Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Here is what the garden looks like after all of our hard work.

Here is the tree removal...

Here's Dad trying to get the rope up in the tree so they can guide it as it falls.

This is the backhoe taking a load of debris from the old tank and dumping it in the truck that will haul it away.

The Continuing Saga

Here are a bunch of pictures of what's been going on in the back yard. As you can see, the garden and tennis court and driveway all look very different......More videos to follow... This is all the dirt that came out of the planter boxes (above)

This is the garden after we moved everything off and took out all the ground cover and carpet.

This is the lawn after i'ts been driven over with the tractor

This is the 8 foot hole that we were required to dig in order for the county to come out and issue a permit. I guess they have to look down 8 feet in the soil to see if there is ground water down there (which there isn't...) They will come look at that tomorrow. As for now, we laid fence over it so no one accidentally falls in... As you can see, it's goodbye to the fire pit!

It turns out that it's a bit expensive to haul dirt away, so it looks like we are going to re-landscape the front yard. That's going to be one big berm. We're giving dirt to the neighbors too for some of their projects.

This tree has to be taken out for the leech field to be installed. So, another tree bites the dust.
Unfortunately, the asphalt driveway isn't quite up to supporting the weight of the heavy equipment that's been driving over it. It's just one thing after another around here.

This is the hole that the septic tank came out of today. They are getting it ready for the replacement tank.