Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stones...

Ahhhh!  Summer projects.  Don't you just love 'em?  Sometimes there are just too many to do.  Here are my men...Larry and Scoobie tending to one that needed to be done....
Last spring we lost our little foot bridge in a heavy rain so Larry decided it was time after a busy summer full of projects to finally replace it.  Along came a helper...Bryden (19 mo old...) who loves nothing better than tools!!

He has his own baby set and really gets into it all.   He was thrilled to see Paw-Paw working and really wanted to help.
Because of many rains, we have a lot of erosion beside the creek too, so we have known that we have to fill in that area beside the retaining wall.  The two of us...then the three of us jumped into the creek and heaved heavy stones into that area.  That's when Bryden learned a new word...STONES!  I love the way he says it and then grins! Too funny. He was totally soaked by evenings end Monday. 

Last night Larry set about adding sackcrete over that layer, followed by dirt, followed by grass seed.
I think it turned out marvelously.  Now it can rain again, to help the grass grow...as long as it doesn't pour,....and start the whole thing all over again!!!

18 comments:

yaya said...

Good job! Looks so lovely as your yard always does and I hope no more "gulley washers" either! Ummmm...Bryden wasn't sitting on that chair then suddenly got washed away did he? (Just kidding!) He looked very grown-up and cute helping Larry...one day he might be the "go to" man for the shop!

Wanda..... said...

The finished job and the area look extremely lovely and inviting, Donna. I'm sure Bryden was a big help and learned a lot.

Julia said...

Donna, your yard is always kept up nice. I love that creek and the new foot bridge. Bryden sure was a big help wasn't he... It's cute seeing him help with all his might. What a big job done.

I sure hope that you don't get heavy downpour to ruin the work done. JB

karen said...

Bryden is getting so big! I'll bet he loves to help grandpa - and isn't it nice to have a handy husband?

Cro Magnon said...

I don't see any water in your 'creek'. It this because it only fills when it's raining?

Well done those guys...looks like a good solid job. Lovely garden.

Linda P said...

Lovely to see 'the little helper' - he really looks so cute - great job! Your garden looks in good shape and such a beautiful environment to live in and enjoy with your family despite the problems with the creek when there's a really heavy downpour of rain.

Katherines Corner said...

Donna, I love that you have a foot bridge but I love even ore that your hard working fellas were caught on camera. Thank you for sharing, Hugs!!P.S>I'm having my very first blog hop today Please stop by and link up your lovely blog.

Sue said...

How darling to see Paw-paw and Bryden working together!

Such a great thing.

=)

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Can't beat help like that--and it's cheap labor too!

becky said...

How lovely to have a bridge over a little creek...dreamy!

Deb Shucka said...

Every project needs good helpers like this! Love the picture with the hammer.

Kerri said...

Good thing Bryden was there to help...it would have taken Paw Paw so much longer to finish on his own. I know I've told you this before...but your backyard is so pretty!

Mrs Catch said...

Little people love to help. I'm sure the job went much quicker, as a result. :) Glad you got one of the jobs off your list. My list is getting longer, not shorter!

Nezzy said...

Great job and every carpenter needs a great little helper. What a cutie!

God bless ya and have a beautiful day sweetie!!! :o)

Darlene said...

I loved the pictures of Bryden helping with the big project. I'll bet Larry was happy to have him for company too. It does look like the two of them get along really well.

I so agree with Karen, it must be wonderful to have such a handy guy for a husband. Anytime anything has to be done around here, we have to hire someone to do it. Unfortunately Dick is just not in the least bit handy about doing any repair jobs that need doing. I will say though in his defense, he does all my laundry, floors and helps me a lot with the cooking and when I don't feel up to making a meal, he does it himself. He can throw together a pretty darned good dinner too.

I'm a little late in catching up with reading my blogging friends so that's why I'm a bit late reading this one. Sorry.

Karen Whittal said...

I would love a stream at the bottom of my garden how amazing is that. It looks like every one had whole lot of fun, nothing better than a family working together, I agree with Kathy, your garden is beautiful

vicki said...

Donna- you need that foot bridge- what a lovely place to sit. Great project for your hubby-- let's hope this one doesnt get washed out. It's been that kind of summer--
Vicki

Julia said...

Hi Sweet Donna. Thanks so much for your uplifting comment on Maggie's Blogazine about my story. Your comments ALWAYS lift me up.

Life has been hard in places with lots of up ands and downs but having Jesus walking with me I was never alone.

I wish that I could see you in person to give you a big hug. I've met so many nice and caring people here on Blogger. Have a great weekend. Hugs, JB