Category: yard project

July 25, 2016 / / The Stronghold

Before installing the fence at the Stronghold five¬†years ago, Cho and I were aimlessly wondering around a big box home improvement place (I think it was the orange one) and we decided that setting the fence over the uneven, heaved up and ultimately useless, last 5 feet of the driveway…

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January 1, 2012 / / The Stronghold

I know, it’s been a while. And, as per usual, more significant changes. The short list: more progress on the rear entrance, some small kitchen updates, and starting the Hospitable Basement project. Its late right now though, and I’m still struggling with the weird cold I must’ve gotten last night…

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November 19, 2011 / / The Stronghold

Seriously. I’m getting really tired of this pump situation. So, a freak heavy snowstorm in October showed us that our current sump system (see: May) wasn’t going to hack it. Not only the plaster tube running down the yard require multiple passes with a roll of duct tape over the…

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May 11, 2011 / / The Stronghold

God I can’t get enough of this system. So after a few heavy spring rainfalls, we realized that we needed to do something serious with the pump. It was kicking water out, sure, but the pipe wasn’t long enough, and all that water came right back in. One big perpetual…

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May 8, 2011 / / The Stronghold

Two weeks into the project and we finally started measuring the post locations for the front and sides where we planned on putting the spruce dogear.¬† Keep a few things in mind when you’re gleefully running around the yard dreaming of the landscaping possibilities though or you might end up…

Read the PostHow to Install a Fence – 185 ft of Wooden Dogear