Buildin’ It

As you know it has taken a bit of time to get our ducks in a row and we have had a few setbacks, including personal motivation issues in getting our new walls built, but now we finally seem like we are on our way. We got the post holes dug, delay. We got the…

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…

Excavator Kurt

It is finally that time of year again. The ground has thawed and Kurt has started his excavating ways. In between emptying our old garden beds, he decided to get started digging out where some of our new walls will be going on the tomato tower side of the yard. It will be interesting to…

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…

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…