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…

Excavator K

Well, K has been at it again. He once again stayed home on his day off and put himself into overdrive this time. He didn’t just finish digging one more bed/terrace level, he instead spent 5 hours moving earth and managed to get all of the beds on the one side of our yard cut…

Diggers

K skipped fishing on his day off…mostly because the weather was supposed to be rainy and grey, and instead did a little digging in the yard. Since the weather is ideal for some work that would make a person a little sweaty, K figured he could get the next bed dug out for me. The…

Paralleling

This has been the season of the rocks! For two years we have been chipping away at the 2 yards of rock that we had delivered in order to fill our walls. In this one season, I would say we have used about 1.5 yards of that rock and have moved it from our front…

Carefully Planned Chaos

I love that we decided to adventure into building our own paradise and our dream home. The amount of skills we have learned on this adventure so far has been significant, and it continues to grow. That being said…we are still by no means even close to a professional, or event good at some of…

Wired x2

Jumping, rolling, digging and chewing are Basil’s favourite things to do in the back yard. In the last month we have had our hands full with this funny little girl, but she is proving to be the perfect fit with our family. Luckily the growing season is over, or we would have much bigger problems…

Tiering ourselves out

Jocosely playing on the word tiered versus tired, we are having fun with our yard. With our first wall complete, we have been excited to start the next one., and we are not letting anything else delay us any further…including adding a new puppy to our family! I’ll get to that later in the post….

Caps off to you

Just kidding…caps on…to our wall at least. We have finally done it. The large wall that runs diagonal is officially complete. Well, mostly. It will still need a little stain, but for the most part it is done.   With all of the sections full of rocks, it came time to wrap the tops in…

Sisyphus

Journeywork with rocks has been the major project of our summer… and so far it has turned out exactly how we wanted it! Although we have felt like Sisyphus, hauling rock up and down the hill for the summer, the task has been anything but Sisyphean. Where Sisyphus’ task was futile and repetitive, our task…

Tim “The Toolman” Taylor moments

Jumping right back into the groove of getting stuff done in the yard, the weather has turned cool, the skies are clear and the air is crisp and clean. It is the perfect time to be doing some more work on the wall for our main path. After letting the concrete set for a few…