Sunday, May 15, 2011
Status of the Homestead--the yard
Most people try to create a coyote fence that is all the same height, using latillas that are the same diameter, and definitely not out of Siberian elm. Well, we're not like most people. Besides, the elm is free and it allows us to look within our zones to find the resources we need.
I really like the mish-mash of diameters and lengths. The birds, do, too. We'll often see sparrows and finches atop the tallest posts. I planted sunflower seeds and cosmos along the fence, so hopefully there will be a border of color for both us and our feathered friends to enjoy.
Upon entering the gate, the mini-orchard is to your left. We have a Wealthy apple, Garnet peach, Chinese apricot and Green Gauge plum. The posts are for our eventual shaded patio. We have a shade cloth that hangs from the posts and fence, but we have to take it down most of the time due to the high spring winds. The green grasses are actually cover crops of winter wheat, vetch and blue fescue. Some flower seeds and a dry grass blend have been planted and we'll see what comes up.