Berkley

It has been a whirl-wind of a month around our house, resulting in not a lot getting done, including entries in the blog! A month ago, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Ellie, which kept us from accomplishing much in that first week other than going to work and then coming home and…

Sweet Ellie Mae

This is a post I wasn’t sure I was going to write, but in the end feel that it needed to be written and shared. In all the time that Kurt and I have been living together, we have had our sweet dog, Ellie, with us. She came into our lives, just a few months…

Pretty Picture Mask

Back in February we re-did a wall in our basement bedroom. It was old panel board that had been painted a dull green. We ended up replacing it with drywall, which was an adventure for us because neither of us had ever even helped someone else drywall before, so it was a lot of YouTube…

Homegrown

Gardening is something that I think a lot of people think will be easy to do. We did. And for the most part, it can be. But is can also be a ton of work, especially if you go crazy like us and make the majority of your yard into garden space. And it isn’t…

And So It Begins Again…

…For the last time. Wall building season has begun once more, but this will hopefully be the last year that we are building walls. And by walls, I mean the rock walls where we are cementing posts, adding wire and filling with loads and loads of rocks. Don’t get me wrong, I love our walls,…

Planting Plans

Kurt and I always like to spend a day or two in the very late winter deciding what we are going to plant for the upcoming gardening season. We do this late in the winter so that we have plenty of time to get our seeds started in the house before needing to be transplanted…

Ruined Run

When you move into a new place there are often things, or at least one thing, that the previous owner did that clearly made sense for them, but now seems a little odd not knowing the thought process behind it. For us, there was a double fence in the back yard, which created a little…

Then & Now – Random Projects

Over the years we have done some updates to the house. Some out of necessity, but most out of desire to make changes. We were lucky that the house itself had been renovated and was very modern looking inside, so there was no pressing updates that we needed to work on. That let us focus…

Then & Now – Upper Back Yard

We are now moving to the upper area of the back yard. It was beautifully landscaped when we moved in, making a nice area to enjoy while we create chaos in the bottom area. That’s not to say that we haven’t done a few changes. Here’s a look over the years. 2014 – 2016 –…

Goodbye 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many. Kurt and I were able to make the best of it and carried that mentality on into 2021. Despite all the challenges that the pandemic continued to provide, along with 3 major climate disasters in our area, we have been able to make the year another good one…