R was lucky to have an eager young apprentice to assist him.
L quickly mastered the drill, as well as being a huge help with the banging in of the stakes and the moving of the dirt (all while rescuing many worms and relocating them to our compost)
Here is the almost complete stairs/ramp. It's not yet finished but it's where the excess dirt from our next yard projects will end up to fill in the stairs and finish the ramp. The sunflowers will stay there until I can collect the seeds to plant somewhere else next year.
Over the years, I've come to learn that everything can't be done at once and that the yard is a work in progress that will never quite be completed. I have been looking at all the projects we want to do and feeling overwhelmed - and feeling like we will never get them done! But while I was looking for the before picture of TSWDNSO, I realized just how much our yard has changed (mostly for the better) in the past 4 years. I realized it all takes time and I need to stop and enjoy my yard the way it is now, and not continually be looking at what needs to be done.