Flip Flopping

It should be flip flop wearing weather, but instead the weather has been flip flopping. June is always a rainy month for us, but this year the rain held off until the end of the month, and even then it is more a threat than a reality. We have been expecting rain all week, and…

Hay Fever

Allergy season is upon me, with the main culprit being grass and hay. Our city is surrounded by farmlands and dry mountains covered in grasses, so there is no escaping it. But, that is not what this post is about. Rather, our hay fever, is about all the areas we have decided to use hay….

Paralleling

This has been the season of the rocks! For two years we have been chipping away at the 2 yards of rock that we had delivered in order to fill our walls. In this one season, I would say we have used about 1.5 yards of that rock and have moved it from our front…

Carefully Planned Chaos

I love that we decided to adventure into building our own paradise and our dream home. The amount of skills we have learned on this adventure so far has been significant, and it continues to grow. That being said…we are still by no means even close to a professional, or event good at some of…

Playing With Knives

When ¬†you are young, your parents teach you not to play with knives. When you are older, they might be the person who teaches you to play with them. That is the case for me. I like to think that I take after my parents in equal measures. There are a lot of things about…

Happiness is watching plants grow

One of our favourite things to do everyday…even on those scorchers where we feel like ants under a magnifying glass…is to go and wander the yard to see how much our plants have grown since yesterday. It amazes me at how much change there can be from day to day. Then again, perhaps that change…

Scrappy Scrapper

Wood, wood and more wood! I am surrounded by off-cuts, angle cuts, circular cuts, random lengths, shapes and sizes. It is amazing the amount of scraps a person can accumulate, so it is time to start using it. Some of it will be smaller projects. I want to dabble in carving wooden spoons, gluing pieces…

Protecting the Berries

In the last few years, we have had more and more doves making our neighbourhood their home. For our garden, there is no problems as they don’t help themselves and seem to leave everything alone. They do tend to leave very large poop all over everything, which is not so lovely, but easily washed. What…

Mothers Day Planter

Last year I built a raised garden bed for my mom for Mothers Day. She had mentioned wanting another, as well as a privacy planter for her deck. I love homemade gifts, so I offered to make her whichever one she preferred. She decided on the privacy planter, so I found a few options for…

Dog Bowl Stands

Our photo-bombing pooch, Ellie, is getting a little older now, and we notice she sometimes has issues eating from her bowls. It’s like she needs to stretch an arm out and stretch before she can continue. It also could be that she feels that she must gobble her food as fast as possible so that…