It's nice to have a vantage point to see the birds up close and the little deck that Doug built so that I can roll out and sit where the front steps used to be works perfectly for that.
This woodpecker stopped by for lunch in between trying to peck larger holes in the birdhouses.
Here's a look down the little hill we've built to use as a ramp. The estimate for a wooden ramp was three thousand dollars and art paying as well as it does there was no way to do that. The Three hundred dollar
load of dirt was a gift from one of Doug's sisters and will have to serve the purpose.
It's a lot of work for one guy but like everything else here we do the best we can with what we've got and don't go around asking for help.
Once we've sculpted the little hill into the shape we want it to be and taper it down to meet the yard the fun will begin as we start planting the areas around the paths with more of our hosta and flowers. It won't look like much this year but should be amazing next spring.
As soon as I can get down the hill and back into the yard and garden things should start looking better around here. It will be a refreshing change after all the construction going on. We're combing the internet for people giving away gravel or patio blocks to pave the paths with. Each day it gets better and we haven't given up hope yet. Wish us luck!