July through September, 2010

We spent the month of September in Iceland, England and France. While we were away, landscapers were hard at work finishing the terracing at the back (south) of the house that had begun one year ago and been interrupted by the early onset of winter. Pauline worked hard to put plants in the completed upper part before work on the lower part was done. Planting the lower part will have to wait for Spring. We also had more top soil spread on the slope north of the house, hoping we can encourage native grasses. The work started two years ago and did help, but we figure it will take several years to get the slope self-sustaining.