The Studebaker Waterfall has grown (yard story in progr
Not even the tornado stops us...
1 of 13: This is what our yard looked like minutes after the EF5 tornado went through; but this destruction is NOTHING compared to what lay ahead of us in Joplin.
5 of 13: More progress; the telephone poles were ones ripped out of the ground in Joplin. We are trying to make the deck resemble a wharf.
7 of 13: This is what we did with one of the elms that were lost in our yard. For some reason, it was not uprooted in the tornado, but died with in the next month. We had it cut down and then a koi fish carved into it. The koi and the stump are one piece.
8 of 13: After it was carved, we painted it, spread pebbles around it and poured a polymer over it to resemble a creek bed.
11 of 13: This sweet face is my granddaughter Chloe giving instructions on how to paddle around our big pond.