The landscaping project is moving along nicely so far--we now have a new stone wall in the front of the property, and a bluestone walkway leading to our front door. It's hard to believe that in the nearly 300 years this house has been standing, there was never a path to the front door?? But there must not have been, as we didn't uncover even one brick or stone in the process of doing this.
Anyway, here are a few recent shots of what's happening in the front:
Here are the new natural stone steps leading from the driveway level to the front porch
The upper part of the path leading to the second, smaller set of steps (the path itself consisted of just the concrete footing at the time this pic was taken).
Here's an early shot of part of the new stone wall
We've actually made a lot of progress since these pics were taken, so I will try to get some new photos soon--it's supposed to snow tomorrow so I may not get to take them then, but will try over the weekend! The front path should be basically done by then, and the back path (not shown here) should be well underway as well.