Tag: patio project 2012

Oh My God, We’ve Got Sod
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Oh My God, We’ve Got Sod

After months of patio-project hell, we finally have a new backyard. Just in time for snow. But oh! When spring comes? We’ll be sitting pretty. Finally. Thank goodness! A look at the installation, after the jump. Related posts: Patio Update: […]

The Patio Project is Complete!
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The Patio Project is Complete!

After a long hard summer working on Elizabeth’s Folly, enduring a pit in the backyard, jackhammering a boulder to the ground and laying more than 1,000 bricks, the patio is now done. We are beyond thrilled. More photos, after the […]

Patio Update: Item Four
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Patio Update: Item Four

The big pile of gravel in our driveway is known as Item Four. Greg hauled it wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow into the pit, and them tamped it down with a special tool. It is, if you’ll excuse me for saying so, […]

Patio Update
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Patio Update

I’m sorry I missed capturing video or even photos of this, but Greg rented a jackhammer to try to work down that enormous boulder in the center of our patio. Alas, after 4 hours, it’s still not below the sand line […]

Patio Update
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Patio Update

The Bobcat has arrived. Yes, Greg is moving all that dirt into a dumpster. Here he is in action: And here’s the dumpster that received all the dirt. What a project this has turned out to be! Related posts: Patio […]

Patio Update
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Patio Update

Greg we have dug 60,000 pounds — or 30 tons, if you like — of dirt out of our back yard. It’s all in our driveway at the moment. Once the pit was dug, we also realized that the ground in […]

Patio Update
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Patio Update

Update on the patio. Most of the pit is dug out. Greg is starting to lay the leveling frame in the pit.   Related posts: Patio Update Patio Update Sour Cherry Farm Builds a Brick Patio Update on the Gardens: […]

Sam at Home Depot
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Sam at Home Depot

Srimp and Daddy go get 2-by-4s for the patio. Think she has a future career in homebuilding?   Related posts: Samantha’s Plane Ride Home Bringing Sam Home to Sour Cherry Farm The Rockland Boulders Home Opener On the Train Ride […]

Patio Update
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Patio Update

As of June 16: A horrific mess. Let this pass, soon, please. Related posts: Patio Update Garden Update: Blueberries, Apricots, Daisies The Patio Work Begins Update on the Progress in the Fields

Patio Update
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Patio Update

Here’s where we are on June 12. Progress, I guess! Related posts: Garden Update: Blueberries, Apricots, Daisies The Patio Work Begins Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Garden Update: Sour Cherries, Blackberries, Currants, Asparagus, Alliums, Peonies, Irises, Columbine […]

SCF Digs a Trench
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SCF Digs a Trench

A couple years back, we lost power to the garage. Turns out, the line had corroded. Time to put in a new one. In order to do so, we got the biggest piece of machinery yet seen at the farm: […]