White Gardens

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by White Gardens, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    The grass with the sitting spot and umbrella table would have been more comfortable. But the stone work looks nice.
    The alley was a great idea... I liked that alot.
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Originally we were going to put a better patio/sitting area in, but the HO decided that eventually the pool is going to go, and a patio will go up in that area with a water feature.

    Thanks for the comments Axe.Thumbs Up
     
  3. White Gardens

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    I don't necessarily care for the stripe threads, only because there are so many, and stripes are stripes when it comes down to it.

    I finally had a chance to mow yesterday, and I'm killing time this morning waiting on call backs from suppliers.

    The last pic is of the boy, he's getting an earlier start in the biz.

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  4. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You do some nice work there, Mr White!
     
  5. White Gardens

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    Thanks Mr. White
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is another one of those late last year projects. I didn't take pics after the original install as I wanted to get good shots after everything had filled out some.

    I just went back the other day to replace a Jap Maple that died. The HO wants me to come back and re-do the edging in the front. Here and her husband did the edging 5 years ago, and she wants the same block that I put around the property. I tried to talk her into doing it last year, but because her husband is now deceased, she felt like she needed to keep it for a while longer.

    The install was a simple one, minimal prep work, window wells put in to help with the grade, brick and mortar edging, and keep it simple so it just looks clean. (She likes thing clean)

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  7. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    More Pics..............................
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  8. White Gardens

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    And the last ones.
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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    So, at one of my properties, I've killed two of these in a two week period. I'm not sure of the species, but I think it's a Fox Snake. They are varmint eaters, so normally I wouldn't kill them, but the two I got were making a bee-line to the house.

    Funny thing is, this isn't a common snake around here. 4 years ago I was trimming around a pond and found one 6 feet long. Two days after killing this one, I traveled two hours to the farm I'm from, and observed one close to my dad's house.

    It's just not a species of snake you see around here or in the state, and I've seen three this year. Must be due to the excess rain we've had the last couple of years.

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  10. White Gardens

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    It has rained 4 inches of rain here over the last three days. So, I took a trip to Lincoln Il to my sign guy to finally get the Blue Bomber lettered up. I needed to get it done to be legal (I have commercial plates).

    Since I bought this truck 1.5 years ago I've..........

    Replaced over 400 dollars in front end parts
    Replaced the transmission.
    Replaced the starter.
    Replaced rotted fuel lines.
    Replaced the alternator.
    Replaced the water pump, including hoses, tranny cooler, radiator, etc...laced two leaf spring hangers.
    Re-built the rear differential. (previous owner messed it up)
    Started painting with a rust converter on the frame, under-bed, and sub-frame to stop the rust.

    On the list, in order I'd like to get it done,

    Complete front Brake Rebuild
    RABS valve removed and a proportioning valve installed to compensate.
    Sandblast, prime, paint the dump bed, rims, and a new front bumper.
    Replace Rag-Joint, steering pump, steering box.
    Rebuild rear brakes with a disk-brake conversion.
    Find a used 6.9 diesel motor to swap with original.
    Have the cab re-done.
    Get the ac re-done.
    Rebuild the rear leaf pack and hangers I haven't done.

    I only paid 3,000 for the truck, dump bed, and plow, and I don't have a payment. So re-building this beast has been fun and worth it. Hopefully by this time next year it will be done, and I won't have to do too much else to it. It also helps to get most of the parts fairly cheap.

    It also helps to have a neighbor who is a certified mechanic at the local Peter-Built shop.Thumbs Up

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