Saturday, October 6, 2007

Holding it all in

"And I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me, and also about the king's words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, 'Let us arise and build.' So they put their hands to the good work." Nehemiah 2:18
This is the beginning of the final section of wall stemming from the patio. Here's the plan - run it parallel to the house and the trees, wrap around the end of the trees, and taper down to the yard. Then pound in all that rebar, back-fill with dirt, level it, and plant with grass or ground cover. Sounds easy enough, right?
We thought so, too, until we ran into tree roots. In fear of a pine tree crashing through the roof of our house, Eric opted to work around the roots rather than cutting them. Good decision. :)
Tah, dah!! Finished with the wall.
Now, who's going to clean up that mess by the trees?


photowannabe said...

Whew what a lot of satisfying hard work. Your whole yard will be so much fun to be in when you are finished.
Thanks for all the progress reports.

Penless Thoughts said...

Smart hubby there!!!

Peggy said...

everything is so beautiful!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow! What huge trees....what a beautiful area.

Hollie said...

You have a lovely blog; I visit it almost daily. Nice pictures of a beautiful area.
Best wishes.