door” to the garage will be located. Ugh!
I also will be moving my chives (no big deal here – these plants have been in just about every local in the yard and most came from our previous home!); and I have to decide if I want to save the lavender or just put some new plants in later. Oh, and this all has to be done by Thursday (which is tomorrow!).
I have plants in the front yard that also need to be healed in somewhere — Alliums — which, like the tulips, are about to bloom and really look great this year! If anyone has suggestions/tips or has ever replanted bulbs as they are blooming — please let me know!
I’m sure I’ll have some dramatic images to share tomorrow as the shed comes down (and we’re totally exposed to the alley); the hot tub takes a hike and the garden becomes a giant tractor pit!