Today I measured out the first half of the new garden. I had my measuring tape out and I marked out with sticks where the two big plants would be, where the edge of the walkway would be, where the arbor will go.
Moose then scared a chicken out of the apple tree (ytes, they're now flying up into the apple tree to devour the apples before they can even fall to the ground). A ripe apple fell and I ran for the apple tree to snag the ripe apple before the chickens got it. I took two bites of the apple and turned around and walked back to the new garden space. I was away less than 60 seconds and when I got back Mazikeen had eaten every one of my sticks I had used to mark space. Well, there went my plans for today. I gave up and waited for kids to get home from school to help me peel sod. We got less than halfway done when #3 and I were exhausted and hungry and #4 and #5 were getting antsy to do something else. Tony has tomorrow off, maybe I can make more progress with him helping while kids are in school. I can hope anyway.
Bonus plus side to this project - we can use the sod we remove to fill in some holes Mazikeen has dug in the yard.