The river on the front hill is now completely planted. I am so delighted with the way it turned out. Two years, more rocks than I care to count, and 30 some grass plants later, we have one stage of the landscaping complete with the front hill. Let's go back first to the hill as it started:
|The hill, before we did anything|
And now the after.
|The River from the top|
|Another top down view|
|So nice, and pretty low maintenance|
|Couldn't be happier with the way this turned out!|
We also completed the walkway out back. It is so nice to have this done and I'm sure it will save our grass getting trampled by the dogs this winter.
|Cutting angles for the Window|
|Cutting blocks for by the window|
|Building the steps to the dog run|
|Steps nearly completed|
|Cutting the support beam for the walk to go over the Window on the edge|
As a reminder, here was what the back looked like before.
|Note the rough condition of the grass and that the yard slopes toward the house|
And the completed project!
|Looking towards the Deck|
|Looking towards the Dog Run|
|Turned out so nice, now just to finish up the egress window!|
|Finished step into the dog run|
|Next project to level the sod to the edge of the path. Hopefully this fall.|
|Another project crossed off the list|
Oh, and here's the newest craigslist bargain (I couldn't pass this one up!):
|Not sure this is it's forever home, but I'm certain I will find a spot for it|
|Red Canoe Shelf|
And some miscellaneous pictures from the last few weeks:
|Aria loves her soccer ball|
|Our first harvest of peppers, we'll get one more off the plants at least this big if not bigger.|
|We used the fresh peppers for a fresh taco salad, yum.|
|Red Mums I planted out front for the fall|
|Look at all that delicious fresh produce and local hard cider!|
After she left my hubby got to be my helper to can the rest of our peaches. What a nice way to end the summer by putting some fresh, local produce on the shelf for the winter.
Fall is beginning to show her colors here at the lake with brisk mornings, shorter evenings, and the delightful crisp air I love, and while it's my favorite season, I hope she holds this mild transition for a bit as there are still several projects on my list that I need decent weather for! More to come as these come to completion.