|Our house with old walkway.|
I looked outside and saw what truly was a disaster of dead perennials and broken branches. It was very overwhelming. Not only was the garden a mess, but the barn, house, and stone walls around the house needed some attention.
|New walkway ( patio).|
When the HUGE palate of stones arrived, a pile of stone dust, and that black stuff that keeps weeds from popping through, I started getting a little concerned. What's happening here?
I did say that it would be nice to have a few more large stones around the doorway instead of the grass and weeds that always ended up there, but this was starting to seem kind of extreme.
|Getting accustomed to it and trying to "soften" the edges.|
It's a patio...... moving on ....
Next project! This one is one I know all you ladies out there can really understand the need for. A closet in the bedroom!!!! For eleven and a half years, I have suffered with NO CLOSETS, except a pitiful tiny thing ( I can't even use the word closet here), at the top of a winding staircase under the eaves. Impossible to get to and find anything inside it. Which is one of the reasons I am always wearing the same clothes..... couldn't find any of the nice things I would occasionally buy. Yes, it is true that I am not a fashion diva, and my daughter has pointed out, several times in the past, that I am a fashion failure, but it would be nice to be able to get to my clothes without breaking my neck. It is too difficult to explain how the former closet ( still think that word is not appropriate) gave me a sore neck but believe me it did. My friends laughed when they used to see what I hung my clothes in.
|The new Closet!!!|
|1790's mantel! Love this!|
|Herb garden in beginning of the summer.|
Slowly but surely, all our summer projects are being finished and just as the season is ending. It has been quite a nice summer and YES, I did work like a dog out there in my garden and it is beautiful! I moved huge stones, for small walls in my herb garden, replanted roses , perennials, and added compost. I was getting quite the buff looking arm muscles! Husband was a little unnerved by that......
Moral of this post is, always listen to the wife.....she usually knows best.....