Wishing this road widening had a sign reading…your tax dollars at work. It is a much needed improvement for the oft occasion when we have guests on our one way drive. Four feet or so will make it possible for two cars to just squeeze through and avoid the car version of musical chairs.
We began here, once also shrouded by bamboo on either side. We added grass to the once hidden, weedy field, leaving a dirt boarder for the future drive.
Our plan was to match the work done on the opposite side around the rose garden.
We originally replaced the rotting railroad ties with a Santa Barbara sandstone cut from large boulders. Though beautiful the stone is, it is costly, so the remainder will be made from boulders trucked in from Ojai. A little bit of home in SB.
The boulders are broken into blocks and finally going in this week.
I decided to include a surprise house warming gift from my dearest teacher friends in Ojai.
He will be just inside the gate to welcome guests and bring a smile to my face every time I come and go. Everything is in the messy stage, but soon enough things will be tidier than ever.