So far I've removed the sod from a 6'x12' area, leveled the dirt and spread a layer of limestone gravel.
Next I wheelbarrowed about a yard of 3/8" crushed limestone on top of the base layer, wet it and then compacted it with a hand compactor 5x...
...and probably will again at least another 2 or 3x.
Would have been a heck of a lot faster and a ton less work to rent a plate compactor...
...but I did lose two pounds in the deal.
End result is supposed to be a smooth flat surface over which I'll spread some sand to fill in crevices and cracks.
After that I'll cut out a 4.25" hole for the cup.
Then the acid test: attaching the outdoor turf with landscape staples.
(I just laid the outdoor turf over over all that to get a sense of how level it is...and to take a picture.)
In preparation for making use of this work in progress once complete, here's the 1st tee...
A little rough at the moment, as our backyard needs a whole lotta tlc...but it's serviceable for now.
The green is a slight dogleg to the right, and will be a (hickory wiffle golf) par 4.
Together, they will comprise the 1st hole of the Ryan P. Hare Memorial Hickory / Wiffle Golf Course, with 3 more holes to be added by August, Lord willing.
More to come.
Yep, Mr. T finally sold this past week, the proceeds of which to be used in the "martinis and bikinis" fund (read: in ground pool).
Had him for 6 years, and he inspired 8 "Papa's Model T" books...
Definitely going to miss him.
End of an era.
With the "story within a story" structure it could easily blow up into much longer book but so far I've been able to resist that temptation.
Depending on the ending, I could leave it open for a follow up novella...still kicking that idea around.
|...and lots of out-of-towners are tulip peeping.|
|Al Bowlly, one of the great crooners of the '30's..."the very thought of you...and I forget to do...the little ordinary things everyone ought to do..."|
|beautiful spring day|
...so don't make us turn on the Giganta-Fan and blow all the riff raff out of here...
Go on, git!
later, mcm fans...
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