Back 40

In 1998 and 1999 trenches were dug to bring water and power to the back forty. An extensive drip system was then install. In 2000 and 2001 the main trails in the back forty were created. We’re still adding trails to this part of the garden.

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 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

Entry 1 (Short Stairs to Fence Trail and East Stairs) 0574

Long Steps

Entry 1: Fence Trial and East Stairs Junction 576

Entry 1a

Entry 1 East Stairs Looking up 0572

Long Steps

Entry 1: East Stairs looking down 0564

Entry 3

Entry 1: Fence Trail  0571

Steps to upper garden

Fence Stairs 1 Looking Up  0570

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Fence Stairs 2 looking Down 0567

Looking up Redwood Trail 2

Back fence trail from top of Fence stairs to Xeriscape Garden 0569

Entry 2

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Steps to upper garden

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from bottom of center stairs trail to Fruit Trees  0578

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Entry 3 To Fruit Trees  b6

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Top of Entry 3 To Center Stairs Trial 0553

Looking up Redwood Trail 2

Entry 4 to Lower Fruit Trees 0549

View From Back of Property

Entry 5 Long Stairs Looking Up 0547

Steps to upper garden

Long Stairs looking Down 0551

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

Top of Entry 3 b 0555

Fruit Trees 2

Fruit Trees 6 View from Top of long stairs 0581

Fruit Trees 2

Fruit Trees 6 View from Top of long stairs 0583

Fruit Trees 2

Fruit Trees 6 View from junction near Top of long stairs 0552

Fruit Trees 4

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Fruit Trees 4

Fruit Trees 5 IMG_0584

Fruit Trees 4

Fruit Trees 6 IMG_0588

Fruit Trees 4

Fruit Trees 7 IMG_0589

Fruit Trees 4

Fruit Trees 8 057_57

Fruit Trees 3

Fruit Trees 9:  Trail to Xeriscape Garden 0559

Fruit Trees 4

Top of Entry 3 a 0586

Fruit Trees 3

Fruit Trees 10:  Looking Back 0557

Xeriscape Garden 

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 1 from trail from Fruit Trees  014_14

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 2 from center stairs 0561

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 3  View from East End 0563

View From Back of Property

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Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 5  View from east  0593

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 6 View from East  0595

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 7 Stairs toupper trail 0597

View From Back of Property

View From Back of Property 0599

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 5 View from East Entry  014_14

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 6 View from Top  of center stair 0560

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 7 View from west l 0563

View From Back of Property

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Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 5 Barbed Wire IMG_0600

Xeriscape Garden 1

Xeriscape Garden 6 View from west end  0601