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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Old Geezer Swimming Hole

 This was a little corner of our backyard 
at our old house.
Some of you may remember it.
It's a cattle stock tank that we hooked up a water filter 
and pump to, and made a cooling off spot for
 hot summer days.

We called it our "Red Neck Hot Tub"
even though it was cool water. 

Well when we moved . . . 
we packed up our stock tank and bought it along. 


Last week Steve and I built this fence 
around this area behind the well house.
It's at the back of our property
and nice and private:)


There are a lot of weeds and bare spots, 
but in time we'll have grass growing.


I've also planted sunflowers, zinnias,
 morning glories and a delphinium back there.


The delphinium is small, 
but with lots of love hopefully it will be a show stopper 
in a year or two and fill up this corner.

 This is the entrance.
That is a trumpet vine in the planter.
When it gets bigger, I'll be asking my Steve
to build a trellis and gate. 
Like the one in the first photo
that we had at the old house:)

See the little deck . . .
I built that last Wednesday afternoon.  
Then surrounded it with logs from
two trees that we cut down last summer.
They make a place to sit and they hide the pool pump:)

Did you notice the bike in the background.
I want to turn it into one of those adorable planters 
that you see on Pinterest. 
I think that they are so pretty.

Well, I don't want to call it our redneck hot tub anymore . . .
I think I will call it,
The Old Geezer Swimming Hole.

I'll take another photo of this space 
after all the flowers start to bloom 
and the grass is filled in.

I think it is going to be a great place 
for the two old geezers that live here 
to cool off after mowing the yard and weeding the garden.

Happy Summer!
Connie :) 






41 comments:

  1. Really nice Connie. You guys sure have done A LOT of work...a place to dip your toes sounds luscious to me.
    Louise

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    1. Hi Louise, It is lovely after an afternoon of mowing and weeding . . . I'm a shorty, so there is even (barely) enough room for me to float on an air mattress.
      Not a photo you will be seeing on my blog, LOL

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  2. Connie, that fence is beautiful and I have no doubt the watering hole will be too. We have friends who had one of those big stock tanks in their backyard when our kids were little. My friend painted flowers on the side of it and the kids spent many hours in there.

    I'm cracking up because my post that is going to pop up today has the word geezer in it too. :)

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    1. Well, us geezers need to stick together, LOL

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  3. perfect place for a cool dip and a perfect name!

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    1. Hi Gill, and thank you . . . when you become an old geezer you may as well admit it . . . everyone knows anyway, LOL.

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  4. What a fantastic idea! I love it...:) Perfect place to cool off after working in the yard and garden. Is that little stump table topped with a faux slice of watermelon? That's what it looks like. I am loving this pretty area of your yard and imagine it to be wuite the paradise when all the flowers are blooming and plants fill in nicely. Looking forward to watching the changes. Have a delightful day Connie!

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, at our old house, I had a watermelon theme going on out on the back porch . . . that little table top is something leftover from then:) Steve and I both enjoy this silly little tub and when our granddaughter visit, it's great fun for them . . . all splashes and not as relaxing, LOL

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  5. I love it! What a great idea. You deserve a swim after all that hard work. I can't wait to see it with the flowers. It will be a show stopper!

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    1. Oh, what a sweet thing to say, thank you :)

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  6. I love your red neck hot tub!

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    1. Thanks . . . old geezer tub, now LOL

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  7. You really making it lovely, a truly welcoming garden.

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  8. I think it's the perfect spot for you and your husband. On hot days you'll really appreciate having it. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your yard as it fills in.

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    1. Hi Brandi, our temperatures reached the 100's one day this week and that old geezer tub felt very good:)

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  9. Oh Connie, I love this! You have turned this little corner into a great little refuge from the heat! I love it :) Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hi Debby, we wanted it nice and private . . . me in a swimming suit is not a pretty sight, LOL. These old geezers still likes to relax and cool off on a hot day, so this is perfect for us:)

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  10. How adorable! What a great idea!
    phyllis

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    1. Hi Phyllis, thank you . . . an thanks for the visit:)

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  11. Looking great and the perfect solution with not a lot of headache to maintain. Enjoy!

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    1. Exactly! When we were younger and our daughter was still at home, we had a big above ground pool in the backyard . . . it was a huge job each spring to get it cleaned and ready to fill and then to vacuum and keep clean. Guess who did that job, LOL This is so much better. We have a little filter and pump set up to it, but every couple of weeks we just drain it and fill it up fresh and clean and there is nothing to it . . . and it feels like heaven after weeding, and mowing. A great little relaxing refuge:)

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  12. Wow, I'm so impressed with your energy and go-to-it-ness! Making the deck yourself.. what a woman! When those flowers grow it will look real tropical back there. Good job! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. I like it!
    Great idea, and nice execution. It will be a very pretty little place to relax after a long day summers day .

    Have a nice weekend.

    ~K.

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  14. Connie, this is absolutely awesome! I do remember this being at your old house. I love the names you come up with for it. ;-) You and Steve always have me in awe with all that you do and build and create.

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  15. Love everything about your yard....so nice!

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  16. I do remember your redneck hot tub. I think your new name for it is perfect and I can't wait to see how it all comes together once everything is growing. I need you to come here and do some of your magic in my yard....lol

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  17. So nice the way you turned a little space into somethig you will enjoy. I like that stump stool.

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  18. Connie, You are so cute and I love the things you come up with. Your old geezer tub will be just the thing and I am amazed that you built that deck yourself! Loving all the plants and bushes you are doing. Does your little furbaby go in the tub with you or doesn't she like the water? Your yard and home are darling. have great week-end enjoying them. Nancy

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  19. This is a great idea, and I love the deck you built beside it ... and the stumps! You've done a lot of work putting up that fence and planting all the flowers and vines! You've got it halfway to paradise already ;)
    Wendy

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  20. That looks perfect - so inviting! x

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  21. That looks very nice. We used to have a metal one at our old house and the kids loved it!

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  22. Wow, Connie, this is awesome! I love your sense of humor and your creativity. You seriously built that deck area? By yourself?? I'm impressed! Can't wait to see it with everything growing and in bloom!

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  23. I like your name for it, sounds like a lovely idea after working in the yard, like how you are landscaping around it. We had planted sunflowers all along our back fence, as soon as the leaves started sprouting, something was coming along and eating it right down to the stems, my hubby thinks it is the family of rabbits we have in our yard

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  24. Hi Connie, Posted but don't see it so must have forgotten to hit the post button! LOL Can't believe you built that deck! What a wonderful little spot to cool off in. Your yard and house are just beautiful and look so enjoyable. Does your furbaby like the water? Nancy

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  25. Everything is coming along nicely at the new place - can't believe you built the deck!

    I can't wait to see the bicycle filled with flowers.

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  26. What a sweet little spot to cool of in the heat of summer. We had an above ground pool for several years but the upkeep was more than we liked since usually we don't have a lot of true swimming days here. Maybe it's time for our own geezer pool : )

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  27. Oh Connie, this is fun! It's going to be lovely when all the plants grow up. What a "cool" idea - literally!

    Shoshi

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  28. Great job on that little deck and all that finagling of the tree stumps! You're just a crafty girl!
    I like your swimming hole! (notice, that I struck the Old Geezer part) I think you'd have to be weaned on dill pickles and a might more SOUR than you are to be an old geezer! LOL~
    You're too sweet!

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  29. You are not old enough to call it the Old Geezer Watering Hole, but I like the sentiment! How lovely to have such a wonderful space to cool off. Mind you we just have to jump overboard as we are surrounded by our swimming pool! Xxx

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    1. Oh, I can just see you jumping off your deck and cooling off. How wonderful:)

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