This is a very busy time of year for us. The frost is gone and we have started our work again on a piece of property we own and I thought I'd share with you some of our progress. This is the entrance to the property. It has a very long driveway and that took the majority of last summer to excavate and complete.
This is the day we arrived with the gate my husband built for the entrance. That is my youngest son standing on the bumper.
With some much needed help from his equipment, my husband placed the first side. My son is about 5'5" tall to give you an idea of the size of the gate.
He then set the other half and straightened and leveled the posts and swinging arms.
We then gave all the wood a nice coat of stain and painted all the metal hardware black.
We built a stone wall on either side of the posts using Pennsylvania Thin Field Stone.
My husband made all the hardware himself. It is all hand pounded to give it a nice 'aged' feel. The cedar posts are 18" round and are repurposed powerline poles. The power company replaced them because the woodpeckers had got to them. The holes are on the opposite side and add an interesting detail to the gate.
This is how the entrance looks at the moment. The grass is just starting to grow. We are now working at the top of the driveway making fields. I will post updated pictures once the grass comes in. It's a lot of hard work, but is so worth it in the end.
Until next time ~ Suzanne.