Monastery Rock Garden
Greetings during this holiest time of the year. It has been some time since I posted but I have not forgotten about you our dear blog visitors – especially the “nun-mothers”!
Thought you might be interested in seeing the development of the rock garden including”Mint-henge” (Sr. Cecilia Maria’s creation!)
Here we are last fall preparing for the big dig
Top soil is removed and monstrous clay is found beneath. We also found old dog bones from our dear Barkley who has been going since 2001. It brought back fond memories of the best dog in the world!
More top-soil being removed. This was taken last fall and Elizabeth at left was here for her aspirancy.
Sr. Mary Andrea and Sr. John Mary planting crepe myrtles. Sr. Mary Andrea graciously let us take good soil from her veggie garden to create the rock garden.
Sr. Marie Michael doing her favorite thing – yard work!
Mint-henge as seen yesterday. Notice part of pile of clay off to the right.
Yesterday we went on a rock harvesting adventure
You wouldn’t believe how heavy this sandstone is!
Thankfully no one fell in the muddy water. Nora is wondering what she has gotten herself into aspiring to be a Passionist Nun in Kentucky!
It takes 2 sisters roll that stone up the incline and into the tractor bucket.
Sr. John Mary with precious treasure (and the easy job!)
Here is what it looks like as of yesterday