Monday, August 8, 2011

Landscaping Project Part 1

We have been working like crazy on a landscaping project these last few weeks. It all started when Zac took a chainsaw to one of our bushes in front. We never liked it anyway, and we just got sick of looking at it.

After that, we started removing the rock. We hope to use it again, but it has a lot of dirt mixed in with the rock, so we'll have to find a good way to clean the rock.

One of the most satisfying jobs was removing the edging. It took less than 5 minutes and we could quickly see our progress!

After the bushes and rock were gone, we had to dig out the stumps. Surprisingly, it didn't take a lot of strength or effort, just time.

Here is a picture of the house with a few stumps left to remove:

A few things I'm learning from this project:
  • House projects always take longer than you think
  • I am capable of more than I realize
  • It is possible to work outside in 90-degree weather and stay alive
  • I enjoy doing landscape work
  • Working in the yard creates more opportunities to interact with my neighbors

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