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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whose Bright Idea Was This Anyway???

Ground is leveled in front of screen porch steps, old shower curtain laid under rocks to slow weed growth. Gravel will be added to hide the curtain.  These are some big rocks but I was hoss enough to get them in place.

I added three worms to my worm bed today along with some top soil. I plan to find more tomorrow as I dig.
Installed a piece of barn tin under the screened porch which will be the back of the water garden and recycled some old lumber for the outside of the steps.  I have placed some rocks there but will add more as I go.

Only one injury today, lucky me.  I was breaking rocks with a hammer to dry stack under the edge of the sheet metal and a piece of rock sliced my wrist.  Hurt like heck but nothing serious.  So piece by piece things are going into place.
I'm slowly beginning to dig and toss the sand and gravel behind and around the big rock to form a berm for plants and rocks.  All plans are subject to change. We'll see what happens next.

18 comments:

Buttons said...

Brilliant an artist genius with a different canvas.
Please be careful little oopseys can turn out to be big go to the hospitals. I know this for a fact:) Have fun genius:) Hug B

Saucy Kodz said...

Now, those are some big hunking rocks to move. Smart idea with the olde shower curtain, for that stuff you buy in stores doesn't work for long and you are replacing it. I found some really neat rocks on the beach yesterday and made 3 mini-inukshuk's - presently they are sitting on the back deck railing, silently watching the house and giving off a warm feeling whenever I see them. They are waiting for a home to sit in. These guys are small 4-6 inches in height and each rock carefully looked over and had to feel right. You would love these. Will send you a photo. Take care of that small wound. When you see Marcy, give her a big warm hug from me and tell her I said "thankyou from my heart". She'll know what I mean. OK Hi n howdy to TM, Andrew n clan xo

Lynne said...

Those look like boulders . . . not rocks! You be careful there Hoss . . . getting laid up from injuries ain't no fun!

Sandra said...

phew! I am exhausted! just reading about all this work.. if i picked up a rock like that i would be in bed for a week with my back out... you go girl

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think you gave yourself that prison sentence.
Looks like it's coming together though!
Sorry about your wrist.

Irene said...

Do you go looking for work or is there really nothing else to do? You always think of these heavy duty jobs to do that I think require a considerable amount of muscle power and sweat, as if it isn't hot enough outside already. I think you sit around thinking about the kind of trouble you can get into next. Is this a way to get out of doing the boring household jobs?

RoeH said...

Well I, for one, am impressed! I could never attempt a job like that. Especially pounding those BOULDERS. Big boulders. Anxious to see the end result. Be Careful.

Sandy said...

Super Woman.............TADA!!!!!!

Be careful girl, don't want to see you getting hurt or going to the hospital.

I love the rock/stone work in front of the porch steps.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Sounds like you thought of everything. Bet it will be great all the work you have put in.
Hope the poorly wrist is okay soon - yikes be careful!
Lynne x

Linda Wildenstein said...

Golly woman, you are so industrious. Makes us semi mobile old broads feel bad just sitting back and watching. Good for you....rock it while ya still can my dear. Oma Linda

Farm Girl said...

I really like how that is going to look. Those are huge rocks. I am amazed you could move them.

TexWisGirl said...

those are definitely some big rocks!

Country Gal said...

Oh looking forward to seeing it all done . I bet it will look great with all your wonderful ideas ! Just remember to take a break every now and then and rest lol Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Sandee said...

You're a one woman show indeed. You are also strong too. I've never known a farm girl or guy that wasn't either.

Have a terrific day. ☺

labbie1 said...

Slow and steady wins the race! You are 100% further than before! :)

Sue said...

I love that expression, "I was hoss enough to..."

=)

A Quiet Corner said...

Nope, not me...don't do rocks that size or trees...not any more! But your creation sure looks like it will be done before you know it!...:)JP

LindaG said...

You've got some BIG ROCKS there, Gail.
Please be careful.
What you're doing looks and sounds really good though.
Keep hydrated!

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