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…

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…

Preparing The Grounds

With Excavator Kurt back at work, we needed to do some clean-up and remove some more of our temporary garden pieces. In order to be able to dig in the new wall terraces, we needed to remove all of the tomato towers that we had built and dug into the hillside. Those sturdy towers have…

Mapping Chaos

In June 2019, I made a post called “Carefully Planned Chaos” which outlined all the changes that we had been making over the years as we developed the yard. From 2014-2017 I had used a simple map that I had drawn that was somewhat to scale but not really. As we made changes each year,…

Ringing In The New Year

2020 has not been an easy year for many, and our year was not without its stresses. K was briefly laid-off, but luckily was able to go back quickly once his company had adjusted for COVID. I was on lay-off notice for 4 stressful months. I was one of the lucky few at my company…

Oops!

Rain, lots of rain. And then some more rain. So much rain for a semi-arid desert! Yep, you guessed it, our forecast has been non-stop rain for the last few weeks. It is finally getting hot and sunny, but tomorrow it should be back to rain. On top of all the rain, it turns out…

Tucked in

Now that we had all the beds built, it was time to get them setup in the front garden. Before we put the landscaping fabric down, we put all the planters in place to ensure we had a nice level area for them. A few needed some bricks and adjustments to keep the planter level….

Wet Weather Update

We are back from another amazing, memorable trip. This time we decided to stay in our explore part of our own country and visited beautiful, serene Newfoundland. It was definitely one of our favourite trips to date. We were spoiled with sunny, warm weather for the majority of our trip with only a few rainy…

Water Optimization – Update

Our privacy is a key part of our dream yard. We were lucky to find a house that we loved with a property that is manageable for the two of us and will provide us a personal paradise. One of the things we loved about this house was the private upper yard so that we…

PVC Bandaid

For the first time in 3 years, we have damaged one of the PVC irrigation pipes that is not buried in the yard. K is awesome and regularly weed whacks the back, weeded, area of the yard. For the first time, the weeds fought back and grabbed the weed whacked while Kurt was going around…