Sunday, October 7, 2012
While I've been mothering my new front lawn (which you can see in the distance above), I've also been working on what I call my "bridge project" -- building little wooden bridges that help guide rainwater runoff away from the cabin and also keep my mulch pathways from washing away.
So far I've built eight bridges, using leftover lumber that we pulled off the walls in the bathroom and guest room remodels.
For the latest portion of the project, above, I tried to build a little retaining wall and then dug a graded trench that hopefully will channel the rainwater down toward the front of the cabin and into the front garden, then onto the driveway. If this doesn't work, I'll have to dig a French drain along this channel.
See? The projects are never-ending up here.