Friday, November 2, 2012

Gazebo Delivered

We took delivery today of our gazebo from Beiler's Structures They are located just around the corner here in PG county, outside Washington DC. They had a nice natural wood gazebo that for some reason sat around for a year behind the office. Of course in keeping with our thrifty ways we got a great deal on it since it was weathered. Looks good to us! First we put down a pad with 6" of CR 6, a type of roadbase surrounded by pressure treated 6x6s. They have an autonomous trailer that has its own motor thus sparing the yard harsh treatment by the pickup truck. Very slick setup. It will be the scene for bonfires and barbecues and of course Kappy's hammock.

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 2012

The sedums we bought at Emory Knoll Farms are doing well, some are flowering.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The compass rose is almost finished, thanks to Rob Roy Mackey for the bricks. The points indicate true north etc. The brick pattern is 11 degrees west of true north and corresponds to magnetic north. This is essentially our layout for the buildings. The Ecohouse is oriented on the true north axis and the Studio is on the magnetic lines. The reason for the difference is purely aesthetic. In the other photo, Kappy and Ripley are enjoying a barbecue at the new fire pit.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The pad for the brick patio is ready. We put bricks on end around the perimeter and filled the bottom with leftover pieces of granite countertop and gravel. On top of this will go sand and then some pattern of brick , yet to be decided. In the back of the studio there is now a firepit which we plan to inaugurate soon with a bbq.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back to work again, we are putting in a brick patio. It will be a nice place to sit and enjoy the day. There is a path that goes around the Ecohouse to the back which is now leveled and planted with grass.