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…

Hooked

K has talked about building some fishing rod racks for a while now. We have enough rods that it certainly would make sense to build a few. We have a few nails in the wall of the shop that we hang some of the rods on, and then some go into cases and are laid…

Playing With Knives

When ¬†you are young, your parents teach you not to play with knives. When you are older, they might be the person who teaches you to play with them. That is the case for me. I like to think that I take after my parents in equal measures. There are a lot of things about…

Scrappy Scrapper

Wood, wood and more wood! I am surrounded by off-cuts, angle cuts, circular cuts, random lengths, shapes and sizes. It is amazing the amount of scraps a person can accumulate, so it is time to start using it. Some of it will be smaller projects. I want to dabble in carving wooden spoons, gluing pieces…

Mothers Day Planter

Last year I built a raised garden bed for my mom for Mothers Day. She had mentioned wanting another, as well as a privacy planter for her deck. I love homemade gifts, so I offered to make her whichever one she preferred. She decided on the privacy planter, so I found a few options for…

Dog Bowl Stands

Our photo-bombing pooch, Ellie, is getting a little older now, and we notice she sometimes has issues eating from her bowls. It’s like she needs to stretch an arm out and stretch before she can continue. It also could be that she feels that she must gobble her food as fast as possible so that…

Hide & Seek

As a kid, hide & seek is an all time favourite game. Finding little nooks and crannies to hide in while others looked was always fun. When we finished the rock garden by the air conditioner, the planters beside the big air conditioning unit, just lost some of its lustre and beauty. So we decided…

‘Tis the Season!

Jolly greetings to everyone this holiday season. We hope you all had enjoyable holidays, in whatever form they may have come. We love this time of year, spent with family and friends, enjoying warm fires in our wood stove, and cuddling up with our dogs for quiet movie nights. We are looking forward to the…

Fall Procrastination

As usual, I have written that we are going to do something in this blog, and we have not. The new wall has sat empty since we put the wire up. Instead, we have been busy doing other things both in our yard and in our shop. A few weeks ago we started getting some…