Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Project Update

My wonderful husband volunteered to move the flagstone.  There were some huge ones to move, too.  The pallet is emptied and gone to the woodpile for firewood.  The pathways have been laid.  Next it will be my turn to move the gravel.  It won't be that hard.  I've saved some money this way.  Besides the young man who came by this morning said he couldn't get to this project for a week.  Too long for me.

So here's the pallet this morning.

Now it's gone this evening.

Paths laid out.

Here's the first gravel in to see how it will go.

Thank you, Dan!

Project Awaits!

I've been struggling with the pathways in my perennial garden for sometime.  Originally I expected the creeping thyme to take over and until it did that mulch would cover the soil.  Well, mulch washes away and the creeping thyme has not been as cooperative as I wanted it to be.

Several years ago to halt the erosion from the runoff from the roof I put stones down in the pathways nearest the house.  That worked well and in fact the creeping thyme loved growing in there.

So I had the inspiration to put stone down in all the pathways.  With the help of some inheritance money I now have a project awaiting me.  The pathways will have the flagstones and the gravel will fill in but the creeping thyme can still grow.  I'm hoping to contract some labor to help me with this because the stones are larger than what I worked with before.

Truck with 5 bins of washed gravel.  Each bin contains 1 ton.
Forklift is putting the old pallet back on the truck from when I got stone from them before.

Forklift had to come up next to the glen.

I had a large tarp for the gravel.

This is 2 tons of flagstones.

5 tons of washed gravel on the tarp.

I'll post the finished project when its done.