Yeah. That was a colossal pain in the butt. So I decided to throw a hundred bucks at it and had some new gravel delivered. The wonderful husband spent an entire morning shoveling it into a wheelbarrow and moved it into the yard. (The gravel guys only drop it on the street, not where you want it on your property.) Now it looks great, but it's too hot outside to have a fire.
Remember the corn and pumpkins from not too long ago?
Here they are now:
And finally, I've picked up my knitting needles again after a long, long hiatus. I have an inordinate amount of unfinished projects lying about. This year, one of my resolutions was to get some of them finished. One of these is a shawl that I began I don't know how many years ago (really, I don't) based on a pattern from Elizabeth Zimmerman's book.
Coming soon: pictures from my sketchbook project.