Just how many wheelbarrows do I need around here? All three! One to hold the digging tools (which usually includes my first authentic Ozark gardening tool: a prison road crew worthy digging pick and eye protection for flying rock...), one to haul the topsoil to the site from the topsoil pile, and on to hold the enormous amount of leaf mulch!
This is a little pear tree planted about a month ago. If the rain will pass today and I can get out with my camera, I'll do a baby tree progress picture later this afternoon. (That is Glimmer the Golden Locust behind it, confusing the picture.)
My next post will be on the new tree planting technique I learned from my new favorite book on rainwater harvesting. Just my luck, to discover the best drylands water management book ever, during the rainiest year ever in Northwest Arkansas! (OK maybe not the rainiest ever, but sure to be in the rain hall of fame...) More later!