Monday, June 09, 2008
Ants and Deck
Willow mentioned the 'mighty fine deck' in her comments for my last post so I just thought I'd show it off. We didn't have an entertainment area in the back garden, just a small flat lawn and a much, much bigger sloping lawn. So we decided to deck the flat one. It's taken Dawn and me about a week from conception to finish but - 2 tons of wood, 2 tons of pea shingle, 1200 screws and 800 nails later - we've built it! And here it is.
Once we get back from holiday ... the parties begin!
Oh, and the ants reference in the title? While de-turfing the lawn and laying down a weed suppressant, we disturbed a red wood ant nest and the little buggers bite like it's going out of fashion. I have nothing but respect for them; compare their size to ours ... would we cause quite as much pain if we bit something the size of the Empire State Building?
I think not.