Can’t take long to post today – We are still kicking. We haven’t left, we haven’t moved, the house hasn’t foreclosed… the chickens are still here (thought not laying particularly well… not sure what’s up there), the bees are doing fantastically, but…
*shuddery breath*… *sob*…
School has started again. *SOB* Kidding – so far as I can tell, I’ve got a great group of kiddos this year. We’ll see as time goes on, but I’m optimistic.
In that vein, life is flat out crazy right now, and when it comes to the important things in life – WordPress and this blog took a bit of a backseat for the last little bit. Once things calm down a bit, we’ll be back to share with you what’s going on on our little slice of Heaven.
Bekah doesn’t want any pictures taken… what a celebrity.
This might be normal activity for your hives – for mine – they are typically quite a bit more subdued than this.
3 or 4 in and out at a time, quickly followed by 3 or 4 more… just continuously. This… not so much.
Interesting – and I’m taking it as a sign of good health as the population climbs.
It’s done – all the hardscapes are in, the leftover material is moved, and I’m one tired dude.
Shannon and I have our anniversary coming up – and I did this as her anniversary present. That’s part of the reason why I’ve been busting it to get it in before then, the final piece of that anniversary present is the wad of cash to go down and buy all the primary plants. I ended up finishing a little early, but I’m pretty pleased with it – and so thankful that I have a wife who would rather get something like this than Jewelry…
Red Chairs, Red Skies, and a cold Corona? Ok. I’m sold.
… but I ran out of compost.
Don’t you just hate it when that happens?
We got the top compost layer added to the center beds, topped up the gravel in the paths another inch or two to come partway up the rocks that line the pathways, to hopefully hold them in place a bit, then added about 4-6 inches of compost to the beds raised beds, 3-4 inches on the outsides. We made a large rock garden under the Little Free Library out front… We are close.
…very, very close.
In fact – once it’s all in – the final step is handing Shannon a wad of cash and sending her the nursery.
… should I be scared?
I marvel at what a little color can do.
Primaries, secondaries, accents – whether they’re bold and bright or faded and reserved – it’s all about the contrast. So when we began to near completion of the front yard project hardscape, we just had to have an accent. I also wanted it to be functional, “read: I needed a place to plant my cheeks at the end of a long day”.
Enter the new Adirondack Chairs. Picked up two of the three they had left at Home Depot the other night – got them assembled and put into place – but it was just kind of blah.
It needed something more.
It needed color. So I got busy today and made a beautiful accent piece for the front garden.
I’m very happy with it, and I’m excited to see how they’ll accent and contrast the remainder of what we’re putting together as we put in the flora over the next few months.
… but for now, back at it – there’s still hours in the day.