Yep. We’re pulling up the brick border in our backyard. We’re cutting down the bushes.
And in their place will be raised garden beds and chickens!
Some of you reading this have known us and our backyard for a long, long time, so this is probably startling. But don’t worry; we’ll be getting eggs from those chickens (which by the way, we are planning on getting them as chicks maybe by next month). And hopefully we’ll get vegetables from the gardens.
Kayla and I pulled all the brick Monday; Kayla got under with a crowbar and I helped leverage them out with a shovel ( I also helped lift them out trench and flip them over). Thankfully, we had had a nice rain shower Sunday, so the ground was soft for the crowbar. Didn’t make the bricks any lighter. They are heavy, especially because they are still stuck in their cement. Mom took these pictures too, and she said she was surprised how fast we got them out.
Our encourager. He was pretty impressed as we lifted out whole yards of brick stuck together. “Wow! Good job! You guys are doing great! You guys are doing a good job! Wow! You guys are doing great! Wow!”
I convinced Kayla that we could get all done in one day, so after dinner we went back out and ripped the rest out. After pulling out large chunks, we bang the crowbar down on the bricks and they would break apart.
Today, Kayla and I broke up more brick, put more on the pile and tried to chip cement from the brick. I piled the cut bushes behind the trailer, and I raked up the loose leaves. All that will be left to do before Sunday (church at our house) is to finish piling the bricks.