Once the Kitchen Garden was built, I thought "Hmmm . . . we need a nice stone pathway to connect the garden to the house".
My son came once again for a couple days of HARD work! At first when you are picking out great stones and loading them onto a trailer it doesn't seem so bad . . . but once you are unloading them and setting them into dense rocky ground you wonder whose silly idea THAT was.
Placing the stones was quite like putting together a puzzle, but one that has lots of combinations. My husband is good at Puzzles ! Our challenge was that our last deck step has always been a bit high so we had to work this on a little slope to make a more pleasing step from the deck to the walk. The worst part was digging up nasty dense sod and setting the stones in as level as possible. Of course we picked the 2 hottest days of the week . . 85 degrees! Lots of water for all three of us!!
The stones are in a limestone sand base that wil eventually turn concrete like . . I hope! Then topped with pea gravel which will settle in too.
Day 2 Eddie and I went to a great garden center to purchase all varieties of low growing tyme and irish moss to plant in between the stones. This will fill in eventually and can be walked upon too. Of course I still need more tyme . . . Doesn't everyone?
So . . . maybe this weekend I will head out to find more tyme . . . we will be edgin the whole path with "stepables" like tyme and moss so that the edges finally are obscured with the lawn.
For today . . . Back to work!!! I need to finish my pieces for "The Best We Can Do " web show tomorrow!!!