The Maine Adventure

The Property
The Site...  Landscaping... Outside Design... The Natural Environment...
TheCape
Gentle Demolition...  Moving the Barn...  Moving the Cape...  Reconnecting the Cape...  The Cape Renovation... Becoming a B&B...
The Farmhouse
Prepping for the Farmhouse...Modular Farmhouse & Stick-built Garage...Farmhouse Interior...
The Homer Jones Barn
The original Homer Jones Barn...The new HJ Barn...Homer Barn Interior...Owner's Quarters


The Heroes-My Working Partners...  The Gallery... The Retreats... The Destination Weddings
 

 

  Project 13a: Preparing the New Building....  Project 13b: The New Building-The Farmhouse....  Project 13c: The New Building-The Barn

Project 14: Designing and Constructing the Outside Environment

Once the buildings were in some sort of order, the summer of 2010 was dedicated to designing and constructing the outside environment to set off the new buildings.

The Gardens
2011 was the year that other outside enhancements were the focus.
The Pergola
I get by with a little help from my friends....

...and my handymen.

Finally, the men arrived to put some order to the blasted rocks....a rustic stone wall and a stone field that we will turn into a firepit.

First, one bulldozer laid out the pile of blasted rocks. Then picked a rock and handed it over to the wall building dozer.
....who placed the rock in the right spot in the wall.

and nudged it into just the right position.
Here are the dueling dozers at work....

And here is the good-looking, finished rustic wall...we'll place loam and plants in the holes to finish the look...succulents....lavender....russian sage....

...And the guys did a great job on creating a curving walking path and completing the gravel driveway to the top of the rock field.

Stand by to see how we re-arrange the rocks in the rock field to create a firepit for roasting marshmallows and dreaming dreams....

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