Reclaiming Earth around Old Stump – Revitalizing Existing Landscape Using Reclaimed Rock and Soil – Steve Is Busy Shifting Resources in Our Front Yard –

No fire - no smoke - raising dust sifting earth and rock

no fire – no smoke – raising dust sifting earth – shifting resources

Here Steve sifts the dirt he has taken by force (using a pickax) from the roots of a palm tree stump.

Shifting Resources

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First plucking stems and tiny tree branches from the mix, he next presses what’s left through the strainer. Only small stones remain, which he discards, because they don’t match the existing stone bed.

Shifting Resources 5This is a finished batch of sifted earth, and I notice that there are very tiny stones mixed in with the dirt. Steve says that this stony earth will allow water to drain down to the plant roots.

Shifting Resources 2

Steve has used a load of stony dirt to build a rim inside this circle of cement blocks. The inner circle around the plant he will fill with sand, making this area easier to weed. Shifting our resources is a major part of Steve’s overall plan.

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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4 Responses to Reclaiming Earth around Old Stump – Revitalizing Existing Landscape Using Reclaimed Rock and Soil – Steve Is Busy Shifting Resources in Our Front Yard –

  1. jannatwrites says:

    That’s a lot of hard work! Some people find working in the yard to be somewhat enjoyable… I’m not one of them!

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    • I’m not one to enjoy working in the yard either, Janna. I can think of many other things that make me happier. Steve says he truly enjoys doing it, and I’m glad he does, because there is lots of it to do here. Blessings to you…

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  2. pattisj says:

    I like the stones and the various uses throughout. Blessings to you!

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