Yet more digging! Apart from adding (a lot) more top soil to the yard, the last thing to do before we can start planting is install the irrigation system. I plumbed in the supply line for the irrigation system last summer. Since then we've had a backflow preventer added.
The Papa Sheep
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Sunday, March 19, 2023
Central Yard Part 5
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Central Yard Part 4
We've been having awful weather, not just lately but pretty much since the start of the year. Ice on the windshield in the moorings has only been punctuated by endless days of rain and even a few hailstorms. During one break in the onslaught, I managed to sneak outside are start rebuilding the steps that I destroyed a few weeks earlier.
The first step was to re-expose the concrete pier from the old stairs; I'll be building a new pier just behind this.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Central Yard Part 3
Back at it! The following picture might not look like much, but this is the last bit of the yard that I had to clear of small rocks and general crap that was leftover from the concrete pour. Now we're ready for landscaping soil and more moss rock!
This is how they look completed; there will be a lot more soil between the two barriers eventually.
Thursday, February 2, 2023
Central Yard Part 2
It's Saturday, and it's a beautiful sunny day, about 65F/18 C, perfect conditions for doing some digging! My Father's old mate Jeff Haystacks once told me that digging is second only to swimming in terms of muscle usage and all round good-for-you-ness. Under the right conditions, it can be very enjoyable.
I'm working on the area immediately in front of the house. I started by digging out around the irrigation connections, and building a quick retaining box from some scrap 2" x 12" PT I had in the shop. We laid irrigation lines and electrical cables below the concrete walkway before it was poured, but we're not ready to connect the pipes to the water supply just yet, so I will need access to this area in the future.
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