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My summer project, part two

June 13, 2017

An overcast day with rain in the forecast, so time to write an update.

06-13 left side done

I am pleased to report that the landscaping on the left hand side of the house is now complete. (The trick is knowing when to stop. I could have kept going on this for another week, but I did not. Well done, me.)

Before I tackle the other side of the house, it’s time to have a look at what I laughingly refer to as the “back forty”.

06-13 path

Wait a minute. Didn’t I spend days last summer removing all the weeds from the path? Yes, I bloody well did. And now I’m going to have to do it all over again. Bloody nature.

But before I get to the path (a job so tedious it can wait), I must see to the rock garden.

06-13 back 40 before

Yes, okay, you can see some of the very large rocks after which this part of the property is named. But there is a lot you can’t see.

06-13 back 40 after

For example, you couldn’t see that – thanks to my friend Krys – I have not just a mummy parrot living here with the flamingos, but two baby parrots, too.

With the rock garden sorted, it’s time to tackle “landscaping” the other side of the house.

06-13 right side before

Yikes! This is going to be a big job. Yesterday I made a start. It’s going to take at least a week to get the job done, but what a difference one day can make.

06-13 right side after

Pretty good, eh? Unfortunately this is but one small section. Still, a satisfying start, providing a sense of how great it will look when it’s finished. Definitely merits a celebratory G&T.






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