Friday, June 01, 2012

Patio Underway

We're tackling the patio!  Using 'urbanite' as our flagstone, we're starting in with putting down a bit at the lowest area on the west side.  You can see that we've got gravel down, with a tarp piece over that (thank god we get to bury those things!) with an inch or so of sand on top of that to settle the stone in.
 there will be a series of steps, so we'll build little retaining walls at each level. Gotta find all those right-sized stones.
 Once the puzzle pieces are figured out and put in place, we tamp them down and get gravel and sand between them...
 and then get that sand tightly packed in there.  We wanted to get this little bit down so we'd have the level constant to measure the rest of the steps from.  Doesn't look too bad for a start!

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Starting anti-fire prep

Well, we never really stop.  But, took a picture of today's raking below the yurt.  Every year I work to get a bit wider swath cleared....