Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Building the shed

So, we needed a place outside the Mini House for Jim's carpentry equipment. It became necessary to build a wee shed. Here's Jim putting the deck together.

That went so well that he put some walls up, all assembled on the deck, then erected and banged in place. Took a half hour to raise and secure all four. Thanks you for your help in putting them up, Shannon! And on goes the roof.

Paint shed, ask son-in-law to help move boat forward so we can build the front door. That's Chris Moizer, pulling a couple of tonnes.

Move in. Build stuff. Maybe I'll need a side bar to show all the cool stuff Jim builds.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring! No Really!

There is no place like home! Our passive solar house took care of itself while we were away for 8 months. Our raised garden beds will be ready for an early planting of seedlings, but still might need the plastic row covers to warm them up a bit. Here's Farmer Jim bringing in water that we draw by hand from our well. 
We arrived at winter's half time, after spending the first half taking our boat down to Florida. Yes, we enjoyed the warm, salty air and all the lying about, but it is so-o-o good to be home. These snaps were all taken on the same day, you can see there is still quite a bit of snow.

Jim started the lettuce seedlings  last week, look at those babies go! They make a unique bedroom accent, don't you agree? Can't wait for the Milford Market to commence, it is usually the Saturday after the May long weekend. It is easier to eat local and organic now than ever before, so many markets are springing up. We even enjoy locally raised meat at our market. 

...And my trusty steed/lettuce delivery vehicle. After this week's news story of gloom and doom regarding climate change, it makes me happy to know that there will always be enough oil for bike chains. It can be a challenge to take up commuting by bike, but I found it easier with each trip in to town; I got a bit more fit and a lot more organized.
Hope you all are enjoying whatever spring there is around you, stay well.