Home and Garden – A little of this and a little of that.


Unfortunately when life gets busy, the home projects seem to take longer to complete.  Now that we are in October, they practically halt until Halloween is over since our free time goes to preparation for the holiday.  There have been little things going on that I failed to post because I was waiting for something bigger to be completed.

But alas, we have not been able to finish the bigger projects so here is a little of what has been going on around the house last month.

Chip was able to finish the foundation work on the inner wall of the barn.

He also dug out the barn floor in preparation for the cement pour . . .

resulting in a big dirt and stone pile both in front of and behind the barn.

Tucker – my mainly white coated puppy – loves to roll in that dirt pile on his back.  Sigh.

Chip did some patching work in the driveway – and plans to do more.

It was his first time working with this and he wanted to see how the patch would work.  We have a bunch of new bags of patch in the basement awaiting a dry day to address the ruts that have formed along the tire paths of the driveway.  (Seems we have had more than our fair share of wet rainy days this fall).

Our mystery squash plant that was growing in the dog run turned out to be a gourd plant.

We gave away ALOT of gourds, and we still have alot left for Halloween decorations (and they are still growing).

Chip got some new boards installed in the livingroom window bay.

Our garden graced us with some lovely early fall blooms  . . .

and even my favorite clematis – Dawn – favored us with some rare fall blooms.

If Chris had been born a girl, his name would have been Dawn – after my lifelong best friend Dawn who lives in Texas.  We met in a sandbox – but that’s another story for another day.

Back to the home stuff.

We had to do a late planting of vegetables because our first planting was drowned with the spring rains (rough wet year).  We were not sure if we would have enough growing season to get a harvest but Markus harvested over a dozen peppers from his pepper plants.  Here are the first two he picked.

Jesse also was able to present us with a crop of yellow beans.

They have put out a frost warning for tonight so we will be harvesting whatever is left in the garden when they come home from school.

So that is what has been going on.  I have to run now to take a look at a spinning wheel.  Thinking of taking a class on Saturday.  Like I have time to add another crafty thing to my days.  Sanity, why have you forsaken me?

Tomorrow we talk Hawk Studio.  See ya.

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About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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2 Responses to Home and Garden – A little of this and a little of that.

  1. danielle says:

    A SPINNING WHEEL!!!!???? OMG you will have to teach me too ya know. You can spin the yarn and sell it to me to dye! Maybe we should just buy some sheep. 😉

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