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So on Friday we went to the second rock yard for, among other things, some stepping stones for next to the driveway. We bought these but once they came home with me I realized they were way too orange.


Luckily the rock yard let us exchange them for some that look better (I forgot to take a pic.)


Early Saturday morning this arrived.



By the end of the day, most of the creekbed was done.We have to rescuplt some of it though because as we went up the sides with the rocks it got wider and I don't think it looks quite as natural as it could. Sigh. Nothing goes right the first time.



The boulders are not in the right places yet, and we need more boulders, big ones. First we have to figure out how to move big boulders because I'm no help to my husband at all when it comes to that heavy lifting stuff.



While my husband was working on the creekbed I was busy on the bark. This is as far as I got today. The bark is going faster than the newspapers. I'm putting down about 6-8 sheets of wet newspaper on the dirt and then the bark over the top of that. It will help slpw down the weeds. Plus worms love eating newspaper so I'm hoping that they'll come up to the surface to eat the newspaper and help churn up the soil in the process.



Man I'm sore today
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desert_sparrow
October 26th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
I see these in Colorado, but almost never on the East Coast. You've made excellent progress.
mirtlemist
October 26th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's looking great! The end result is already taking shape. I can almost picture it.
beckylevine
October 26th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
It's looking beautiful. So glad the rock issues are working out.

And this is THE WEEK, yes? Every day, try to let the good part outweigh the scary!
lizjonesbooks
October 26th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Lotta work, but it looks fantastic! I love seeing the progress...
kellyrfineman
October 26th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Whoa! That's a lot of weight to haul around! No wonder you're sore.
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