With the leaves on the trees you can’t even see the fence, but me, I know it’s there and I couldn’t be happier. Okay, that’s not true if ALL the work was done, ALL the plants were moved, I’d be happier! One step at a time though. Right?
While Randy finished tweaking the fence I dealt with the issues of the 4” of rain that came this past week sending mud pouring into my ‘dry’ stream bed and pond.
I dug out the area directly under the eaves of the gazebo roof because it was seriously pouring off there. I filled the area with rocks so that it want be able to wash the dirt out anymore. I made a berm with the dirt in the hopes that any water that comes from under the gazebo will hit the the low spot and drain away and not wash over the berm. I moved some plants around and hope that as things fill in, problems with water on this side will slowly fade away…
So since that was finished on Saturday Randy was free to work on his island (which he swears his finishing this week!) on Sunday.
He decided to try the wood frame idea ( I had) and I think he liked it, since he went ahead and glued it in place! The wood is the same wood we used for the deck so it will tie the island in nicely. The only thing he hasn’t decided yet is if he should make wood panels for the cabinet. He told me he can’t wait to get done so he can get grilling!
So while he worked away on that, I was rocking my own rock issues..
I decided that the ‘dry’ stream that got buried under mud with the rain, wasn’t going to work like I wanted. I want to keep the mud and water from running down in between the bog and stream so I decided to make the ‘dry’ stream more of a bank. About halfway through I decided I didn’t like it. It’s too much rock. Hey, as the creator of this mess, I’m allowed to change my mind! So I decided to work on something else.I pulled all the honeysuckle vines, briars and roses up, I cut down the scrub trees and then I got out my new shredder (with a little help from Randy) and used it to grind up leaves and sticks. That thing makes saw dust, not mulch and it also shoots it a long way. Wasn’t what I was expecting, but it does the job. There is just so much more to do..
One step at a time. Right?