I’ve been salvaging stones from a local construction site to make the stormwater swale look like a creek bed. They’re happy I’m moving them, and I’m happy to get free gravel. Everyone wins!

So many projects – especially anything dealing with drainage – are gravel-dependent. I’ve lucked out lately in finding some local sites willing to let me clear out larger stones..

I have a feeling this whole area will look incredible once all the flowers and grasses come up on the hügelkultur berm behind it: the entire thing will be covered in flowers and grassy habitat for birds, insects, and the occasional rodent.