'There's a hole in my yard, dear husband, dear husband. There's a hole in my yard, dear husband a hole!'
'Then fill it dear Jenny, dear Jenny, dear Jenny. Then fill it dear Jenny, dear Jenny fill it.'
With what shall I fill it? With landscaping tarp, then rocks, more tarp, then sand! Phew! Ordered the rocks and sand today to get dumped onto our driveway so that I may spend the next few days (weeks?) transporting it through the side gate to fill the sandpit hole. In my previous post Sandpit Part 1 you may recall that my husband has decided this is my project alone because it is such a big crazy undertaking. Therefore I may just have to quit my day job (yes I still have one outside of this site and blog) to finish this sandpit before the end of summer!
Things left to do;
1) when fill is delivered truck it to the hole in the backyard
2) build a bench seat around the tree stump to cover the roots (see inspiration picture below)
3) trench holes for siding
4) lay wood for sides and secure together (somehow) in a boat shape'ish'
5) secure tie knobs to the sides and make a sandpit cover (have to keep the neighbourhood cats out)
6) set up muskoka chair, pop open a coronita (can't handle the larger ones as they get warm too fast) and enjoy fruits of labour while watching daughter play in the sandpit
Did I miss anything?
What a beautiful long weekend we just had! I've been delaying this post looking for the perfect picture to capture the Niagara on the Lake winery scenery....so now I'm borrowing a shot my sister took.
There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying a warm sunny day at several wineries with family. Except maybe drinking some wine with said family while eating tasty appetizers from sip and sizzle! By the end of the weekend we were so relaxed and full of fresh air I don't think any of us wanted to go back home to the daily grind indoors.
What did you do this past long weekend?
So we have a hole. It's the prettiest hole that you ever did see. And in that hole, we have a stump. And the green grass grows all around all around, the green grass grows all around.
If you didn't follow that song reference, we decided to add a sandpit to our yard last year. Our maple tree died and had to be taken down, so we left the stump and drafted some big plans! (So very big that my husband decided this project is all mine).
The tree roots were very thick and solid so it took me the last month to dig, saw, and pull them out. Now I am ready to shape the pit! Do you think you know what form it will take on?
(skip ahead to Sandpit Part 2)
My husband, daughter and I are trying to get outside every day, rain, shine, or snow. Join us on our adventures as we explore the great big outdoors!