This morning I got up, did my usual jobs then got on with making the new garden path. Hubby had kindly put a load of stones where the edges were to be and all I had to do was sort out the weed control fabric, lay it all flat and then fill the path with gravel. Sounds easy enough for me to do and not exactly brain surgery either. Armed with a shovel and wheel barrow off I go on the first of many trips to the sand/gravel pile that's always outside of our house (and the donkey loves to roll in!).
Vasko pictured above, is as usual following me around in the hope that there may be some food on the go! Sometimes he really does get in the way but other times I find it quite nice that he's decided he wants to be around me. When I was last in the UK I did buy some weed repressing fabric but could I find it today when I needed it? Of course not, so I recycled our ever growing pile of pig feed bags, sliced them in half and used them instead. Hopefully they will help keep the weeds from coming through my new path and as it's wider than the old path should mean slightly less scything too.
Back and forwards I go with my trusty wheel barrow, stopping every so often for a quick break and to look at some of the lovely flowers growing in my garden this year. By lunchtime I was done and our new path is almost complete, just one small part left to do but hubby needs to remove a slab of concrete first, then I'll get the last 2 or 3 barrow loads of gravel down. I must admit it does look good and with the pool sitting on it's new concrete pad being filled as I type this I reckon by tomorrow afternoon it will look great. I can't wait for the kids to come home and see it! We're forecast for fabulous weather at the weekend so hubby and I may just spend a little time chilling in the pool if we get the chance.
Let's just hope Charlotte the pig doesn't go into labour until her due date so we can have some R & R time either Saturday or Sunday.