Saturday, March 10, 2012
New Community Garden Site Update
You just gotta love how inefficient government is! Boy, if we ran our households or businesses like the government in this country, we would all be bankrupt and homeless! There is absolutely no communication! With that being said, I called Dora (the Garden Coordinator for the County Community Gardens) this morning to see if they finished plowing and disced the new site for Cedarbrook Community Garden. She was just beside herself. That woman has got her hands full for the next couple of months. She told me that her husband went by our old site last night and saw this....
Yes, someone in the county put barricades up at the old site! Hmmm, wouldn't you think that the department in charge of this site would be notified??? No!!! When she found out the County offices were already closed for the weekend. She told me to just go around the barricades, which I did. I am going back tomorrow and will spend a good deal of time there. I am planning to remove the chicken wire, some posts, some fencing and trim back and mark what blackberries I am going to move.
Then I went over to the new site. It took the woman two days just to plow that site. It consists of 100, 20' x 30' plots. I lived on a farm most of my life and didn't know it took that long!
This is most of the new site plowed. The red X in the back is approximately where our plots will be. I sure hope those darn geese don't stick around!
This is to the right of the previous picture. There are some more plots in the back, some more parking and turn around and the area where the county will put our free compost.
I walked down to see where our plots are going to be. They will run 30' from X1 to X2 and then 40' deep. It's a good location. They are right on the road so I can park the car by the gate.
This is the road. They didn't do a very good job and it's not exactly how it was supposed to be....but, it will do.
As I was leaving, I spotted this guy way at the other end, past the plots, sneaking out of the brush.
I zoomed in as much as I could and got a pic! I have to thank "The Italian" for this great camera! I really hope that Mr. or Mrs. Fox keeps the bunnies under control!
Let's hope and pray that the site is disced on Monday. Then Dora can get the plots marked off and we all can start getting our sites ready!