Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Stella smiles high atop her daddy's rock wall project
Luc is currently making a very long rock wall that's about 4 feet tall. The wall frames the home owner's property line, then curves around to meet the driveway. Stella and I stopped by on a sunny weekday to record the progress. Luc is using his excavator to place the large rocks and shape the earth. It is an often times tedious process, but it is incredibly rewarding to see the wall in all of it's magnificence! It may stand for hundreds of years, who knows? It will likely last longer than the house itself. That is some kind of responsibility!
Visit Luc's landscaping blog at: http://www.livelylandscapes.blogspot.com
or for a free job estimate call: 360-914-6022
Thursday, June 11, 2009
The "BEFORE" picture, above, with Luc's excavator parked and ready for work the next day . . .
Luc and his excavator (above) do the work of many people in just one day
Marina visits with dad at the work site
Above: this is how the landscaping looked after Luc removed some of the bushes on the west side of the coffeehouse
Above: paths are being put in and soil is being moved
Luc has been volunteering his time, excavator, and expertise to help the Island Coffeehouse and Book Store in downtown Langley renovate their landscaping.
Plans for the coffeehouse include expanding the building to include a second story, taking out the previous landscaping, and adding paths and plantings.
Island Coffeehouse's website describes the business as a "community-building showcase for collaborating with youth voices – in song, in art, and in poetry and prose. Through programs like Friday Night Live, Youth In Philanthropy and the sales of youth art, we give young people a space to contribute their artistic visions and their service to the South End of Whidbey Island."
The store is a non-profit business and is a program of the South Whidbey Community Engagement Center, and the South Whidbey Commons, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
For more information on the coffeehouse and book store visit their website at:
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Before: Blackberries were taking over the field and had climbed all the way up to the barn's roof line.
Another view (to the right of the barn): massive amounts of blackberries
R: Before picture L: after some initial blackberry removal work was done via the excavator
Luc and excavator in action
More action pictures
Right: clearing the blackberries to reveal a very old stone building
L: Progress! R: some remaining blackberry branches in the barn windows
L: the girls watch and record Luc's progress R: Stella points to Daddy
L: Removing the blackberries reveals . . . the barn! R: Luc at work on a cold, wet day
Dealing with the blackberries: burning
The girls watch the fire with dad and warm their hands
Above: some of the massive piles of blackberries.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
BEFORE: with rock pile and dirt piles. A lot more dirt to go . . .