Back 40

In 1998 and 1999 trenches were dug to bring water and power to the back forty. An extensive drip system was then installed. In 2000 and 2001 the main trails in the back forty were created. 

Upper Garden Entry Paths

There are five entry paths to the Back 40 from the Gillingham Trail and one from the lowest part of the Canyon. The First Entry splits into two ways to the top; One is the fence steps and the other is the east steps. Entry two accesses the west steps and a path to the Fruit Trees. Entry 3 and 4 access the fruit trees. Entry 5 is the long steps along the west fence line.  

Entry 1

Back Forty Entry 1

Entry 2

Back Forty Entry 2

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Entry 3 To Upper Fruit Trees

 

Entry 4 to Lower Fruit Trees

Entry 3

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Steps to upper garden

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Looking up Redwood Trail 2

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Steps to upper garden

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View From Back of Property

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There are two planted gardens in the back 40 area; Fruits Trees is the lower of the two and the Xeriscape garden is where I am working to reduce watering, by trying different plants.

Fruit Trees

Fruit Trees 1

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Fruit Trees 2

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Fruit Trees 2

Fruit Trees 6 View from Top of long stairs 0583

Fruit Trees 2

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 3

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Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 3

Fruit Trees 10:  Looking Back 0557

Xeriscape Garden 

Xeriscape Garden 1

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Xeriscape Garden 1

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View From Back of Property

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Xeriscape Garden 1

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