In general – I am a very happy person – but everyone has their moments – and for me – nothing can make me grumpier than slow progress – and this wall project has been SLOW MOVING!!!
It’s not from a lack of effort mind you – we’ve been at it off and on all spring – but the rainy early spring and the sheer task of moving all of the rock has been quite the ordeal. So what once was a dirt hill created by leveling out the space for the barn – is now turning ever so slowly into a landscaped back hill area. There is still so much to do – but it’s nice to at least see it starting to take shape.
It’s such an important part of the overall barn project – because when it rains – the water run-off erodes the hill and then pools behind the barn, right where half of the patio will be. Hopefully, of course – after this project is finished – that will be just a memory.
So – the last few days in between that pesky “day job” work thing we all must do 🙂 – we have managed to get more of the rock in place, and the top portion of the hill mulched.
This weekend – in between a slew of baseball and softball games – we hope to get the drain tile laid in. We are going to put 3 different sets of tile at 3 levels to insure proper drainage of the water – putting a four-inch drain tile at the top of the hill to catch initial water, another laid in behind the bottom rock to catch the runoff, and then a third buried on the bottom pad to quickly take off any left over.
After that – we can plant the remaining grass transplants that are in the holding bed in the garden – and then finally time to install the patio! ….and i can be happy again 🙂