Sky Feeder got a new name from a passerby who called it a “sky garden”. She was more on the mark than she realized, as I would swear those dowels took root! Thank goodness for the recent fall rains which definitely softened the soil. Even so, I had to dig out about 120 of the dowels with a shovel – after all the hard work pounding them into the ground originally they just didn’t want to pull loose easily. The good news is that the design of the piece proved quite stable! Four wet soggy hours spread across Tuesday and Thursday of last week, not including a break to dodge a brief thunderstorm, left a leaf strewn lawn and some small patches of mud. It gave me a sense of great satisfaction to document the deconstruction as ring by ring the pieces came out, and to see the site return to its natural state.