Sunday, May 31, 2009

The digging finally got done.

The wood framing finally got in.

The sifting finally got done.

Compost, manure, sifted soil, patio stones, seeds, some starts, marigolds. . .

I tell you what, it's goldarned garden:

Sunday, May 24, 2009


We are no officially a two holer, and can accomodate simultaneuos waste expungatiation. Fancy.

Really not that big of a deal, I just hadn't gotten around to it until today. The upstairs toilet actually needs an entire new flush valve assembly so I figured I might as well try and bring the downstairs one on line while working upstairs. Its been shut off due to a leak we inherited with the house. A new valve, a new feeder hose, and so far all seems to be good- though the downstairs float valve is a little dicey and needs some adjustment now... or maybe replacement. But at least we're up and flushing!

I realize this is not the most exciting post, but I assure you dear reader, we'll have some more major projects before too long. Juno is off getting more soil as we speak as she is nearly done with the epic sifting project of 09, and the garden is going to need some more earth to fill the plot before we plant.

Maybe its because it is Memorial Day weekend, but I have this incredible urge to have my friends over tomorrow and play yard games and cook outside. This gets me looking at the sideyard under the trees... I don't thik this will ever be a robust grass growing area, and thus would in fact be an excellent spot to lay down patio brick, put out some chairs and a picnic table, and get a grill going. Its probably not going to happen by tomorrow though. . .

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Sometimes I just like being me, because:

When confronted with the problem of what to attach the other end of my closethline to, a moment's consideration yields the the phrase: ' Oh, I know, I'll just grab that spear from the mudroom.'