Sunday, May 22, 2011

Diversion from Sewing

Well I've taken a diversion from sewing. I mean, I'm doing a bit at night, pending how much I hurt. But it's that time of year here in Michigan...the hurry up and get everything done you want to do before the weather turns crappy again time. We've been slowly but surely upgrading our landscaping. We have 8 dogs who destroy the yard. We've been building more fenced area for the last couple years and finally have a special dog area and are upgrading our people area.

Two years ago we started with the flagstone patio.

Then we advanced on to adding some tiers to that area because the slope graded INTO our house! How stupid! We didn't do it that way it was like that when we bought the house. So, the other benefit is water diversion from our foundation.

Now this year we are on to a quasi decorative retaining wall which should also help with drainage and erosion control.

It's actually going a lot quicker than we thought. Thank goodnes we invested in a nice tractor. We could not have done all this without it. I grumble about the payment but it's worth it.

Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in some sewing.


Heather said...

I know exactly what you mean. We stepped outside at 8:00 a.m. today and just now came inside at 8:15. Everyone is sore and tired, but the yard looks so much better and I finally got all of my flowers planted.

Karin said...

Yard work it hard work! But it is looking nice, and all the hardscaping usually makes regular garden maintenance easier once it's done. Enjoy the weather!