When we bought our house back in the Stone Age, it was supposed to be a project to renovate an antebellum farmhouse as a simple weekend retreat. We were so overwhelmed by the house itself that we could not focus on the yard and surrounding acreage. At the time all I could imagine was to just clean up the small grassy yard immediately surrounding the house. The walls of renegade trees and overgrown muscadine vines were just a border between the yard and the acres of un-kept fields. It was hard to image venturing beyond those borders at the time.
We needed a cheap storage area to keep tools and construction supplies, so we had one of those basic little wood storage sheds built. It was the kind where a few guys in sleeveless Harley Davison tee shirts and lots of tattoos show up with a truck of 2x4’s and some particle board and a half a day later you have shed. We hid it behind the wall of muscadine vines, out of sight. Later C installed a copper wind vein and cupola. It helped, a little.
By year three or four, although the house was nowhere near finished, we did focus more on the grounds and the entire thing seemed less daunting. We started making big strides in clearing the overgrowth. All of a sudden the basic little shed was in plain view of the house and pool and had to be dealt with.
|Here's the look I'm going for...|
|But, I'd settle for this...|
|I could even work with this...|
|I need to do something before it gets to this...|
|but will probably end up with this...|
|Which is better than this hot mess...|
Although I'm kinda liking that little red skirt he's sporting...