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Old 12-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Are you accessing the back yard from your property?
Yes. Here is a view from the street, looking down the left side. You can see the machine tracks going towards the rear. Also, you see one end of the rows of potted trees etc.



Walking forward in the photo above about 75 feet, you come to the excavation of the left rear corner. It goes down from the ground level at the camera location in 2 steps, reaching the corner 6 feet below. The tractor, not seen in these pictures is now working on the right side of the house.

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Its driving me crazy ! ha ha... I cant wait to see this when it's complete. I admit, I find myself being a bit jealous also. Being in South Florida and living on flat land has it's pros and drawbacks. But being involved watching someone crate their idea of a dream home is just plan awesome.
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The trench on the right side is complete. Meanwhile on the inside, the installation of central heat and air begins!

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The heat and A/C installation is complete and our house is warm!
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Congrats on the progress!

Gotta love it when a plan comes together
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Form for concrete retaining wall on right (south) side of house.

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Form for concrete retaining wall on right (south) side of house.

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Is that a hoop house to the side in your neighbors yard. Are they plant/fruit friendly?

Your neighbors probably don't have a clue as to how lucky they are to have you living next door.
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Yes, that is a hoop house and there are also about 10 fruiting plants on the property. The house is empty. The owner passed away 2 months before I moved in and his sons live in Seattle. They kept the gardener on contract and he comes by once per week to tend after the plants, pick fruit and vegetables, etc. He is quite amazed at what is going on next door!
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^so that yellow truck has it's front tire Near walkway

Okay I see it more clear. Cool Understood.
People will be able to walk/drive down your road an get a piece of eye-candy through a 10' metal fence???
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That is quite a job you are doing. It's great watching it all happen. you work pretty fast.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:16 AM   #92 (permalink)
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I'm having a hard time picturing this? Is your driveway on the west side(left side facing your home from road?) of your house?
^so that yellow truck must have it's front tire in the driveway?
Or your garage in the third picture?
My driveway:
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  • is on the right when facing the home from the road
  • is so that the yellow truck has it's front tire in the driveway
  • is in the left portion of the third picture showing the concrete forms

In that picture showing the concrete forms, the bananas will go between that wall and the house.
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Richard, I'm curious if you'll be growing any white sapote, feijoa, and dragonfruit at your new "digs".
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Richard, I'm curious if you'll be growing any white sapote, feijoa, and dragonfruit at your new "digs".
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Among the 60 fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines in 25-gallon pots, waiting to be planted in the ground:
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How about cherimoya?
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No thanks, I'll skip the neurotoxins.
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What types of banana's are you going to grow? :^)
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Neurotoxins.

My wife is cuban and they have been having soursop smoothies and cherimoya smoothies all her life and he family too.

Wait, that could explain why they are the way they are!!

I have read good and bad things regarding those things in the annonas.

I have 2 trees about 3 years old and 7 seedlings that just came up in September.

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I am curious about your rain gutter p-stem combo? I'm sure you have thought of a support system once they get bigger? Bump/wind guard so the naners don't get bent or mess-up gutter and shingles ?
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