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CATCHING UP » THE BACKYARD

CATCHING UP » THE BACKYARD

I hate how often I don’t get to post on here. It’s a casualty of our current lifestyle, I suppose. Any time that is not devoted to my child, is devoted to my job. That’s just how it is. Ever since becoming parents, Mike and […]

Working on an herb garden

Working on an herb garden

While the kitties entertain themselves… {Orange chomps kitty grass first thing after breakfast} {Roosevelt, taunted by the squirrel who casually plops nuts on his head, does nothing} I have been toiling away at the neglected left side of the back yard. There we have a […]

A garden update: those darned pests

A garden update: those darned pests

While home improvements take a hiatus, our efforts are focused on maintaining the veggie garden. This is more work than I had imagined, but still rewarding and lovely and a pleasure. We are learning, no doubt about it, and what I thought would be a […]

A garden update

A garden update

It was my intention that my next post would regard something inside the house. But truthfully, not much progress has been made on any of our indoor projects. I just can’t wrap my head around demoing kitchen walls knowing their is such sunshine and fresh […]

Building a raised garden box

Building a raised garden box

Ahh… this was fun. Once we tore out all that concrete, the next big thing was to build a raised vegetable garden. Pretty standard idea around these parts: have dirt, grow vegetables. I had been fantasizing about this since the first time we saw the […]

Ikea score!

Ikea score!

I’ve been eyeballing Ikea’s Ammero patio set for weeks. It was just a bit pricey, too pricey? Should I be spending that kind of cash when I don’t even have a kitchen?   {Loving the clean lines, the stark black and white, sigh…} So in […]

Backyard beginnings

Backyard beginnings

In between rain storms (we’ve been getting quite a few lately, today included) we’ve been trying to get started on the backyard. I am so grateful to have this space. As a past-life serial renter, all I ever wanted was a YARD. Wandering the aisles […]