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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Remodeling

For years the other side of the yard
was hand made recycling bins...one for glass sorted by color, one for cans.
Mom and Dad would wait til they had a truck load and recycle them.
We took a while to get all those things recycled but we did and now we can repair what is left. The back side of this fence has been neglected.  Last week I decided a change was over due.
I began by removing the wire (saving it to use elsewhere)
and clearing overgrowth.
Timber!
Could not save this post, rotted at the ground.
Had to set a "new" one.
The corner where the snake was found is stacked and thinned.
All clear except for burning the brush.
Now we can simply mow with no more trimming nor wondering what stump we might hit thanks to the saw.  In the spring tulips, lilies will bloom with a Crepe Myrtle blooming later.  I'm declaring one more back breaking spot done with material on hand

16 comments:

Saucy Kodz said...

That's a back breaking job for sure and it looks so nice with your finished product. We been doing a lot of scraping, painting, staining and my carpenter is here to finish the new front around the dormer windows on top of house. This is almost the last leg of repair. Now only the back wall of the house remains, which is wood, so I must make a decision, to remove old boards and replace and stain new, or put siding. Its the north side, so takes a beating in winter. I am thinking the siding would be wise, with no more scraping n painting and the harsher weather can beat away at the siding and still look good. H-m-m Have a great day and hugz to M. I haven't been on much of late, as so busy with summer projects and summer projects, rally's and festivals. Our summers are so short I am out a lot.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looks nice! I take it the snake has moved on?

Sandra said...

now i know why you are worn to a frazzle.. what a job, and it does look great now... shady place to sit but i would be thinking of that snake, even though it has departed this earth... it might have a spouse or siblings or children... hope you are taking a day or rest today

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Very nice job. You can be proud of this, as you recover.

Linda Wildenstein said...

You are a magician when it comes to taking something "needy" and making it something beautiful with what you have on hand. My applause for a job not only well done but also done with heart. xoxo Linda

Connie said...

I love improving my property. What a place needs most is elbow grease, so that reminds me . . . it's time to get off the computer and outside where the morning air is fresh and cool. Thanks for your inspiration:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looking good and I bet the dogs took care of that snake:)

Sandy said...

Gail,

Y'all did a great job taking care of this area. No stress or worries now when cutting the grass in this area.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That looks great, all your hard work has paid off.
Lynne x

Roses around the door... said...

What a hard working gal!! Looks good, try and relax a bit now, best wishes x

Karen S. said...

Gee I know the feeling. I've been doing much of the same. Good hard work pays off though!

Jen said...

Looks great! Awful lot of work though, eh? ;o)

Lynne said...

Really hard work I am sure but isn't it rewarding to accomplish a task you've wanted to tackle!
Well done!

Arkansas Patti said...

Well done. Taking what you have and making it something really nice. Sure beats throwing away and buying new.

Lowcarb team member said...

Goodness Gail - hard work, but so worth it.
Well Done

All the best Jan

Susan Anderson said...

Nice job!

=)

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