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Old 03-25-2011, 01:33 PM
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Yesterday's "Project"


I decided yesterday that I was going to work on clearing out the area for my herbs & annuals. These are the before & after pictures. I had already put an hour of work into it before I realized I should take before & after pics. I am going to be building raised beds here because the ground is full of nails & pieces of metal from years of being neglected and used as a dumping ground. The tree in the photos is also coming down. I can't pull the stump(nothing to do it with) so I am going to carve the stumps into flower pots

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:35 PM
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wow that was lot of work..it looks great! Should make for a very nice garden. I see the kitty is inspecting your work..lol
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:38 PM
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lol yup! She had to make sure I didn't cut down or dig up anything important
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:42 PM
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Very impressive!
Why not just leave the tree. It's pretty as it is. Just remove the branches over the roof.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:49 PM
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The tree is quite dead and very rotted. The top half of the tree hangs over the garage and is likely to fall on top of it at any day now, so our landlords(aka inlaws) want it down asap. Where we live is filled with a lot of OLD growth and no one has done anything to maintain the trees or plants in any way, shape or form probably in 30 years. We have lived here for almost 2 years now and we have had 6 large trees come down in that time period on their own from old age. It's a lot of work trying to get things back to looking good.
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:53 PM
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nice job!

and I like the idea of before and after pictures. you can show the inlaws should they ever forget how much work you put in
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:59 PM
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It wouldn't make much difference...my in-laws & I are like fire and water...we just don't get along real well. We are nice to each other in person but I know they don't like me and they know I don't like them. It's just tough because they own the house & land we live on and so they are always using that as something to rub in. I wish we had our own land but my husband wants to own & farm this ground because its been in his family for years and years...I just have to bite my tongue...frankly I'm surprised I still have a tongue left :-p

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Old 03-25-2011, 02:00 PM
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In that case, DEFINITELY keep before and after photos , of EVERYTHING - so you can always use it if needed.
If it's all rotten, then it shouldn't be too hard to pull it down by hand.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:54 PM
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Wow


Nice job, Rangergirl! That looks fantastic! Good job!!!!
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:10 PM
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Very nice job Rangergirl. You really put in some back breaking work to that clean up project. Just tell kitty that you did not do that so it could become his litter box. When you cut the tree down just leave some of the stump and use it to put a planter on, add some sweet potato vine, wave petunias and some ornamental grass and you will have a stand out piece in the garden. Bet you will be sore tonight from all that pulling and chopping and bending, but you did a beautiful job.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:01 PM
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You did a wonderful job!! What a difference in the before and after pics.
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:26 PM
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You did a very good job. I love the idea of doing the before and after pic. Me, my husband, and our brother is about to do a lot of work in the front and back yard. I think that I am going to do the same thing. Before and after pic.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:12 PM
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Good job rangergirl! Looked like quite a lot of work you did there. Love the before/after pictures too.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:50 AM
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SmileGreat Job!!!!


What a great job you did!!!
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:30 AM
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Cool


Looks so much better,please post pictures after you make flower pot with the stump.I have a large tree stump in the middle of my back yard that I would love to do that with,if I could figure out howBetsy
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