Monday, August 12, 2013
This little project involved four days of heavy digging, pick-axing through a ridiculous amount of rock and wrangling meters of perforated pipe into the ground. Luckily, our son was willing to spend a significant amount of his vacation to help his father.
One advantage? Both my husband and son now know all french terminology related to drainage. That's one way of learning a language, I suppose.
An equally back breaking job is pruning the giant elm trees that grow on the property. The branches still need to be cut into firewood, but that will be today's job.
I was particularly happy to see that the many seeds I had spread last year actually resulted in some beautiful pink poppies, like the one below.
This year, my friend Alain gave me a shoot from his jasmine, which I planted against one of the stone walls so it will be protected. I hope it will take.