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…

Lazy Days

After a busy summer of landscaping, growing food and doing our best to enjoy the yard when the temperatures were manageable, I flew into a fall full of shop work in preparation for our first craft fair. Since the craft fair, I have taken a little bit of a break, which unfortunately, also resulted in…

Floored

When we first moved into our house, 8 years ago, we painted a few walls prior to moving our furniture in. That was about the extent of changes we made. Since then, there have been some changes to the interior, but majority of our work has been focused on the yard. Generally, the changes inside…

Torn

The title is an apt use based on the content of this post. Bear with me as it may be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but all tied together with the torn theme. So let’s start with a landscaping update and the best use of the “torn” theme. Not…

Doggy Dinners

So about a month ago, our dogs had a very unfortunate bacterial infection. Our older dog, Ellie, got hit the hardest with it and we weren’t sure she was going to make it. It was a rough night, with an emergency call to the vet. By the time we got her in, she was not…