Saturday, May 18, 2013

Patio Progress

If you follow me on facebook, you may remember I posted this picture
on May 4. That's the day DH (left) and a friend poured our sidewalk and patio. I've been waiting a LONG time for a patio so this was an exciting day for me!

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


  1. i love dreams...both the dreaming & the reality! i sure can visualize the finish & it'll be pret-tay! :)

    btw...i can't respond to your emails as they come back again - is there another way to stay in touch w/you?


    1. People have been telling me my emails come back and I have looked and looked.... and today I figured out why! YAY! I think it's fixed now. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Living vicariously through you so Thanks for sharing. I have many dreams and unrealized plans.
    Hoping if I keep showing hubby what others have accomplished our dreams may inch forward.

  3. I love your patio! How exciting. Looks like a wonderful place to spend summer evenings. And I love the green apple chair. :)

  4. I'm excited for you. We just got cement poured too! No more weeds!!! and a place to park. Love it! And I like the green chair.

  5. You were smart to pour cement. We put a deck on the back of our house several years ago and it has been constant maintenance. You did a great job on that green chair...love it!


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