We live on a wooded ravine lot that slopes down to a creek. And we have a swale on our property.
While sitting on our deck or in our screened-in porch we look directly into the woods behind us. It is beautiful to see the trees year round. It is less beautiful to look down into the ravine below and see the soil erosion that is causing our backyard to disappear.
So today I meet with a land planner to discuss his idea about what we’re going to do about our back yard… that is gradually slipping away into the creek… leaving the pillars that support our deck perilously close to the edge of the swale… that allows rainwater to naturally flow into the creek.
This is going to be an expensive mess to fix. I just know it.