It’s Name Was Herb

I’m going to do the opposite of most food blogs, because I hate scrolling through chatter to get to the recipe. Here is the recipe….below will be some chatter if you are interested. RECIPE *Makes 4 medium skewers 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts 1 stem of thyme 1 stem of rosemary 6 tarragon…

It’s All Magic

I am always looking for some new woodworking projects to do in the shop. My brother-in-law asked me a few months ago to make a deck box for his Magic The Gathering cards, providing me with a sample box for dimensions as well as some of the cards for the graphics. I feel that I…

Every Day I’m Brusselin’

This is our second take at growing both brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and so far things are going really well. Both sets of plants are growing beautifully and quickly, and look very healthy. The cauliflower has little orange heads started (we planted cheddar cauliflower, hence the orange colour), and will likely need to be banded…

New Level Activated

It is crazy to look back at where we were this time last year with the yard landscaping. I was diligently working away at getting our garden bed walls filled with rocks and finished so that we would be able to plant in them this year. That dream became a reality and let me tell…

Landscaping Frustrations

This is the 5th year that we have been sharing our story of landscaping our yard. We started this blog as a way to keep track of what we did each year, and over the years, have gained a small following. We chose to landscape our yard ourselves rather than bring in a company, because…

Filling In

It has been about a month and a half since we put our first seeds into our new garden beds. Those garden beds were years in the making, requiring us to build rock walls to trellis our sloped yard, so we are SUPER excited to be at this point this year with planting our garden…

Painting the View

Now that almost all the veggies are happily in their beds, it was time to change our focus to our planters and getting some colour popping against all the greenery. Although we added marigolds to our garden beds this year, that was more out of hope that they will help deter some of the pests…

Breaking Ground…again.

The new vegetables are all nestled in the new garden beds but some of them haven’t been overly happy. That in part is due to the fact that we can’t get a really good soak on the beds, though not from lack of trying. We don’t want to create a muddy mess, and were watering…

Fence Gate Plans

If you followed along with our previous post about how to build fence panels for a slope, here is a follow-up additional post about how to build a gate in the same style. Please note that your measurements may vary depending on where your gate is going, so please adjust accordingly. The sizes are for…

Swinging Gate

We have been enjoying our new fences for a month now, and do we ever enjoy them and the privacy they have provided us! The only problem is that when we were building it, our secondary fence that runs from the shed to the corner of our house seems to have bit the dust. It…