Turning a desert into an orchard (on a small scale)

For those of you who don’t know, the previous owners had an over ground pool which they removed when they left. This left us with a large sand circle in the ground which we plan to plant a few fruiting trees in in the spring. Before we can do that of course we must first get rid of the sand circle.


And thus it began…


The other day I scraped and chipped away at the outer dirt and sand until you could see all of the pegs holding the outer circle in place



The dirt filled this whole bin to over flow by the time I finished (yes it took a few days).

I will continue to post updates of our progress, by the way the trees will be multi grafted to save space and offer a greater variety.



The Pup stayed busy weeding the garden like only  glass blower knows how…



Today we cleared out the garage, got rid of a bunch of trash prepared some charity donations repacked our storage and raised it up on pallets to await the rainy season. My back feels like hell, but I will get by. Hope you are all have a happy week ahead of you!



  1. Annie said,

    October 5, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    What a job you have ahead of you. But I think the results are going to be awesome. I’ve heard of multi-grafted trees but don’t believe I’ve ever seen one. Great idea. I’ll look forward to seeing how this evolves. Got a kick out of the weed blasting. Burn baby burn.

  2. Bee Jarvis said,

    October 6, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Dear Cat don,t ever move….please……all this work….it will be all the things you both love…..nature nature nature

  3. October 7, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Wow! I’m so impressed with your work! Please, help me finish mine when you’re all done there, okay?


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