taking 'before' photos really reminds you of where you started when you are too tired to remember. it is always worth running in to get the camera. this photo was taken in june when the kids and i arrived.
after a lot of of those previously mentioned gotta get that done!s and many mornings in communion with the shovel, it looks like this.
there were loads of rock and old brick that had been dug up in years past and brick patios that had been weeded over. i repurposed all of the rock and the brick around the property and weeded out the brick patios. i guess i could have repaved them, but i wanted to honor the efforts of the past. the concretebordered flower beds are around the entire property. i love those and will keep weeding them out slowly. so far, i have spread 24 yards of riverrock and still have another 10 to do, i bet. there is still the entire side yard to garden & landscape in the next year, but you can get the feel of this old house now.