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…

Refinished

Projects, projects and more projects. I guess one good thing about isolating and working from home is that I have a flexible schedule that has allowed me to complete a lot of projects this year. Have to look at the positives right? Well I am, and I am positively happy with all the progress that…

Planter Build Plans

This is a little later than expected, but working from home and then writing blogs in my spare time can be a little daunting. Especially when the sun is shining and I desperately want to get outside and enjoy it. Below are the plans for each of the planters we built for our front garden….

Doin’ the Shuffle

Well, we (and by we, I mean K) were making really good headway in preparing the yard. The weather was warm, the ground was thawing, then I wrote a blog post about it all and low and behold…SNOW! I am not sure why we believed that winter was truly over, wishful thinking I guess. The…

Master Gardener

In 2007 I had the privilege of attending the wedding of two of my friends. They had chosen a stunning wedding venue called “Minter Gardens”. I had never heard of it before, but upon arriving, was awed by the beauty of it. The diversity in the plants, the rich flora that gave home to all…

Tubbin’

When we bought our house, we were lucky enough to have a hot tub come with it. Both K and I love hot tubs, but it wasn’t high on our list of things to come with the house, or to have added to the house that we bought. With that bonus of it coming with…

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,…

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! As we move into a whole new year, and a whole new decade, K and I had a chance to reminisce about how far we have come in the last 6 years with the yard, the huge progress we made in 2019 and how well we have set ourselves up for projects…

Breaking Bread

I love our fresh vegetables during the summer, whether they are in a salad, grilled on the BBQ or added to recipes. I also love using our frozen or canned veggies during the non-growing season. Heading into this holiday season, it is nice to be able to make warm loaves for when company comes, or…