24 May 2011

Big 'Ole Pile of Dirt

Hello all! Blogger is back, we're back, all is good.

We did have a few minor projects this winter, I'm sure I'll get around to telling you about them eventually. Nothing too exciting.

But for now, we are working in the yard. Last week we had a yard of garden soil delivered.

Oli is longing to dig into all that dirt!

This helped us bulk up the garden beds along the house, and gave us more to work with to create a slope away from the house. Which in turn should helps keep the basement a little more dry. We hope.

Lewis sent me that picture during the day, and I went home expecting to be moving dirt around all evening, but guess what? He had it all done! Amazing.

This coming Saturday we are meeting with a landscaper. I'm so excited. He said he can work with us, come up with a grand plan that we can do in stages. That's just what I need. I've been tinkering with this yard for 7 summers now, and quite frankly, I just don't know what I'm doing.

Two years ago mom and I started to move large rocks and cement rubble to the narrow side between the house and the factory's fence, but I said stop. We don't know if we are doing the right thing or making it worse. We have such a steep slope, and I want a professional to tell me what needs to be done to correct that and make yard maintenance easier. I'll let you know what happens.