As the world turned, Friday, July 09 2010 was a unique and productive day of babysitting.
It began by taking Nikki Dee and her festooned bike to daycare for Bike Day. ↓↓
And continued with an impromptu breakfast at the local breakfastery. ↓↓
It was our first time to have Zach out by himself for such an occasion, and he seemed pleased with the undivided attention. ↓↓
For another first, we brought him to our place for his nap, during which we were able to continue our garden addition. You will recall that the bordering rocks were laid down a few weeks ago, but things really got cracking yesterday. We outlined the inside border with pound-in-edging. That being done, I stopped to read the paper. ↓↓
That bit about reading the paper was just a little joke. Very little. What I was planning to do was to lay the paper over the grass as a vegetation barrier before topping it with soil. First we wet the papers. ↓↓
Then we lay them. ↓↓
Ahem. Are we done laying papers yet, AC? ↓↓
Finally done with the blasted paper, BAC (Bald Anvilcloud) poured the soil: twelve bags in all. ↓↓
Unfortunately, we were running out of bags, time and weather before we could finish the job. ↓↓
In this last photo ↓↓, the last three bags were about be be dumped after which it was time to call it a day. We had run out of soil; it was beginning to rain; and, Zach was getting ready to get up and rumble.
Despite not quite finishing the job, it was great to finally make such progress with this vision that has been in our minds for more than a year now. With any luck, part of which will be if I and my back can still move after yesterday's exertion, we'll finish the job today.