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

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sandy Fun With New Project...

The dry ditch that runs behind Marcy's house accumulates lots of sand.  We have to dig that out so the next rains will flow properly.  This time I claimed the sand for my new project....moving the swing set.  The set has seen it's better days but still is used by two grandsons, Jake and Zander and any children who stop by. 
The set has been relocated in a mostly shady (except in this picture) with wonderful sand all around for lots of fun. Two chairs are provided for the convenience and comfort of adults required to be there.
This is one Mulberry Tree behind the set and all the clipping that needs to be done.  The lawn has been mowed all this time but the edges have been neglected.
My new toys!!!
I had plenty of assistance from Ki-Anne
 Lizzy
and Lil.
The snowball bush had been recovered and protected.
Lord, please, let it rain.

19 comments:

Irene said...

That's a neat play area you made. I almost wish I was a kid again so I could come and use it. I'd sit on the swing and pump my legs like mad.

I sure do hope you get rain soon, if not, I'll send some of ours over.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Great idea, I bet your grandchildren will love it.
You are getting lots accomplished this month.
Lynne x

Lynne said...

Clicking off the projects, one by one! Whose house is made of stone?

Brian Miller said...

very cool play area...you know they will love it....

i'd ship you some of my rain if i could....we are rather waterlogged....

Sandra said...

great idea to recycle the sand... you know i love the pet pics and if you do a rain dance be careful, i did one last month and it started raining and forgot how to stop

Farm Girl said...

gosh you are so busy, I feel like a slacker. Is it hot there? It all looks very nice and no matter how you do it, I hope you used the tractor to move the sand. :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

What a super way to recycle and reuse. The play area looks very
inviting. Kids and sand make a great combo.
I sure hope you get some rain soon. We have had three active moisture days and two nights here. First wet of any measurement since a tiny little snow in Feb. Of course now our swamp coolers don't work when there is humidity so it just a trade off......I'll take the rain. Oma Linda

Terri said...

Great results from all that hard work. You are making me feel lazy again! Your pups are hard workers, I can tell! They are so cute!

Sandee said...

You sure do some mighty fine work, and you have three babies that snoopervise you very well. Excellent.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the babies. ☺

TexWisGirl said...

i LOVE your sis' house!!!

linda eller said...

I would gladly send you some of our rain if I could. I think the sandy area for the swing set is a splendid idea. Happy Saturday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now when the kids fly off the swing, they'll land on sand.
Sending our rain to you.

Dreaming said...

What a great project and a perfect place for sand.

Saucy Kodz said...

Wow, I am impressed and very interested about your brick wall. What is this wall attached to or is it just a wall? Or, is this a collection of your stones :)
What a great way to recycle the sand and I am impressed by how much there is. I could sit here a while and maybe even swing for a while. Hi to all - Lilly

labbie1 said...

Is that your house made of that lovely stone????? So pretty! Great idea with the sand and another project done! The kids are sure gonna have fun! Reminds me that we used to get some waxed paper from mom and wax the slide down on our swingset when I was young. Made us fly!!!! :)

LindaG said...

Do you have them slide into the wall? I do need glasses though. These are all scratched up.

Good use for the sand!

Sandy said...

I wish I had a beautiful swing set area like this as a kid. It's gorgeous along side this rock wall.

Girl, you've been busy!!!! And I love your assistants, I hope they help and not supervise lol.....

Josie Two Shoes said...

Every project you take on you plan out with such thought and care, and the end result is always excellent! Kids love swing sets and aren't the least bit deterred by a bit of wear! Is that beautiful rock wall part of a house? Can't wait to see all this!

Sue said...

You have some really neat dogs.

=)

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