We have been a bit scattered in our yard projects. Starting lots of things, getting distracted and finishing few. For whatever reason when we start a project in the house it is much easier to focus on it til it is completed. Not so in the yard. I blame our distracted work ethic on the sunshine.
HOWEVER! we have completed one! Which makes me even more excited to show you what we have accomplished!
Not long ago, our yard looked like this ^
See that thing lurking against the fence behind the tree? That is supposed to be a water feature.
Funny story: When we first decided to remove it Keith and I each grabbed a piece of the exposed tarp, counted to 3, and gave it a tug. We actually thought it would slide over and we could fold it into a nice little bundle and stuff it into the trash can. HA!
We didn't know there was so much stuff in there because, well, you can see the picture, but come to find out, there were rocks, A LOT OF ROCKS, gallons of water, and thousands (millions, I dare say) of rotting leaves. Have you ever smelled rotting leaves in a pool of stagnant water? No? Well, we didn't dub it the Stench Hole for no reason.
So began the digging. The decent. Seriously, I tried to mentally prepare myself for finding a body because why else would you dig such a hole and fill it with limestone??
But guess what? After a weekend and a few late evenings, we eventually emptied the hole. It *might* have involved recruiting the kitchen pot(s) to help bail water after the bucket broke from rock abuse, but I'll let you ponder that after Keith cooks you dinner ;)
And then we took another weekend and a few more late evenings to get it filled back in. But with dirt this time. My yard now has another beautiful expanse of grass seeded dirt.