Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Long Time Coming - Our Backyard Project

When we first moved into this house, this is what we were viewing:


See those green vince by the fence? Well, they are EVIL!!! Evil I say! They are agressive beasts that get out of control quickly. In fact, the next year (2008), we decided to get rid of the vines by tearing them out. That project gave way to the reality that the fence was rotten and the railroad tie-retaining wall unsafe. Here was the mess we left:

Well, another year went by and we decided to put up a concrete block retaining wall. First, gravity had given the area a beating:

We were ready to start. The blocks arrived.

They were moved to the backyard....

And the wall came up!

Now, I have to admit.

I didn't take many photos of the "after." It was Jack's birthday, we went to the apple orchard, etc. Maybe this spring I'll update the photos. Until then, just use your imagination. It's covered in snow at the moment, if you wanted to know!