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…

Landing Pad

We just got back from our annual trip to see an airshow. It was a fantastic show again, despite the rain and some low clouds, the airport did a fantastic job of filling the spaces that were created due to certain planes being unable to fly. Every year that we go there is a guy…

Pathfinder

The heat has finally hit. I feel I may have jinxed it with my last post! It was 30* yesterday and 37* today. I guess I should enjoy it while I can, it is supposed to be back down to the mid-20’s by the middle of the week. There is no enjoying the heat though…

Can you dig it?

Jiggered at how well the walls went together, we decided to start filling and levelling it as best we could. A few years ago, when this project first began, we had all of our junipers torn out. As part of the clean-up, the company we hired made the slope nice and even and left a…

Tiering ourselves out

Jocosely playing on the word tiered versus tired, we are having fun with our yard. With our first wall complete, we have been excited to start the next one., and we are not letting anything else delay us any further…including adding a new puppy to our family! I’ll get to that later in the post….

Sisyphus

Journeywork with rocks has been the major project of our summer… and so far it has turned out exactly how we wanted it! Although we have felt like Sisyphus, hauling rock up and down the hill for the summer, the task has been anything but Sisyphean. Where Sisyphus’ task was futile and repetitive, our task…