I do so appreciate all the nice comments, and ideas, and suggestions for the playhouse.
Sharon, suggested checking Craigslist free stuff several times a day for fence panels. First time I checked, there they were...free fence panels, but someone had just beat me to them.
You all had encouraging words and good suggestions...and I am using them all! Thank you!
When the playhouse is finished and the little pot bellied stove arrives, you can all come for tea.
So, here's the other worst gardening mistake ever made...
Just this past fall, I cleaned out the Iris bed, digging out all the irises and pulling out the weeds. Then brought buckets of black rich soil from behind the chicken lot and re-set the Iris.
Have you ever seen such a mess in your life! That rich soil was full of weed seeds that had also washed down the hill, and boy have they thrived being out in the sun light!
So, this fall, I plan to dig everything out again and fill the bed with store bought potting soil and composted cow manure. I make more work for myself!!
I build a pretty shabby looking wattle fence, but you would be surprised at how strong it feels. It surely will support the half-runner beans,
and a look too at the three tee pees. I know, real gardeners will probably get a good laugh, but hey, it was hot work sawing down these tall tangled saplings from the woods.
The soil in the teeny tiny garden gets darker and richer every year...this summer I can thank Robert and Kristine for the big bags of horse manure they gave us.
Better get busy. It's daylight now. The guineas are flying down from the tall cedar tree, and I can hear the rooster crowing from inside the hen house...addling all the hens.
Thank you for your friendship.