As I go back to work next week, its been full steam ahead in the garden. Thankfully we've had rain and cooler temperatures, but still, its dirty,sweaty work. And the other gift is the help I've had from Beau and Greg, who are taking it in turns (wise men). So the top swale where the apple and macadamia trees are was next on the list. The grass was as high as your shoulders and needed the same treatment as the lower swale had just had. So we stockpiled manure and mulch and got to it. Here's what it looked like when we started.