Well, we were all ready to do some digging... tools, soil, plants, and hands on deck... but it seemed that Mother Nature had other ideas about us starting the Chestnut Garden last night. Although we were able to lay out the boundaries for the garden and start pulling up some grass, a cold front came roaring through and we had to postpone our work to another night. Not just any ole cold front mind you, but one that brought snow to Central Texas. It must surely be the holiday season now.
So since the Holiday Season is quite busy for a lot of people, we are going to try again and finish the Chestnut Garden next Tuesday. That way, the week of Christmas can be a light week (potluck and sign painting anyone?) and everyone can rest and relax. To help speed along the process of getting the garden prepared, I'm going to work on it this coming Saturday morning. I'm thinking that if we can remove the rest of the grass and turn in some potting soil, all that will remain to be done next Tuesday is the fun part, putting in the plants. If anyone can help out on Saturday morning, we'd appreciate it and I'm sure things will move a lot quicker. And by morning, I mean around 10:30.
Also, I know that the Chestnut Neighborhood Association is having a tree planting event of their own on Saturday morning. They are going to be planting trees in their park, which is conveniently located just across the street from our garden. I'm going to see if any of them would like to help us out as well, since this Chestnut Garden is really going in for them.
Now if only we had some winter gear from Colombia of our own, since it's been snowing and all...