Blitz 117 in Reservoir
Back in November, a small band of mostly female volunteers came together for Damien’s second blitz, in Reservoir (Blitz 117). The first was in May 2010, and since then Damien has been back out in the permablitz world helping other’s set up their food gardens. This time, the blitz was to build up the back yard with soil and compost, and to build a fox-proof chook house and chook run.
Blitz 117 Pics
The chookhouse and run were designed by Nick, who put a lot of time and effort into matching the design with the available space. The chookhouse fitted under the back stairs and deck, and the run included space underneath the house, and around some fruit trees. It was all made fox proof by digging the fencing into the ground, and making sure that there were no holes for the cunning little devils to get in through. It was a big job, and with the tight space we didn’t manage to complete it all, even with Nick and Bill staying back to try and finish off.
Kate designed the back yard food garden, along the available narrow strip. There was plenty of soil to move, and space was tight. In spite of the difficulities the job was finished on time, thanks to everyone’s (pretty much non stop) hard work.
Pic from the original Blitz (89)
Damien gave a big thanks to everyone, but especially to Nik and Kate for the huge amount of work they put into the design and implementation and to Thomas for his great work as facilitator on the day.