Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New soil!

Today I got my extra soil delivered, all 15m3 of it! I also organised for a friend to come around with his bob cat to spread it out - took him about 90 mins which included putting the fence back on.

Two trailer loads

Very skilled, that trailer is still attached!

15m3 of soil

It's a tight fit

Lets go up

Half done in the backyard

First soil in the front

All done

Rear of the house

From the back fence looking forward I still need to level out some bits near the fence line

LHS of the driveway

Front yard done

My tomatoes

Friday, December 18, 2009

Fence is finished!

My fence is now finished and it looks great!! I'm mostly excited because now I can get my outdoor setting and bbq out of my garage and start using them!

Gate from inside

From outside

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fence is 95% done!

Yes, my fence is now 95% complete!!! All that's left to do is the gates and about 1.5 panels to the blind side where it joins my neighbours garage!! I'm surprised how tall the fence is, it certainly provides privacy although I will be building the soil up a bit but still, being a short arse people wont be able to see me.

From the front of the garage where the gates will go

My backyard from the back of the garage

Rear of my block where the vegie garden will be

Looking back to the garage/front of the house

Blind side looking to the rear of the block - the missing 1.5 panels are to my right in this photo

Monday, December 14, 2009

The fence has begun

My fencers started today and have put all the posts in the ground and will come back later this week to put the panels in

It's going to take a while to get used to the reduced space from it having been an open paddock for so long but I sure am going to enjoy having my BBQ and table n chairs outside!

My backyard from the front of the garage

Blind side from the front yard

The main part of my backyard

The back of the house where the vegie garden beds will be

Blind side

The vegie garden area from the other side

Looking back to the garage from the back corner

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rotary Hoe Part 1

oooowwwww my hands!!!

Today I hired a Rotary Hoe to dig up all my existing soil. 2hrs it took to do it all and for 2hrs my left hand has had to hold the go handle on and OOOOWWWWW!!!! I think its stuck in a grippy handle position

But I'm done! They are pretty cool machines with the reverse feature and all but bloody hard to turn corners!

I had to get someone to help me get it off the trailer too, cos my dad's trailer has high sides I couldn't get the leverage to start it on the trailer to reverse it down the ramps and then we dropped it and it wouldn't start but then I fixed it and got it going

I was knackered! I was covered in sweat and my head sweats a lot so my head was drenched! Got it all done in the one go though w/out stopping and glad I did it! When I finished I really felt like I needed a nice cold beer but my hands were too sore to grip it and open it and it was only 10:30am ;)

One advantage of having no fences and a close boundary, throw all the big bits of broken brick and rocks to other property hehehe

I got woken up by this at 6:50 am :(

Before: Front yard

Before: Side of garage

Before: Backyard

After: Front yard

After: Side of Garage to back yard

After: Backyard

After: rear of house


Two tiny tomatoes!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Bricks are moved!

Thanks to some very awesome people, yesterday we got all my bricks moved!

The suggestion was made to put them on pellets so we grabbed some from over the road and got to work. I am so thankful for the help, it didn't end up taking us too long to do as there were 5 of us and two wheel barrows which helped to get it done a lot quicker and easier

The pile of bricks to be moved

The bricks have been relocated to the concrete

The Bricks

A lovely clear backyard ready for fencing and soil to be brought in

Mars Bar cheesecake that I made - mmmm yummy!!

New window coverings, it's just material that I have thumbtacked into the window frame but it blocks the light so my bedroom isn't full of daylight at 6:30am anymore!

I can also now see out the front windows!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Drinks Fridge

I finally decided to buy a second fridge, a drinks fridge to go into the garage. It's second hand and I got it off ebay but it's only a few months old



Stocked and ready!