+PROGRESS OF THE GOAT PEN PROJECT – JUNE 9, 2012

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A desert garden in the pre-monsoon heat of June does little more than rest and wait for the rains – with a few exceptions!  The entire yard is on drip irrigation which keeps the roots of the plants alive until the flooding life giving waters return for their very short season – hopefully around 4 pm on the 4th of July – which is ‘the usual’!

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Adobe planter
Adobe planter
Last of the snapdragons before this heat drives them into dormancy
Last of the snapdragons before this heat drives them into dormancy
Quiet corner
Quiet corner
Waiting in heat for the rains to come - looking south toward adobe chicken coop - American-Mexican border fences right behind coop
Waiting in heat for the rains to come – looking south toward adobe chicken coop – American-Mexican border fences right behind coop

Lilac (with Larkspur) - in our climate is alive and growing - doubt it will ever bloom
Lilac (with Larkspur) – in our climate is alive and growing – doubt it will ever bloom
miniature goat corral on right of picture - looking north (there's a little goat house - right of picture with rolled wire fencing stored on top for now)
miniature goat corral on right of picture – looking north (there’s a little goat house – right of picture with rolled wire fencing stored on top for now)
finishing the adobe mine hole - not sure I can salvage those chairs!
finishing the adobe mine hole – not sure I can salvage those chairs!

Narrow planter by pallet fence
Narrow planter by pallet fence

new garden bed outside goat pen
new garden bed outside goat pen
adobe mine hole - progress for small sunken patio - morning quiet space
adobe mine hole – progress for small sunken patio – morning quiet space

adobe hole floor progress
adobe hole floor progress

This is the smaller of the Texas Ranger variety - they supposedly only bloom when it is going to rain - no sign of that happening - yet!!  So pretty!
This is the smaller of the Texas Ranger variety – they supposedly only bloom when it is going to rain – no sign of that happening – yet!! So pretty!

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