a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tired Of Weeding My Porch...

Now that is a scary statement, isn't it?  Who in the world has to pull weeds out of their porch?  Me!  I added a rock patio, if it can be called that, to help catch the dirt at the entry of the house a few years ago.  Beginning with one of hubby's wonder offerings of  a huge rock, I worked around and laid rocks in sand.
Using the Quikrete I had stashed here and there, I have weeded and replaced the sand with mortar.  It has not been easy with the temps so high but, by golly, I am almost finished.
Why does hubby bring me these big honking rocks?
Because he loves me, and men think size matters.
It's not level and it's not beautiful but progress in being made.  This small addition has saved me from a lot of dirt tracking into the house...and it's the perfect place to hose off a big rug.
My last bag of Quikrete, hoping it will be just the right amount.
It was the perfect amount!
Just what I needed.
Isn't it truly a blessing when things come out even?
I have to wash the residue off when it dries a little.
More rocks will be visible then and hoping I have no paw prints when I go back out to do the finish work.  This is the ultimate example of using what you have.  I am holding the timbers in place with old  found horseshoes, driven into the ground, used old Quikrete left over from other projects and God's beautiful rocks.  With a lot of sweat, work, and even some fun...I don't have to weed my porch anymore!!!
Thank you, Quikrete!

13 comments:

colenic said...

Love it...that's beautiful...

An English Shepherd said...

Thats a big rock... :-)

EmptyNester said...

Wow! I'm impressed! I think you did a marvelous job and it IS beautiful! Your talents never cease to amaze me!

Country Gal said...

Great job Gail ! It looks awesome I love it ! I also love the look of your house in the background of one of the photos ! Truely a old stone farm house, I havent seen a full photo of your house but I bet it is amazing ! Have a wonderful evening !

LindaG said...

Congratulations! I think you did a great job, too!
You're amazing, Gail. :)

Nora said...

It looks nice, Gail. You did a good job. It looks much better than it did with the dirt and the weeds. Go ahead and be proud of yourself.

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

I love love love this. I really want to make a rock walk, but I'll have to find my own. :)

Chickadee said...

I think this is a GREAT idea! And it doesn't look THAT bad silly. In fact, I like the way it looks.

Granny said...

I love it. Every time you see the big rock you will think of your husband. Hope it always brings a smile to your face. :)

Michaele said...

I love how it matches your house kinda sorta.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Oooo, it looks REALLY nice!! I LOVE it!! :)
(And I'm not sure why I haven't been to this blog before. I guess I was part of your other one, but I like this one, too! :) )

Rob said...

Hello Gail, I think your husband brought you such a big rock because he knew it would mean less cracks therefore less weeding for you! Well you won't have that trouble anymore will you so you never know you may come home one day to find he took it away for you lol!

Sue said...

Pretty cool creation.

And I loved your "men think size matters" double entendre.

;)

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