A Simple Homemade Walking Path

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On our recent six day vacation,we visited my cousin and her husband. They live in a city of about 100,000 but are what I would call semi-steaders if there is such a thing. They don’t rely on their garden for food but enjoy using as much of their garden as they can in season. They do make jams and freeze a few things but that’s it. Most of their homesteading is in atitude. They buy local, don’t use chemicals on their property, and they make many things for themselves.

One of those things was the path and patio they have in their back yard. I was so impressed at how it was done that we are going to use the same method for our yard. The ease of it means that it will get done sooner. My cousin’s husband didn’t use forms but instead simply cut out the grass in different shapes about 3 in. deep and poured a thick cement into the grass forms. The result was differently shaped, unique looking stones. He used a handmade wooden trowel to smooth the tops out. In the larger area, the stones already set were used as the forms.

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