|The first step is to mark the path! We spray painted purple lines to help people know where to start digging
|The next step is using shovels and mattocks to dig out the dirt.
|Once we have removed a few inches of soil we place the edging and level it.
|Then we put down landscape fabric - it's not really as fun as Ann makes it seem!
|While some were busy on the paths, others were working in the gardens!
|Path builders Joyce and Mary
|Ann wrenched off all the little stakes that are attached to the metal edging - a lonely job!
|In addition to the path builders and the weeders (above), Richard toiled at continuing to install our termite bait traps (no photo of Richard!!)
|We made good use of our wheelbarrows, especially the power-wheelbarrow!
|Once the landscape fabric is down we put in a few inches of screenings, and leave room for a top-coat of Chapel Hill gravel. Avalon (a visiting family member) helped out!
|Joyce, Ann and Avalon check out the progress while Nancy and Mike relax on the deck
|No project is without its challenges! The diggers hit a phone line - whoops! Too bad you can't see the look on Stewart's face!
|After hitting the phone line, we looked more carefully for the others!
|Chris and Lucy digging gently to uncover another phone line
|And here are our gardeners again - I think Cheryl and Leslie look happier than the diggers
We didn't finish the path, but we got a good start on it. Watch this space for the final product!