Every year, I used to make new decorations for our Christmas tree, and to share with family. We had a multi-year hiatus for a number of reasons, including moving here, but I've started the tradition up again. Each year, I try to do something different, hopefully learn a new skill, and use materials at hand. … Continue reading This year’s Christmas decorations
Oh, my goodness, what a difference having that new chainsaw made! But before I could break it in, I needed to drag down the stuck tree, so I could use the wood in the high raised bed. Thanks to my husband very securely attaching the hooks I got to the rope I got - rope … Continue reading High raised bed – it’s done!
I remembered to go out in the dark and take a flash picture of the sign I'm working on. Looking at it on my phone, I didn't think I got very good coverage. It wasn't until I uploaded the photos onto my desktop that I could see how funny it was. On the sign itself, … Continue reading Reflective
Yesterday, looking at the weather radar, I had expected that we would catch the edge of a weather system that was being pushed up from the southeast. Which is what usually happens. Instead, the system ended up going right over us, and we had heavy rain all day and most of the night. We are … Continue reading Bee rescue, and new sign started
After several days of rain, I was finally able to get a bit more work done on the high raised bed that is being built. Such slow going! I was able to cut the four notches to fit the end piece on, but it is not done. I made as many cuts as I could … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: a bit of high raised bed progress
You can read about the first raised bed I did, here and here. Things were done a bit different this time, so here is another step-by-step post with lots of photos! 🙂 I actually started this bed over a week ago. This is how it looked then. This bed has been almost completely untouched since … Continue reading Second low raised bed: done!
Well, that didn't take much at all! With the help of my younger daughter, we got the shut off valve installed on the hot water pipe. Ha! Just kidding. My daughter did all the work. I took pictures and passed her things. The first thing we needed to do was take off the "clamps" holding … Continue reading Shut off valve installed!
Sadly, we didn't get any more rain today, but it has been very windy. Enough that we lowered the canopy tent as far as it can go, so reduce the chances of wind damage. It still has our camp chairs and makeshift table that we were using to cure onions on a screen, under it, … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: second box done
With the garlic all harvested, we've got two empty beds that need to be readied for next year's garden. With these beds, we had dug into the soft soil we found under the wood pile, mounding soil into beds and making paths in between. This worked out quite well, but there were a couple of … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first raised bed box
I had cleaned up the dead spruce tree I'd cut down, a few days go, but only now got to continue working in the area. Because of how the tree had landed, I used the baby chainsaw to clear away all the non-weight bearing branches first, and was left with this giant insectoid shape! 😀 … Continue reading First tree stump bench made!