Step 1: unload wood from truck and stack neatly in the chicken house.
(Yes, I said chicken house! Our property used to have an active production laying house, not it serves as storage for us.)
Don’t miss the 12×12 post! It will become the post in the center of our kitchen one day in the future. It is from a tree that my husband’s parents cut down from their yard in South Georgia.
Rinse and repeat steps 2 and 3 about 9 more times!! I am about dug out! I have dug some during the day while my husband is at work, then we have dug together once he gets home, and he has dug some once I gave out and sat on the deck and watched. No, seriously I did sit and watch him. I felt guilty at first but that didn’t last long. I was too tired!
During the dirt transfer, we also put it a drainage pipe to run from the gutters around the retaining wall and eventually it will water my fun flower bed that will line the retaining wall.
|You can see the pipe just barely on the left under the spicket.|
Not this wall, but the one we will build that will go to the driveway from this one. 🙂 Yes, more digging is in my future, but that’s okay with me. My wonderful husband and I are building our home (we are actually remodeling this one) together.
Once we got enough dirt in front of the deck we put the concrete table-top, I mean step down. 🙂
Fun times and memories with our families. His parents were able to come help with the deck (see this post), and now my mom is coming for a week to help texture the walls and maybe paint if we have time. Our parents have been a tremendous help along with some friends too.
During a break from digging, we also put up my swing!! Yippee! His dad and our friend JR built the frame for me about 3 years ago and the swing used to belong to my parents. I have already sanded and redone it once but I think it is time to show it some more love!