We had one when Leah and I were young, but it only happened when the spring overflowed after a heavy rainstorm. We had to share it with the cows, too. They usually drank it all, stomped in it and ruined it. Well, thanks to Pete Spaulding of Spaulding Landscaping at Home View Farm and his amazing crew, I have my very own stream that I don’t even have to share with the cows.
It’s actually a dry stream bed or “dry crick bed” as we call ’em in WV. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it helps carry excess water away from the house when it rains. They hand picked the stones along the edges from a big ol’ pile of rocks Zach pulled out of my foundation hole. Then they very thoughtfully placed each rock and even shaped some of them to make them fit just right to look natural. I’d say they did a pretty amazing job.
The best part is that I now have a wonderful feature in my yard created by talented craftesmen and craftswomen that I can build on with plantings, etc for years to come.
P.S. Did I mention the waterfall?
Yeah, they made a a waterfall too. Again they used stone that came from under my house. It will be a perfect frame for the view of the fields. I can’t wait to watch it and help it transform over time.
Another special detail from another skilled artist!
For reference, this is how my floor started. (I thought I’d posted these photos, but I guess I not.) This is the day Keith came and picked up the logs to take to the sawmill. Phase One:
For phase two, Keith milled the logs into lumber and dried them in the kiln. Saturday we went to pick up the lumber and transported it to the Hicksville Planing Mill where they’ll make the lumber into floorboards.
The only thing missing from my super sweet powder room, will be the still-beating heart and the monkey brains. I’ve already come to terms with the fact that it may not be to everyone’s liking, but guess what… it’s MY house! And I’m more excited about this dang half-bath than any person in their right mind should be about a half-bath! It’s the most loved half-bath in the history of bathrooms, and it doesn’t even exist yet. The pieces and parts are starting to come together, though. The sink arrived today. See below:
Don’t forget that these tiles will be accompanying the sink in the powder room:
And this faucet:
and maybe a toilet. I dunno yet. There are more important things to worry about right now… like how I’ll lay out the tiles… hmmm…
Maybe I accidentally littered recently. Maybe I didn’t pick up enough of Frankie’s “deposits”. Maybe I’m in trouble for missing one of Siri’s solstice parties. Whatever the case may be, I’m in trouble for something, because this is approx. what it looked like outside today:
The hot weather last week was too good to be true…
Oh well! I have been really lucky so far (weather-wise), and we need the water. So today I’ll just show you my new doorknobs instead of progress pics:
If you’d told me at this time last year that soon I’d have my own blog where I’d post pics of doorknobs… I’d never have believed you.