Friday, September 20, 2013

A Glimpse into the Garden

Amazing how quickly life gets busy, and all those little things that aren't on the must do list get pushed aside. I still have loads of pictures to share, but I have this feeling that they're going to be spread out farther than I had hoped at first.

I've shared quite a few photos of the garden in the past. If you're curious, click on the links to "cottage" posts at the bottom of the page to review what it used to look like. This has been a project that has been going on for around ten years, so we were really glad to help make more strides forward.

The fruits of our labor were very much appreciated. We raided the peach tree, the plum tree, and even found a few blueberries and a strawberry or two. Near the end of the trip I also had my first experience with fresh hazelnuts.

We made some new friends while we were at the garden. The first one was not the least bit bothered by having us take a closer look.

Those random bugs in the second picture found a heavenly elixir on those plants and stayed in the same positions the entire time we were in Czech. Very strange.

Our final friends were by far the cuddliest...

The babies were really skittish at first, and even puffed up and hissed at me, but the Mamma Cat walked back and forth between me and them many times to show them that I was safe. Eventually they warmed up to me. One of them started licking my hand, and let me pick it up, although it was still nervous. Unfortunately, the next day when I went to find them again, they had disappeared.

Now for some pictures of all the hardcore work that we participated in, beginning with the dirt that we ran through a giant sieve to clear out the rocks so it will be good for growing things.

When I was wandering amidst the other gardens I took pictures of the flowers growing there, which gives a little idea of what might happen in "our" garden someday.

Now, for a final look at the cottage, which is really the star of the show :)

Hope you enjoyed a little time in the garden :) It was a lot of work, but was definitely worth it.


beckynot said...

Kitty is beautiful and I want to live in the little house with her. So why am I not happy in my little house with my little dog?

Transient Drifter said...

Sometimes happiness is not so much connected to the where as it is to the what. Changing scenery can help, but there is more to healing than just moving on literally.

jennifer said...

That is a HUGE garden. What a project. And my husband would drool to live in a house such as the cottage. The "realness" of it is monumental.

Transient Drifter said...

My father-in-law has done everything by hand. The cottage is still unfinished inside, but it is three stories, and hopefully we helped him finish enough of the heavy projects that he can finish it soon