A Little Fencing, A Little Jigging

It has been just under a month since we completed K’s parents fence and our nice-weather-days are growing sparse, so we figure we had better get back to their house to put the finishing touches on it. It was time to top the fence posts. Remember, we left them long because our original plan of…

Rhythm Section

Saturday morning we got to work at 8 am. We didn’t want to disrupt the neighbours any earlier than that on a lovely weekend morning. K and I continued to finish the framing while his brother and dad continued working on the snow-fence and inside frames. K and I finished the main frames just in…

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…

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…

Refresh

Now that we have completed all the rock walls in the left side of the yard, they will need to be capped with wood like our other wall. As I was refreshing my memory on how I did the cap on the first one, I realized how worn it was. Since it has been a…

Level Up Achieved

Convenient timing for this post. Not only our 100th post, but also a major levelling-up in our backyard oasis. Rocks have been a major theme in our landscaping adventure, especially in the last year. We have gone from building rock walls to finishing gardens with rocks and planters to make for easier maintenance. I love…

Boundaries

The weather is teasing us with thoughts of spring and getting to work in the yard. Not that I am in a huge rush for spring, we are still enjoying some of our winter sports, but at the same time, with the weather being mild, the snow leaving our yard and the birds chirping away,…

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…