All we did this weekend was work with mulch. Except for one quick trip to Lowes, to get trellis posts, which were on sale at 50% off. This sale only happens once or twice in the spring, so we had to take advantage of it. Those posts are just sitting on the trailer near the grape vines for now. Jeff will start marking off spots for the holes, and then use the post-hole auger on his tractor. If the weather holds up, he’ll get started this week!
We probably used up over half of our huge stockpile of mulch – Jeff would scoop three tractor bucket loads into the smaller trailer, which we then pulled with the Four-wheeler. We used pitch-forks and wide shovels to move the mulch around trees and bushes. Lars and Tina tried to keep a running count of the wagon loads, but we lost track. Our best estimate is that we did at least 15 loads since Friday evening.
All the elderberries, fruit trees and half the blueberry bushes are done. A few of the flower beds got some “left-overs”, they will need to get more later. The weekend, as always, was way too short to get everything done.