Fast forward again to March of 2015. I ordered about 35 trees from Bob Wells Nursery and Grow Organic. 28 of these trees got planted in the contour woody beds. I still had two beds fallow and unused. At this time in my life, work had become an incredible drain on my time. This was pretty much the last project I had been able to complete in 2015.
I ordered Chinese chestnut, halls hardy almond, Li jujube, plums, peaches, apples, pears, a couple of fig trees and a wonderful pomegranate. I completely failed to snap pictures of the trees. I instead became very fixated on nature’s compliments to my garden. Namely the animals. Lizards, frogs, a garden snake and baby fricken bunnies. No kidding! I got pictures to prove it.
A little garden snake upset that I put him in the wheelbarrow. I released him elsewhere in the garden away from the end of my shovel. As I continued to plant the trees, I noticed the soil was very easy to work and almost effortless digging. As I made my way along the beds, soil had settled between the logs making holes for nature to fill.
Frogs in your garden are a compliment from nature. Since frogs respire over 50% through their skin, they are very subject to pesticides and chemicals. My garden is devoid of these damaging agents and I actually stumbled upon another set of frogs.
After finishing the first row of trees I continued to the second row. As I put my shovel into the ground I stepped back and heard I high pitched screaming. It was pretty horrible, but my coolest discovery was yet to be found.
I had inadvertently stepped on a bunny burrow. I lifted up the straw and fur to find a den of kits.
I removed the fur and straw to make sure I hadn’t hurt any of the little ones.
Every night when I come home, I see the adult versions running around. It was pretty cool to actually be able to see the babies. Everyone was just fine and were nestled back together in their burrow. I got all the rest of the trees planted. I was exhausted and consequently I forgot to snap tree pics.