Friday, October 31, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We've still been plugging away at the inside, but nothing is really finished yet so here are some updates from the yard.

Two weekends ago we cleared out a big section of the backyard closer to the resevoir that had a lot of little bushes and tiny trees and other brush. We're planning an ice skating party this winter and need a good spot to hang down by the ice. It is crazy how much bigger the area looks now that it is cleared out!

When we were down there, we saw that the beavers across the Res have been working hard. That tree is HUGE!!!

On Saturday, Justin meets me at the front door to tell me that a woodpecker has been pecking our house!? WHAT!? I didn't believe him until about 20 min later when we heard TAP TAP TAP TAP. We poked our head out the window and it flew away. At least it wasn't that awfully annoying Woody the Woodpecker laugh. It apparently likes one particular shingle, so Justin patched up the hole it had made with some wood putty. Haven't heard any tapping since.

Yes, I know our house really really needs a paint job.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Finally we have something on our windows in the bedroom.
This might be the first sewing project that I have EVER finished.
The Fabric Place is going out of business and I found this pretty Amy Butler print, Silver Wood Fern.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Justin had a sweet craigslist find. Perfect for putting on shoes on the way out and the drawers hide our slippers and the build up of shoes by the front door.

We'll have a furnished house soon enough!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

No frost yet!

The dahlia that my aunt and uncle discovered when they were digging out the weeds in front of our house looked pretty sad at first. I'd been waiting for it to bloom and once I gave it some support to stand up straight, it started popping flowers!

What do you think, next tattoo to commemorate my first house?!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Dirt

The compost bin has been built for a while, but we finally got around to posting a pic of it. Even though Justin didn't necessarily measure twice and cut once, it came out pretty sweet. It is filling up fast, but I heard once it gets composting the pile shrinks. I can't wait for it to make lovely dirt for the garden next spring!