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mattswabb



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Location: Elyria, Ohio

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:58 pm    Post subject: Garden pics Reply with quote

We've wanted a small garden and this year I built it but it became a much larger project than I anticipated.

Next door to my rental (old house) the house was damaged by fire and abandoned. The city using federal money has been demolishing houses and that one was on the list. When they demolished the house I left a note on the contractors equipment inquiring about the sandstone. He called me up and said I could have all I wanted and let me go to his dump site and take from his piles, all for free. He usually grinds it for fill.

BTW my arms are tired.

So about 20 trailer 1+ ton loads later here's the results:

2 4x4 vegetable gardens


We have a nice sitting area to watch the river and wildlife. The bare triangle area is seeded with wild flowers. The path goes about half way to the river.

And a view from the neighboring property



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johnleeke
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Impressive.
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mattswabb



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. About 14 years ago I made a bunch of andirondack chairs from plans I bought off the new Yankee workshop show. I made them out of pressure treated 1x and they've held up pretty well over the years. So I modified the design a bit and made a 2 seater for our overlook.


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michealjohn



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its really very impressive. I appreciate your work.
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