Friday, September 7, 2012

Rooster Work, Summer 2012


That's my dearie!  Working much too hard but then he does love his ol' biddy!  lol



I got all the pavers lined up in a row. We got the neighbour in with his handy dandy machine and things happened.  He is right!  I always under estimate how long it takes to do things.


But the walk is done.  We have to include a drainage trench and we have moved it just inside the new fence line.  This area will be the entrance.  We'll add 2 posts for the double gate.  It needs to be wider as I wedged the lawn mower in the gate once.  ooops!


Hubby is just amazed at how long that walk is!  We went out and bought a wagon to haul groceries to the house and then we designed a step in it! :(  LOL


Replacing the old fence is next.

The wall of fence left people confused as to where the gate was so I decided an inset gate was the way to go.  We have had more arguments discussions on how that should look that I'm at the place of just do it already.  It needs to be squared with the house. Me!   But the fence curves. He!  It needs to be parallel to the main road. She!  But the barn is slightly twisted in relation to the road so it doesn't exactly line up to the house.He!    eeek!  But he concedes that the pavers have added something to the big opening to make it seem smaller.  And I have conceded that his detailed measuring doesn't lie.   We'll get er done, yet!


How great that a fence pounder is available for rent only 3 miles away!!! Phew! Also great that the fence posts are leaving my area of the barn!  We used every spare post on yard and a couple from the reject pile.



How great that the Rooster has an assistant!  I can hardly wait to be replaced. lol

The veranda needs to be closed in and then we need to think about the gravel walk around the entrance as I luv the sound of walking on it but the gravel is always jumping into the flower bed not to mention the grass!



This veranda is a PROBLEM.  I luv it and it is our main entrance but it has always moved as frosts heave it around.  Last year we put down some kind of in-ground posts and better beams. So far, so good!   Next we need to be creative to disguise the one post and beam by the steps.  Now the roof is sagging. :(  That needs another creative solution before the window guys get up on it.  Rooster to the rescue!  lol


The old windows have square glass sections that are going to be put in the big barn along the sides.  The original barn windows were removed and boarded up so we will be 'letting in the light' on my future workroom. I'm hoping to find 2 longer windows that open for the front of the barn.  These boards are for the fence but I had a 'good idea'!  I need two walls put up and I want white but rustic.  Boards would be good!   The next job for my Rooster. ;^)  Far behind that wheel barrow is the raised bed garden area. That is definitely his work as he is the 'real' gardener.  He finds weeding to be very relaxing.  Probably because I'm not around to add to his Rooster list!  lol  It's a good thing he likes eggs because as a chick, I'm not much of a pie maker!

The summer is drawing to a close.  Fall is fast approaching.  Time to start stroking off the completed projects.  I don't want to count those chicks before they are hatched but things are looking like they just might be worth crowing about!

10 comments:

Createology said...

Rooster and his assistant are really making huge progress on the outdoor projects as Summer wanes. It has to feel so good to be getting things done and plans are coming to fruition. The pavers look wonderful and really make an entry statement. Windows to let in light...glorious! Stay safe my hard working friend (and family).

Mary Ann said...

Wow...it looks great Elle. The Rooster deserves bonus points for doing it in the summer heat. Now it's staring to get less humid here we will be doing some majors jobs ourselves...painting the garage and staining the porch and deck for one:(

Vicki W said...

The two of you get so much done it amazes me. Your new walk is beautiful!

HollyM said...

Wow, all that work! The walk looks great though! And I sure do love that front porch! It would be so lovely to have tea there. That is if youvevervtake time for it.

Margaret Applin said...

Wow! You guys go!!! The two of you must be going 24/7. I'm getting tired just thinking about all you have done and I'm sure I don't know the half of it!! Everything looks great and how nice to finally meet the Rooster!!!

thesewinggeek said...

You are a lucky chick to have that Rooster! All the work you have completed is amazing. I love a front porch. We have one at the cottage and it is a favorite place to hang out! Hope your get solved before the snow flies...

Dandelion and Daisy said...

That's one handy rooster! Walk looks great and does lead your eye to the door, very welcoming. Don't work too hard!

Lori E said...

Great accomplishments. I am pooped out just reading it. You will gaze out at your work often I am sure, with big smiles on your faces.

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

love your roosters smile and 'can-do' attitude! I'm in love with the quilt on your porch; looks so inviting!

Katie said...

Things are really looking good 'round your place! We too always have a long list of projects. It seems to be never ending when you live in the country.....