I've found a little motivation since my last post a few minutes ago.... I'm cleaning house while the photos load since my Internet is so slow. I see that the sun is shining so I'm going out soon. So many Fall chores to do.
The "front" of the house is where my flowers are. The "back" of the house is where all the crap is that is supposed to by my lawn (I call it the Man Side of the Yard). To the left of the house is vegetable gardens and greenhouse. To the right the dog yard, dirt, trees, sledding hill. Major reconstruction of that area lately.
Dirt being moved up behind the "Y" tree to make a better snowboard park for the young men Nick hangs out with.
Beyond the dozer past the house is where my flower gardens are.
We had to clean up some trees and then dirt could really be moved.
Up, up and up.
Because we are who we are out "projects" develop as they go and always become much bigger than originally intended. The next decision was to dig out the bank next to the house.
You can see a portion of the 25 X 25 dog yard here.... the idea was to dig out the bank, move the dog yard over and put in a doggie door hoping they'll let themselves in and out. We are loud, busy and on the go... the dogs do not go to the door or whine... they just quietly go on the floor. Frustrating to say the least when you have 4 dogs. Cross your fingers this helps.
Then we looked at the big bank trying to decide how we could better utilize that space. We can't cut back too far... can you see the power lines in the back? Can't cut down the "Y" tree. Lucas said the other day "When I get big I'm going to kick a football through that tree". Can't disappoint him now. :)
We finally decided to cut down the trees in the middle so we could take some of that dirt for the sledding hill.
He scraped off the moss/stumps and they went down the hill to be buried.
This is a view from the top of the snowboarding ramp. All the "stuff" is where my lawn will be and that will all be moved over next to where the shop will be.
Beginning to develop the hillside and dog yard. I guarantee you will NOT believe what it looks like today.
So let's do a recap.....
A couple weeks ago....
We still have a long way to go before it's "done", but progress is being made.