Friday, June 15, 2012

We've got plans

Jilda and I have finally come up with a rough idea for our back yard "patio feature". The first stage is to add another set of stairs that extend off the side of the deck facing the garden.
At the bottom of the stairs will be a patio made of stepping stones. In the past I've bought the stones for other projects and it got expensive.
But I found the moulds in a garden shop that makes the exact stones were were buying.  The design of one stone looks a little odd, but when you place four stones together in a square, they form a singular design. They will be perfect for the space we're planning. I started pouring the stones today.
I waited until after the sun was low into the western sky before I started mixing the mortar, but the humidity was typical for this time of year. When I tell people I put a lot of sweat equity in this patio, it's a true (literal) statement.
As with all our improvement projects, I'll try not to bore you with too many photos and too much detail, but we're both excited about the end result which will be a patio with our fire pit, and to one side we'll have another arbor with maybe a swing.
Today has been a long and productive day. I plan to rest tomorrow and visit with some of our dear friends.
Y'all have a remarkable weekend.

7 comments:

  1. But I *want* to see a lot of pictures ;-) The project sounds like it will turn out beautiful for sure. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more.

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  2. Productive days are the best days of all.

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  3. I look forward to seeing some pictures of your backyard. I also had a busy day on my own backyard today. It was rewarding.

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  4. Can't wait for the pic's. We're in the middle of our backyard makeover but EEK, we hire it out. Well, most of it. The Hubby can't stand it and has to do some of it, of course he'll do the electrical as that is what he does! Carla

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  5. I understand the heat and humidity problem...we're getting some of that this weekend into next week. I love projects but Jack, well, not so much. Probably because he's the brawn and I'm the brains! I'd love to see the end result...pics are so much fun! Have a great weekend!

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  6. You are a good man, Charlie Brown. There is just no way I would go to all the trouble of pouring molds.

    But I'll bet you are going to be proud as a peacock with your new patio all down up with your very own sweat! :)

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  7. Your plans sound so lovely.

    Love,
    Janie

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