Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Ramblings....

Which is different from M-T-W-T-F, and Saturday ramblings....well a bit. This is a photo of one of our little walkways, made from bricks that were made in Kokomo, Indiana. The town just north of us. We bought a huge amount of these bricks ,  made sidewalks at the house in town. I didn't think others would appreciate the old brick walks, so we took them up and brought them to this farm. I have handled these bricks so much, I feel as if I know each one personally. LOL. We made a patio with them , and a walkway around our little pond. Now this year, I want to take the patio bricks and make a little brick area around the steps of the porch. I was also hoping to turn the patio into a green house/shed ,  maybe having a gravel floor. We bought old windows to use for it last Spring. If it gets done this year, I'll have pictures.
  When laying these bricks, we dig out the area, about 8 inches or more deep. lay in a layer of sand, tamp it down, then lay on the bricks. Throw sand on top of it and work down in between the bricks with a broom, water that down and add more sand. Keep doing the sand thing till you can no longer add any. Moss has grown in between our bricks,  I like the looks of that.. :):)
  Hope the northeast gets dug out and their power back on. It's scary for all those people. Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers. xo

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I would LOVE to have brick walkways, Susie!
    Your greenhouse will be wonderful once you get it all put together!
    Enjoy your Sunday, sweet friend.
    xxoo

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  2. These bricks are beautiful, Susie. I would love to have them everywhere. You have so many wonderful ideas!

    Happy Sunday!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. i think you should add an island theme like the beach boys song! love them!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  4. In my little town I left when I moved here, most of the streets were brick. Beautiful, but treacherous in the winter.
    Each time I read your post I think of that old song about Kokomo Indiana.

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  5. Haven't heard that song in a while. I need to download it :)

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  6. Those are treasures from the past. I'm so glad you saw the potential and value in them.

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  7. That was hard work with those bricks! They are heavy! xo Nellie

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  8. Glad you kept your bricks about you!! I love how we take treasures with us in life! I have stones that mean a lot to me. AND a few bricks! Not with the history of yours, though!
    Happy SUNday!!

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  9. Oh how I love brick sidewalks and your are beautiful. Yes those poor people have been hammered and it's heading that way again.. We're getting heavy rain and we're under a Flash Flood Watch tonight.. Take care.

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  10. I agree, its beautiful, what a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction you must have,

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  11. You the look of those old bricks!

    Yes, I feel for all those in the NE, who are/were without power. We were lucky, that we didn't get that much snow, and didn't lose power.

    "Auntie"

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  12. What beautiful old bricks. We used to have a cat named Kokomo! Enjoy your week!

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  13. What a nice display of bricks, Susie. It must look nice on your patio around the little pond. My mom put brick all throughout her kitchen while I was growing up. I just love brick and the way it looks...very charming. Have a wonderful week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  14. I love old bricks.....and anything made from them. The first house we built, we used old brick as the foundation. And what was leftover I made a walkway in the backyard. I love that moss has grown in yours. :)

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  15. Fantastic! So wonderful to have something local be a part of your home. Sounds like hard work, but well worth it :)

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