Sunday, May 17, 2009

so much to do .

There is so much to do with summer closing in! I have yet to plant my rose bush as it is about to bloom and I fear losing the buds. Of course, I could lose the buds rather then the plant I guess. :) I got the corn, peas, squash, lavendar, rosemeary, sage, mint all planted over the weekend. I also got the apple tree and cherry tree planted, so that makes 3 fruit trees total for this year. I hope they all make it. I put chicken wire around them to keep the dog from peeing on them and killing them.

I can't believe I did not take any pictures of all the stuff I planted over the weekend, I will have to get out there and take some pictures tomorrow :).

I'm going to start working on figuring out what kind of animals I can keep in my backyard, and working on greenhouse plans soon. there is so much done in the yard already, so much I thought was going to take all summer, but we've managed to get a lot done so now I can start thinking of some of my other plans.

anyone out there with tips on how to build your own greenhouse please feel free to send me info. I'm going to start purchasing old windows that I can frame the main structure around. I'm looking for old window without all the new technology to keep heat and cold in and out, and that sorta of thing. I think i'll put some window near the top that are newer to use for ventilation. For now its all in the very beginning stages, as I am reading tons of books and website for more information. I'll post more photos as soon as I take them. thanks for reading, if your doing similar work, please drop a comment with a link to anything you want to share.

happy homesteading!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Gardening break to redo kitchen

brand new leaves on the tree hooray spring
New happy leaves on my rose bush
Dad cutting the drywall

My Dad working on the walls
Well, since its been nothing but rain for a few days, it was a great time for me to get to work on the kitchen. We've had the cabinets for awhile, but not the time to fix the drywall before we can hang the cabinets. So here are some photos of my Dad and I working on the kitchen. Thank goodness my Dad is the coolest man on the planet and spent the whole weekend teaching me how to drywall and redo the electrical boxes. Dad and I were talking yesterday about families and the relationships within them. We were talking about "daddys girls", I told him that he and I have always been close, that I really don't know what daddy's girl means, but since I am his only daughter, I suppose I must be a daddy's girl, we had a good laugh about that. We talked about how perhaps it means when a dad has more affection for one daughter then another, we did lots of speculating, chatting and laughing about it, then spent the rest of the day just working on the kitchen. At the end of the day, I was loading drywall into my truck, it stopped raining a little, and I was outside thinking that even though I am 40 years old, it made me so happy to spend the entire day with my Dad. We had fun, we laughed, talked, joked, and discussed life, as we tore apart the kitchen. Even though we work together everyday, we don't get much time to ourselves. As it turns out, I guess I am a daddy's girl because I loved every spoiled minute of alone time with my Dad working on my house. I love listening to him talk, seeing him laugh at me after we both drop the same tool for the hundredth time, having him reach out and stop my hand before I almost touch a live wire, I love hanging out with my dad, I'm grateful that I'm lucky enough to have that kind of time with him. Hope your enjoying every minute of your day too!
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