Thursday, November 19, 2009

Preparing to Build The Pergola

You've probably read about my plans for the last section of my potager. It includes an outdoor room in the form of a pergola covered by and surrounded with tons of bright aggressive flowers! It's going to be 16 X 12 and 10 feet tall.

It's going to include a back panel with a circle aperture and built in bench, two bench swings and a fire pit that will be topped with a piece of stone and serve as a table in our mostly warm climate. In the winter we'll enjoy fires on the occasional cold day we have. Fortunately it's gotten into the 40's at night lately around here. Whoo Hoo down right fireplace weather here, and yes, I did have a fire.

Finally after all these years of planning, Byron's started my pergola! First things first, we had to rent a small utility thingy from Home Depot to move a pile of garden soil. This utility thingy also comes with an auger and a ditch witch.....which...Byron will use to dig the holes for the column footings and waterlines to the garden. Also we're considering drainage as well.

Byron was working with me gawking, when he asked, "You wanna drive it?" Me, "You Bet, Get out of the way." This picture is of the first pile in the wrong place. I had to move it to the second pile out of the way. "O.K....Hmmm what's all these levers for....hmmm....forward, backward, bucket, up, down......"

"Hey this is easy!...."
O.K. Here's the second pile. Now I just have to dump it out. "This is fun."
"Very Cool"
"I could be dangerous with this thing.....Think of all the stuff I could do around here....Those guys who drive those giant construction bucket thingys must have a blast....."
"All right, All Right, I'll let you get back to work...."
"You're such a sweety Byron.....Thanks for caring about and helping me make my dreams come true!"


Melba said...

I can't wait to see it completed. I'm sure it will be beautiful!

JeanSkirtGirl said...

I love it it's comeing out great love carmencita

Egghead said...

How fun to watch the progress! I am loving the pictures of you running that thing...cute. You are very blessed.