A glimpse into our backyard renovation*.
For the past month at least, we've had diggers and machines littering our yard. Over days and weeks they've dug and destroyed only to rebuild a monolithic retaining wall out of concrete blocks. It's pretty ugly, I must confess.
Our budget was rather limiting given that we've chosen to stay true to our dreams and put aside a few dollars for livestock fencing and farm animals. We opted to scrimp on materials and went for concrete blocks over sandstone ones. I figure with a coat of textured paint and a passionfruit vine, no one will be able to tell the difference. maybe.
We now have two level sections on our steeply sloping block including the perfect location for the trampoline- right under the enormous camellias'.
Soon enough we will hear the laughter of our children (and the odd squabble, lets be honest) rising from our back yard. It will be turfed, usable, snake free (hopefully) and FLAT!
*The kids have been endlessly entertained, peering through every window to get a glimpse of the action and making sure they know every workman by name. Oh and look at that toe peeping out of Pippi's tights- the sign of much loved hand me downs by much loved friends.