What’s Up Doc?

Bright orange, crunchy and delicious…we love carrots. Especially the dogs, so much so that we had to build a cage around them this year because Basil just assumes that we planted a patch of treats for her to eat at her leisure. This will be the last year for our raised beds. They were only…

Dirty Killer Cover-Up

Don’t worry, we aren’t turning this blog into a conspiracy page. This aptly named post is about bringing our levels back to dirt by removing all the weeds and then using some lumber paper to cover the levels until next year to ensure we have killed all the weeds. We plan to grow a lot…

Fenced In

After letting our post cement cure overnight, it was time to start framing our panels. For those who have been following on our journey, you have seen the photos of how sloped our yard is. For those that are just joining in on our adventure, about 75% of our backyard is a steep slope, which…

Fenced Out

It is the summer of major projects here at the JK household. The ability of having flexible hours while working from home has led to an extremely good work-life balance. Although, I would argue that lately it has been more of a work-work balance since once I am done work, I start working in the…

Refresh

Now that we have completed all the rock walls in the left side of the yard, they will need to be capped with wood like our other wall. As I was refreshing my memory on how I did the cap on the first one, I realized how worn it was. Since it has been a…

June Comparisons

HAPPY CANADA DAY! Being the nerds that we are, we decided to track our harvests last year. We chose weight as that was the mode of measurement that made the most sense. Our hope had been to see from year to year, when to expect certain garden items to be ready for harvest. There are…

Level Up Achieved

Convenient timing for this post. Not only our 100th post, but also a major levelling-up in our backyard oasis. Rocks have been a major theme in our landscaping adventure, especially in the last year. We have gone from building rock walls to finishing gardens with rocks and planters to make for easier maintenance. I love…

Refinished

Projects, projects and more projects. I guess one good thing about isolating and working from home is that I have a flexible schedule that has allowed me to complete a lot of projects this year. Have to look at the positives right? Well I am, and I am positively happy with all the progress that…

Oops!

Rain, lots of rain. And then some more rain. So much rain for a semi-arid desert! Yep, you guessed it, our forecast has been non-stop rain for the last few weeks. It is finally getting hot and sunny, but tomorrow it should be back to rain. On top of all the rain, it turns out…

30 Days

Time has taken on a new sense these days. Working from home has warped my sense of time, and yet has leant itself to accomplishing so many things in the yard in what is actually a fairly short amount of time. I feel like we have accomplished as much in the last 3 months that…