Razorette and I have been laboring through one of the hottest summers on record to finish a retaining wall, steps and other landscaping in front of our house. We moved in 2 years ago; the land is part of the farm she grew up on. This summer we built a patio, arbor, retaining wall and stone steps, replaced the front sidewalk (put a temporary one in two years ago) and FINALLY finished the front porch. We’re so damn proud! You can see Before & After photos here (scroll down a bit and click on the “Slide show” for a better look at the photos.) Before was taken just before Christmas last year. If it looks a little odd, it’s because I used it to test some new photo editing software, went and saved it, so it’s the only photo of the place we have prior to the work we did. Obviously, lots left to do – the lower yard is nothing but weeds, but with a little work and lots of patience, it’ll become prairie grass.
We’re takin’ the rest of the summer off!