Monday, June 11, 2018
Counter, from side of the road free pile..refinished & rubbed w beeswax
The legs are 4x4 posts from the yard..criss cross and offset
The entire remodel cost less than the copper tub I was going to get!
Chris did ALL of the labor himself. . So that saves thousands. The soaking tub is so awesome, to be able to soak with water up to your shoulders is priceless...and it stays hot for longer than you can stay in the tub..
Ode took his first bath in it tonight.. an was yelling.."I'm floating in here!!!" Hahaha
The ball light is battery powered & a 3d copy of the moon.😉
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The weather was perfect for garden chores.. cool, cloudy with sunbreaks..
We got the tomato plants in the ground, pepper plants - Anaheim and banana peppers.
Seedling's (I actually started seeds successfully this year!)
Pickling cuke seedlings IN
Pumpkin seedlings IN
Okra seedlings IN
red and white stripe radishes
Kale 3 kinds
butter and romaine lettuce and spicy microgreens
Potatoes have popped up
Garlic has sprung through
Dahlias, are about 6" high
The herb bed is doing good (except the basil, always the basil craps out)
Salmon berries are making salmon berries.
White currant has currants.
Apple espalier had tons of blooms, c'mon apples!
Transplanted the fig tree & it lived! 🤗
Transplanted the flowering currant and it lived.
The olive tree is next..
Raspberry canes have come back, after getting chopped down.
Hops are about 8' tall already.
The weeds! Oh the weeds are going gangbusters, & a full time side hustle.🌱🌱🌱
The feeder fish we plopped in the pond to keep mosquitos away are thriving, and alive and already much bigger. 🐟🐟🐟
Everything-soil.. is already quite dry for this early..but tonight the clouds unleashed for a good solid hour of heavy rain..phew!
Flowers, for the bee friends..
New lupine planted, and snapdragons, and agastache, and marigolds, and lilies, and poppies, and phlox, and and a bunch of other stuff I don't remember, it took me 2 minutes to remember hollyhocks name...
That's it for the garden update
Now to keep the weeds at bay and water..simple right?
Oh, and keep the damn chickens out of the garden.
Chris has devised an elaborate fencing system to keep the girls in the front 1/3 of the yard. .
I have only accidently ripped it down once trying to get into the backyard.. the other time must've been a bear. 😆