We’ve been busy little beavers out there. Deer fence is up, pergola is up, planting beds are in, patio pavers are down, it’s like we added on to the house with this big outdoor space.
The pavers replace what was once this kind of muddy, weed covered pit. Gardening tools would accumulate in this area until they were needed elsewhere.
And that pergola filled the void left by the old hot tub.
The planting areas are coming along nicely. We put sedum down in the rocks so they can spread out a bit and fill the openings.
I’m going to put a nice gardening bench here at some point.
This ground cover is really thriving. Never seen it get so big and green before. It likes wet, cool conditions.
Birds are liking that bird bath. And so are the wasps, hornets, bees, and a myriad of other stinging creatures.
Stone stairs, definitely not code.
So, the back deck is one of the few places without a view of the sea, which means it generally gets put to the bottom of the list of places you’d want to hang out. But I don’t know, now it’s kind of nice back there. A private little nook. At some point, I’d like to get an awning of sorts just to keep it dry, or part of it dry, then we could sit out there year round. That big thing wrapped in canvas? That’s an outdoor propane heater!
And here’s the fancy pants access door I made for the crawlspace. What did it look like before?
And, as requested, here is Sissy, our newest little family member.