Saturday, November 13, 2010

Snapshots of Adventure Farm

I picked up a load of mulch that, when I parked it in the driveway, showed a little microcosm of our farm in the city:

Here is our farm truck in the middle of residential St. Louis, loaded with mulch and tools, with the haul from our great pumpkin heist below and tree cuttings on the right from my nascent tree business.

And this is a view from above (well, from the roof) of our back yard showing Deanna's creativity and hard work. You can see the mulch paths and organic garden on the right that we're currently working on. Throughout are other growing beds and her lawn-art touches like the pond and stream in the upper left that is run by a water pump, the wooden arch on the left made out of ladders, old bathtub fountain in the lower right, etc.

Just a couple of snapshots of the humble beginning of our Adventure Farm.


  1. Beautiful!! And the mulched trail remind me a bit of a starfish. :)

  2. Thanks, Danelle. I never noticed the starfish resemblance, but I can see that. It even has the right number of legs :)

  3. Lovely! And it looks like you could build some sort of train gizmo on top of those railroad-looking cement blocks.
    Good luck! I hope everything grows well and to see this in person some time.