Deja Vu

We are on the final stretch of building rock walls, and it is beginning to feel like deja vu…been here, done this, many, many, many times now. But, despite the fatigue with wanting to build rock walls there is still drive there to get them done because we LOVE the walls we have already finished…

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 – 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 –…

Then & Now – Left Slope

Continuing on with the timeline of changes to the yard, we are going to take a look at the left side of the yard. 2015 – We will start here as 2013 & 2014 were the same for both sides of the yard. In 2015 we put in our first batch of tomatoes, using the…

Then and Now – Right Slope

It has been just over 5 years since our adventure of landscaping the yard began. We were beginners then, and knew very little about what we were going to face and accomplish. I would say that we have learned a lot and know a moderate amount of landscaping, gardening and general handy-man skills. When in…

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…

Finishing Fences

It has finally happened, I have finished the fence that we built back in April. It only took 6 months, but at least I got it done before the winter hit and our 2021 landscaping season came to a close. I actually built the last piece of our fence back in May, and wrote about…

Finishin’ It

Well, we did it! We got the first wall filled and wired shut. Keeping with the trend of not checking our supplies as we have been working on all of this, we realized that the “slim-pickings” of the rock pile was not going to allow us to finish filling the wall. In realizing that, I…

200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

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…