If you’re a regular reader of A Helicopter Mom, you’ve heard me mention our back yard before. It’s the reason we chose the lot we now live on. The front yard is tiny and too close to the street, but the back yard is wonderful. It’s shady and beautiful and backs up to a protected forest with lots of hiking trails and even a pond with a small beach.
When we started building our house, we had a lot of plans for the back yard. There’s a fairly steep slope down to a flat area that leads to the forest. We planned on staggered levels of landscaping down the hill with pretty stone steps. At the bottom we were planning a patio area with lots of seating and maybe a fire a stone fire pit.
Three years later and we have a grass hill with no steps, no landscaping and no patio. You can see here the slope down from our house. Perfect for deer, but not really great for people to walk down and enjoy.
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