Digging for a View

Quite awhile ago we took on a huge pile of wood chips from dead oak tree removal.

Chips from our trees.
Chips from our trees.

They were dumped in the driveway in front of the Cottage.

Chips are an easy and economical way to neaten up the garden and discourage weed growth.
Chips are an easy and economical way to neaten up the garden and discourage weed growth.

Charlie loves having chips available to groom paths in the garden and yard.

The chip pile was directly outside the Cottage door and most of the view from the window.
The chip pile was directly outside the Cottage door and most of the view from the window.

However we have not used all the chips yet and they do obscure the sylvan view from the Cottage.

The pile of chips also took up about 2 parking spaces.
The pile of chips also took up about 2 parking spaces.

Our tenant decided she would like to move the pile out of her line of sight which was fine with Charlie and me.

Only a pile of crushed stone remains which is slated to be spread on the driveway.
Only a pile of crushed stone remains which is slated to be spread on the driveway.

In 2 days she shoveled the pile down to nothing and moved it by wheelbarrow to a discreet place in the back yard.

Can you picture it yet?
Can you picture it yet?

No doubt when the greenhouse is set in place we’ll use some of the chips to landscape around the tiny building.

Are you working or playing outside on pleasant winter days?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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