Yesterday we worked
Kait made this collage of us all working on the yard yesterday. Jesse slept through most of it but the rest of us worked for hours to get more work done. It’s looking better everyday, though quite a bit of the work yesterday didn’t produce that much visual result, only sore legs and sleepy eyes. Mine mostly.
I can’t tell you how pleased I am when I find ways to save money on big, potentially spendy projects. First, we discovered that the ground was quite soft and didn’t need any special covering in the picnic area to create a comfortable spot. I just planned to buy a border of some sort and section off that area to make it look more ‘on purpose’.
But, while working in the yard yesterday I started to get an idea. We have a big pile of twigs and branches in the back of the yard. I though “pioneer woman!” and got to work creating a twig border. I figured it would be free and wouldn’t take all that long.
But I didn’t figure it to be sorta ugly.
So I dismantled it and thought some more about how I could use what I have to border the area. Turns out the shed came with some fence posts and there were some good size logs at the bottom of the twig pile. We were able to frame the area perfectly! And we even created a toddler play area on the side. It looks very campground-ish and I like it a lot.
So far we’ve saved more than $300 just using what we already had laying around.
Free makes me so happy!
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