Monday, June 04, 2007

Our weekend projects: could be John Deere ads

We finally placed another one of my husband John's carved stone pieces. It's a water feature made out of a piece of polished black slate. It has a hole drilled through its length for water to come bubbling out the top.

There was a lot of trial and error to set it up. It has a plastic basin reservior that's sunk into the ground, but the first basin John tried was too small, and too much water spilled outside the basin so it couldn't be recirculated. Just the situation for running the pump dry.

We dug a bigger hole and installed a larger basin, and now the water feature is finally running. All we need to finish the project is more pea gravel to cover up the black plastic top. I'll post a picture once that is done later this week.

Our tractor has a front-end loader, which can be removed and forks put on. Both the loader and forks are hugely useful.

A couple of weeks ago, we used the forks to move a large balled and burlapped crabapple to its planting spot. I don't know how we could manage a lot of the jobs around here without our trusty John Deere. The same goes for my handy husband!

A couple of weeks ago I used the tractor bucket to mix up all the potting soil to plant up my too many containers.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:34 PM

    Hi Yvonne,
    Ran across your blog on Garden Voices. We seem to have a lot in common. My name is also Yvonne, we have a landscape business, so we actually have two John Deere tractors. One with a back hoe and forks, the other with a clam shell bucket and tiller. The come in handy at home also. We have two acres, and I have run out of planting space too! I will add your blog to my friends, and check back often. Happy Gardening!


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