I was on call this last weekend so I had to stay near the house, especially on Sunday.
Great reason to move all those rocks we chose not to do on the 1st. Five large bags (9 cubic feet each) into the wheel barrow and around the front yard. Filling in bare spots, making sure every thing got a good solid covering. It took us several hours to get it all done. (photos are bad, too bright when I tried taking them)
Once my shift started that evening I was pretty tied to the computer even having clients send in copy at 3 in the morning. But I got an 8 hour reprieve at 6:30 am Sunday until 2:30 while someone else was covering. So New Project here we come.
We went to the hardware store and bought 5 pieces of bamboo fencing. Removed two older pieces we had hanging from the oasis and proceeded to tear down all the broken down reed fencing we had up against the chain link and wire the bamboo to it. It looks so nice, much cleaner look and should last a good long while. The reed fencing lasted quite a few years but it was deteriorating and the cats (see guide to cats page) climbing it did not help.
We did however keep (make?) the kitty highway on the side yard. The way it has been is they jump up on the window AC unit on one side, jump to the window AC until on the other side of the fence and go about whatever, terrorizing one another, eating, taking safe haven from the coyotes and dogs.
But with the fence there they can’t jump, so since this was an older piece of bamboo, we took out a couple pieces, and made a 2×4 bridge for them to walk through the fence from one unit to another. (Yes, we are being controlled by feral cats)
It was dark when we were trying to finish and I kept having to go in an work so we finished up behind the shed this morning before I had to go to work. It looks very nice!