River Rock Pathway

A walkway between the house, garage, brick patio and outdoor kitchen is a work in progress.  More information about the spatial design can be read under Brick Patio, Cordwood Masonry Studio, and Outdoor Kitchen.

Grass and dirt before digging down to add base rock

Grass and dirt before digging down to add base rock

Sept. 2013

Sept. 2013 – Gopher wire recycled off chicken coop to keep gophers from digging

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gravel delivered: 2 yards drain rock and 3 yards base rock

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3″ drain tubing

A hole (tunnel) was dug under the walkway, and a drainage tube added to drain rain water coming from the patio.  The kitchen pad will be higher than the walkway, and the rocks will be laid to slope away from the garage.

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Eventually, it'll drain to the garden and then into Love Creek

Eventually, it’ll drain to the garden and then into Love Creek

Piles of base rock

Piles of base rock

raked out with center marked with gravel for an outdoor oven

raked out with center marked with gravel for an outdoor oven

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Laying out stepping stones

Laying out stepping stones

Stepping stones were designed with metal objects found on the property and broken ceramics.

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The river rocks are chosen to fit the design pattern to spiral around each stepping stone. After all the rocks are leveled, then the stepping stone can be carefully created. The metal barrel ring is removed before filling the space with cement and objects. It takes about 3 bags of 60lb cement to make one stepping stone.

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Stepping Stones:

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Sept. 2013: A work in progress

From September 2013 – December 2016 (3 years) no progress was made on the river rock pathway.  A few weeks off over Christmas vacation December 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017 enabled more work to get done.  The whole front of the garage will be raised with river rocks.

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