Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~
Life under construction, aren’t we and our surroundings a work in progress? While I’ve been using what we have and been busy baking bread, making yogurt, doing house maintenance and working on my 30 Day Challenge, SU has actually been constructing things around the house.
In the last six weeks he’s built a retaining wall to keep the soil slipping from our higher ground into the neighbor’s yard and we’ve planted additional Mast Trees to form a hedge between the properties. In the front SU has built a retaining wall to keep the dirt from washing away in the heavy rain and to keep the water flowing away from the front and reduce maintenance he’s concreted and curbed the ditch. Everything has turned out beautifully and he’s especially proud of the front. The construction of the locally sourced rock took several days and then mesh, concrete and rebar were used to hold the wall in place.
The extra sand and rocks required to complete these two jobs has now been used and removed and we’re able to park further up the driveway once again. Until the next construction project in the campo…
Rock wall in place.
Our finished retaining wall on the side of the house. SU put the smaller posts in so the neighbor could weld her fence posts on and extend her fence. She decided to only go to the corner of our fence, SU will cut the posts down and put more solar lights in.