As you know, the Super Pantry and Kitchen renovation wrapped up in Mid-July. We are so eager for it to feel settled at the New Old Stone House that we couldn’t wait a second longer to fix up the yard a bit. I swear, every time the Poodle went out into that dirt-patch of a yard he would come back with a load of burrs, poison ivy and a new delivery of yard dirt for the floors.
Even though it is not smart to seed a lawn during the hottest, driest time of the year we decided to throw caution to the wind and push forward. I have gotten the glamorous job of watering our acre lawn – twice a day for the last two weeks. The water pressure is such that I can really only water one spot at a time, so I have been spending about 10 hours a day out in the yard hitting both spots twice – once in the morning and once in the evening. I wouldn’t wish this job upon anyone.
While the landscapers were at it, we had them extend a flower bed that used to exist off the back of the kitchen around the side of the house, they built a bluestone patio lined in cobblestones off the kitchen, another landing off the garage on the house, as well as lay a stepping stone path to the barn, put in a drip drain around it and do a landing outside the barn man-doors. Thankfully, they also put a top coat of pea gravel on the driveway which should help keep us from dragging all that dirt in the driveway into the house. Woof – that is a lot of work in one fowl swoop.
They also built a path to New York City – the bus to The Big Apple is just beyond our gate – it is only a 25 minute ride to Midtown!