Over the past week, we’ve putting putting part of our landscaping plan into action, beginning with the veggie garden out front. We are pretty sore and beat up after carrying a few tons of stone, mortar, gravel, and soil all over for a few days, but today we finished! The soil was delivered at 8:00 am and we finished and went for a much-needed swim at lunchtime. And then planted some seedlings that friends kindly gave us. Adding about 18″ of rock wall is a big job, and we’ve now got the sore arms and backs to prove it. Plus scrapes and bruises – so many scrapes and bruises! The garden was loosely based on a keyhole garden design, but larger and we skipped the composting part – which is really what makes it a keyhole – but there are too many foxes, groundhogs, etc. around to be composting in the front yard. However, it was great inspiration for the overall style.