A couple of projects remain: raised beds, a fence, selecting patio furniture, final plantings .. and some minor cosmetic enhancements. And that, folks, will be it, house-and-yard-wise.

Here’s a pic of the first section of a raised bed that will surround the newly poured (well, last December) patio.. redwood 4x4s and corrugated aluminum sheets. There will also be a 2×6 (I think) that caps the top so a person can rest a spell as that person tends to the garden (or gets tired from shooing away squirrels).