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More of that gifted limestone. I am nerding out so hard about this stuff. ISN'T IT GREAT?!? This is going to be the transition on the slope down to the southern part of the yard. It is directly in the dog path so I got some of that edging stuff that you nail into the ground to keep the stones in place. I'm hoping that will be Thor-proof.

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Thor runs through this area at least 400 times a day. Since tearing up part of the old concrete path, the was nothing but dust and dirt. A few weeks earlier my neighbor gave me some raspberry canes and I they'd been sitting in pots, waiting for me to figure out where to put them. I got a goofy piece of edging at Home Depot on clearance for $4 and blocked off a bed for the berries. Then I covered them with broken concrete to hold the water in and used larger pieces of concrete to make stairs.

Backyard stairs! The backyard is wicked steep. Where the stairs are located used to be a hill of moss with 18' square pavers cut into the hill to make stairs. Stair risers ar made from cinder block (most of which were found in the huge rock pile in the background there) capped with the 18' pavers. The rest of the stones were gleaned from the crumbling rock walls and the property and dry stacked. The stairs were back filled with 1/4' crushed granite leftover from last year's garden project.

Looks kind of like a mess right now but once the rain starts the straw will calm down. This is another mushroom patch. Garden oyster. The path is really narrow, hard to get to and at the bottom of the hill so it gets a lot of water in the winter. Some of the step stones are from my grandmother's basement. Some I bought to match.

Workspace is so tight, I've had too plan out where everything is going to go before I take the wall apart. Those stones have to go somewhere!

More stones gifted from Frank Sandborn. straight pieces of granite counter top. One side is polished. I want to use these as an edging between the grass and the 1/4' minus gravel but I'm missing about 3 feet. Not sure how that is going to work.

Here's a better shot of the limestone steps. You can get an idea of the spacing between the stones. The path will run along the same curve as the wall.

Trying to decide on a curve in the limestone steps. After they are set, I will fill in the rest of the gravel and level the stones in relation to each other.