197) Patio Progress
I did not expect our little patio construction to make such a total change to the look of our front yard. Oddly, it makes it look bigger.
We hired Peter to build the forms for the retaining wall (and later the bread oven and patio floor.)
And a honkin’ pumper truck filled those forms with flyash concrete.
Then, the forms were stripped. Drain tile and drainrock installed.
And the real work began:
Sami, Ela, Haley and I weeded the whole hillside and behind the wall of blackberry, broom, alder, horsetail and most grasses.
We left the cedar and arbutus trees!
In total, we spent a long, long workday (9 hours!) cleaning up construction waste, moving rocks, and backfilling the wall by hand (well, by shovel.)
After that, we all needed to take a day off work.
And our tired eyes were rewarded with a near-full-moonrise.
Sharing with these generous party hosts: Diana Rambles’ Pin-me Link Party, The Dedicated House’s Anything Blue Friday, Little Homestead on the Hill,