21 May 2011

Back Gate Part Uno

Today was the first day of the new Back Gate and Pergola project. We had the requisite visit to Lowe's...

...and then demolition of the old gate.

We got as far as the new support beams today, and the shape is starting to take, well, shape.

Here's our over-engineering of the top support, which is really never a bad idea.

And the whole fiasco was being watched over by our burgeoning Texas Spotted Whiptail and Fence lizard population.

Bet those lizards wish they were drinking a gin and tonic right now. Yum. Unfortunately, this project necessitated the missing of what was sure to be a fabulous A-Go-Go event with some local garden masters and mavens, and some fancy-dancy tour of outside gardens in Austin that looked to feature lots of pools and waterfalls and expensive things in the suburbs.... (Oh but it would've been cool!)...


Anonymous said...

Not that you need my approval, but I certainly like what I see so far. Can't wait to see if you do use bamboo, and if so, how you will use it.

Since you couldn't party with the other gardeners today, maybe you should hit those lizards up for a gin & tonic of your own, eh? Laura

LindaCTG said...

Whoa, I can't wait to see what happens next! And thanks for the ID on the lizard. I spotted one in my garden last week.

woozy mizzenmast said...

Hey, I love your blog. Can't wait to see what happens with the back gate and pergola.

-Daniel Ting (ex-intern at CNS)