Framing Frustrations

K’s brother arrived mid-morning on Friday as K and I were working on framing. He started his day by building the first gate. After looking at my rough design, he ended up making a small modification of some corner braces that he screwed the 1”x4” frame to. It also allowed for a sturdy gate. It…

Summer Snow Fence

After trying our hand at building our fence, we offered to help K’s parents build a fence. They had received quotes but couldn’t successfully book a contractor to build the fence. During a trip to visit, I decided to offer to build it if they continued to be unsuccessful in finding someone to build it…

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…

Doin’ the Shuffle

Well, we (and by we, I mean K) were making really good headway in preparing the yard. The weather was warm, the ground was thawing, then I wrote a blog post about it all and low and behold…SNOW! I am not sure why we believed that winter was truly over, wishful thinking I guess. The…

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! As we move into a whole new year, and a whole new decade, K and I had a chance to reminisce about how far we have come in the last 6 years with the yard, the huge progress we made in 2019 and how well we have set ourselves up for projects…

Tunneling

Since K did so much digging and work on his day off, I figured I should go and contribute to the fantastic progress we were making. I decided to dig in all the post holes so that this week we can work on cutting the posts and getting them cemented in. We will still have…

Excavator K

Well, K has been at it again. He once again stayed home on his day off and put himself into overdrive this time. He didn’t just finish digging one more bed/terrace level, he instead spent 5 hours moving earth and managed to get all of the beds on the one side of our yard cut…

Diggers

K skipped fishing on his day off…mostly because the weather was supposed to be rainy and grey, and instead did a little digging in the yard. Since the weather is ideal for some work that would make a person a little sweaty, K figured he could get the next bed dug out for me. The…