Upper Tier Retaining Wall

This area has been a work in progress. First oak trees were removed and then we had fire clearing with goats. Next was tractor work to put in a trail and smooth the area. The “fun” part is designing the space. It’s amazing to look back and see the progress over time. When I’m tired from the day’s labor, seeing old posts and photos make it all worth it.

Our landscape design started with building four planter beds from redwood bark slabs. Each one was wired and filled in with composted horse manure. We now have tomatoes and sunflowers growing like crazy up in this sunny area.

We also built a bee hive stand and arbor with gates and a gong.

Digging out the hillside and flattening the slope of the walkway was a huge chore. It’s so full of roots and sandstone.

Today, Farmhand Will Burke and I redug the post holes that had filled in since we last used the auger. We cemented in the posts which I “married” together with milled 2×6 redwood. No cost wood.

In July, we’ll build the wall with the remaining redwood bark slabs. Stay tuned.

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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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