Backyard Getaway
Backyard Getaway
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Backyard Getaway Community Project


As if we weren't busy enough, Dave and I have embarked on a new business "ad"venture with our long time friend Brenda. We have merged our ideas and inspirations to create re-scape.com. We celebrated the launch of Re-Scape on Earth Day with a community project at Vintage Paws Animal Sanctuary where along with other volunteers we created a memorial garden complete with a dry creek bed and butterfly garden. Finishing it off with a bench, side table, bridge, sign post and dog house created out of pallets and other re-purposed materials. Next month we will be adding a brick paver patio that supporters will be able to purchase a memorial brick in honor of their pet to help raise funds for the sanctuary.
Dave motivating the volunteers
Dave motivating the volunteers
memorial bricks
memorial bricks
getting started
getting started
Making sure the sign is straight
Making sure the sign is straight
One of our wonderful volunteers
One of our wonderful volunteers
It's a dirty job but someone has to play with the puppies.
It's a dirty job but someone has to play with the puppies.
Waiting for his turn in the dog house
Waiting for his turn in the dog house
finishing touches
finishing touches
enjoying a peaceful moment in the almost completed garden
enjoying a peaceful moment in the almost completed garden
dry creek bed and pallet dog house
dry creek bed and pallet dog house
pallet bench and side table
pallet bench and side table
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography
photo courtesy of Connie Summer Photography

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  • Backyard Getaway
    on Apr 26, 2013

    Thank you Barb. We really enjoy doing these kinds of projects, we get to meet and work with so many wonderful people!

  • Catherine Smith
    on Sep 8, 2013

    That is marvelous, you guys did and are doing a great job for a great cause.

    • Catherine Smith
      on Sep 9, 2013

      @Backyard Getaway Understand, I've been involved in a Master Gardener project teaching beginning gardening skills to folks in low income housing. The kids are such a total hoot, they get so excited when they can pick the veggies they planted. It's a great feeling and grooming potential replacements is great fun.

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