We've had some beautiful weather so most of my 'spare' time has been spent outside sprucing things up after a hard winter. This post is mostly to share some quick shots I took of our patio. They are not pretty, staged pictures. Just real life as it happens at the farm. :)
Sidewalk (above) and patio (below) formed and ready to be poured
These are steps to the basement door the back of the house.
May 4, 2013 - freshly poured concrete!
May 9, 2013 - We seeded grass where it had gotten torn up by equipment.
This picture was actually taken today and you can see the green peeking through the straw.
May 18, 2013 - Grass is up. Moved the patio set and grill onto the patio.
A few notes of explanation about this picture:
The patio set was free from one of DH's friends. Yeah, he's a good guy! :)
The orange paint is me trying to figure out a configuration for the landscape bed.
Those things poking out of the concrete is where the legs of the pergola get attached.
The green chair is explained below. :)
Remember on facebook I told you I found a chair in the back shed (showing in the May 9 picture)?
Well, here are some (sorta) before and after pictures.
I forgot to take before pictures until after I had started priming. The back shows it original.
After - in Green Apple
Hope this gives you an idea of what I've been up to. I still have a lot of landscaping to do around the house so I will try to update you when that and the pergola are finished.
From the Farmhouse