Offline For the Weekend

We are back online as of yesterday.  Last Friday a big storm came through our area.  I haven’t seen lightening of that magnitude in some time!  WOW.  I’ve always enjoyed big storms…of course you keep you fingers crossed that mother nature doesn’t body slam you.  Realistically there’s nothing to do but be as prepared as possible for the worst and enjoy the show.

We realized that our Internet was down on Saturday.  It didn’t get fixed until yesterday afternoon….thus, we were offline for the weekend.  It was actually kind of nice.  I do love my Internet….it is such a wealth of information and a fabulous communication tool, but even if Internet, TV, and radio are gone tomorrow….I don’t think I’ll mind that much.  The world offers plenty to keep me interested without those things if it ever comes to that.

We got a lot done over the weekend.  Yard work and more clean-up.  Plus, our garden fence corners are ALL concreted into place.  Dave & I also created the “threshold” for our garden gate.  We used some old bricks that were on HTF……we are going for a informal and playful look with everything we do here.

Garden gate threshold/ beam

Garden gate threshold/ beam

Dave welded re-bar across the bottom of the gate.  I dug a trench between the two post holes and the re-bar sat down below grade.  We covered the bars and filled the pit with concrete and put the bricks into it for looks.  We believe it adds plenty of strength and creates the effect of “entering” into a unique space.

A star in one of brick pieces I found

A star in one of brick pieces I found

The garden is really starting to look like a garden now.  Even though I got a late start, I am hoping that I can still pull off a crop of fresh veggies.  The beans I planted a few weeks ago are doing well.

Row of Beans

Row of Beans

I’ve also been transplanting the things I started in cups in the cold-frame….like this lettuce and squash.

My first attempt at growing lettuce

My first attempt at growing lettuce

baby squash

baby squash

The squash I transplanted has grown a lot in just the 2 days since I put it into the garden.  Squash seems easy to grow and from my experience it is quite prolific.  Last year we were making zuchini bread, squash soup, squash breads and cakes just to try to keep up with production!

And finally-  Dave & I have answered the question burning in everyone’s minds.  “Can a wheelbarrow fit into the trunk of a Toyota Echo?”

wheelbarrow

YES it can.

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