Well Spring has definitely spring around here!! We've had so much lovely weather, that we've been spending hoursssss outside every afternoon/evening!
In the beginning, we decided that the hill on the edge of our new driveway was hazardously steep. (Really, I feel down it twice, and Kurt fell down it once.) A few weeks ago, when we had the Bobcat, we piled all this dirt up to start leveling out the hill.
And then we started bricking up a wall....
And we bricked some more....
Until we were finally done with one side!
Then we went and picked up a mountain of plants! Two car fulls!!
And then we dropped 'em in!
Big Improvement, right? Those 2x4s on the right, mark where the stairs will go.
So I picked up a truckload of 6x6 pressure treated, and Kurt got to work cutting them in half.
But the 6x6s are so thick, that even cutting through each side with the circular saw, you still have to finish them off with the hand saw.
Six of 'em all sliced and stacked!
I measured the rise and run of the hill. Eight feet, and twenty-four inches. Based on that, the steps will generally look like this! I just stacked them up in the garage, to test fit, and make sure they'd be stable enough.
And after all of that, we got to digging--again. Why do all of our projects involve so much digging?! We've talked about it, and decided that by the time all, or even most of our projects are done, we're going to have killer backs and biceps haha
Kurt said that cutting in and assembling the steps has gone more easily than he expected it to. Hopefully that's a good thing! We're about halfway through putting in the steps (literally, he's put in two steps haha) Unfortunately, it started raining this afternoon, and it's supposed to rain all weekend! Boo!
There's a bit of a lull in the rain right now, so Kurt is outside fertilizing. That probably means that starting next week, we'll be mowing twice a week. At least the flowers, and the garden like the rain. And, it keeps the grass nice and green!
I have to say, even with the rain, we really love living in the country! And on the even brighter side, today we bought tickets to see Modest Mouse in Fort Wayne. We managed to get third row center seats!
I love our life!
Modest Mouse - Sunspots