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May. 2nd, 2013 @ 09:58 am The Front Yard Project.
My front yard had gotten over run with Crab Grass so I killed most everything and when I was sure it was all dead to the roots which can be like three feet long, I burnt the thatch off.

I had twenty yards of sandy loam delivered and dumped in two spots after a night of hard rain but before it started back up again. I'm washing the sand out from under the grass that was run over to make the low spot along the road for water longer to I'm less likely to get ruts in the yard, and I'm steering the water away from my drain field to either the driveway or the aqueduct system on the lot line, and spreading an inch or two of sand over the totally bare spots so the seeds can be raked in easily.

Hopefully it will grow this time. The really funny thing is that the lot I take care of next door is covered in weed free centipede that spread from my yard cause I have my sprinklers on the lot line set at three sixties. If the woods ever catch fire I have a setting on the timer to run the zone covering the entire lot line for two hours, and that's also why I generally rake it and keep any underbrush from growing up.

Plan Ahead.

I've actualy got the upstairs framed so I can add a stair case to the roof and put in a widows walk for a telescope if I ever get the urge, and ran plumbing to the spot on the floor that would end up being directly under the top step cause I was gonna add a sprinkler system on the roof but never got around to it hahhaha!

I did have the sense to put a water spicket for a hose in the guest suite bathroom and have a hundred foot garden hose with nozzle that will reach anywhere in the attic in case of a fire.

Still can't stay on topic LOL!

Anyways for the next couple days I'll be using the wheel barrow a lot, and I'm actually glad were set for a rainy week cause that will settle it all out and I'll just need to let it dry and give it a final raking to even it up, plants the seeds and set the sprinklers and wait sixty days...

Twenty Yards of "Dirt"

Alex Hard at It!

Long Days Work
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Date:May 2nd, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)
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I wish I had your energy.
I'm glad you've decided to come back and blog here, I don't do facebook, so I've missed out for a while now.
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Date:May 2nd, 2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Dunno what made me go to FB...

Used to actually have a small crowd reading my gibbersih hahhaha!
Date:May 3rd, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
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We still sort of count as a crowd, I also dont do facebook.
Date:May 3rd, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
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I have always loved the idea of a widows watch, I can just imagine sitting up there at dusk in the summer, a breeze at that height just enough to keep the bugs off and get the temp just right. Something cold to drink on a table next to you. No worries, a Friday night, all the work done and nothing to do tomorrow. With the stars just starting to shine out of the twilight sky and a small sliver of moon rising in the east.
Thanks for coming back to us here.