© 2010 Joshua Stark
I've been shoveling and shoveling the past few weeks, a bit at a time, working on new raised beds and a duck pond, and things are starting to come together. It makes for a muddy time, exacerbated by three mud-loving critters roaming around the yard, but hopefully we'll get some grass seed put down and they won't make such a mess in their pond.
Here's a pic:
The bed in the background is a 4' x 8' raised bed, to keep out the ducks. The flat spot next to it will be another one of the same dimensions. The big hole in the foreground will be the place for the pond. Hopefully, on the left side, there will be a water feature (maybe a wooden bucket with a little waterfall). The runoff will flow toward the big raised bed on the right, with (hopefully) some water plants in there.
Between the two sections I plan to have a few more, smaller, raised beds, and perhaps a little hill of native plants and flowers.
It's not a gigantic space, but I do hope to get good food out of this.