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My Big project for the year - Done!! Pics P.10 (5)

Postby kelly_m » Apr 29, 2008 10:57 am

Well, wasn't supposed to be this year but can't help myself!!LOL

This is what my front used to look like....the big picture window used to be a garage, so basically the driveway goes right up to it.

The railway ties have been bugging me since I moved in last year....

With the ties
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After the ties have been removed

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And the new, reshaped front
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Postby Lindamct » Apr 29, 2008 11:00 am

Lookin' good Kelly! :)
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Postby kelly_m » Apr 29, 2008 11:03 am

This is a crude drawing of what I plan...2 paths, one to the front one to the side doors, and a large (very large!!) garden in front of where the attached garage was. The plan though, involves digging up the gravel and creating a nice bed!!!

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It will be filled with sun loving floweering shrubs, and perrenials.
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Postby kelly_m » Apr 29, 2008 11:05 am

Thanks Linda...maybe a full summer project!!
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 29, 2008 11:08 am

Looking better already Kelly! Nice plans you've got there. It's going to be a lot of work digging that gravel. It should help the k-kids develop a nice set of muscles!
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Postby kelly_m » Apr 29, 2008 11:19 am

Teehee....and cheap labour too!!! :wink:
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Postby Lindamct » Apr 29, 2008 11:38 am

I love your ideas Kelly. Maybe a friend who has a back hoe could help with the removing some gravel. That's a lot of work you got there! :)
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Postby kelly_m » Apr 29, 2008 11:46 am

Yes...There's a concrete slab there that will serve as a patio area....there will be at least one path through that garden as well....It is the short cut from the front to the back!!! :wink:
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Postby Venice » Apr 29, 2008 4:15 pm

Wow, that looks great!!!

I say have your kids through a big party with their friends, buy some pizza's, pop and ice cream bars and put them all to work hehehe.

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