Monday, June 13, 2016

Our Fresh Air Pair

We finally finished a major project this past weekend - the fenced-in side yard! 

The before pictures are pretty grim.  The yard is bare dirt, the flimsy fence knocked down by one of our big storms.

We had it mulched, and Todd took the fence apart to repair some of the broken slats.  We rented an auger and drilled holes for our new, much-larger poles.  Meanwhile, I washed and painted the slats, and Todd nailed them back into place.

Todd terraced the left side for better drainage and built two paths, while I planted flowers and filled in the space below the slats with big rocks to keep the cats in.  It looks pleasantly rustic. 

Here's another "almost-done" one...

Todd still has some future master plan for the big posts (some kind of pergola effect, but we're basically DONE!

The cats LOVE it.

It's so nice to be able to let them outside and not worry about them wandering off, or getting hurt by another animal.

They can be adventurous, but not TOO adventurous!

Did I mention that they absolutely love being out in the fresh air?

There hasn't been a lot of that lately, though, with temperatures here at nearly 100 degrees for the past couple of days.  It looks like we have a lot more mid-90s weather in our immediate future, so the cats are going to have to endure a few more days of air conditioning before we head outside again!

Have a great week! 

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