Building Projects & Chickens Are Still Coming

Building & Cutting Timber is the flavour of the season. Building projects continue around here and I have been using up a lot of our supply of timber that’s been lying around. This is good. And bad. After building the raised Mandarin Bed by the deck, I decided to take to the deck with the … More Building Projects & Chickens Are Still Coming

A White Christmas?

We’ve had an unusual cold snap. Outside it was 11degC (it had gotten down to 2degC overnight) and frigid rain was falling. It isn’t autumn or winter here. I found myself making Christmas decorations with the fire going and listening to ‘White Christmas’, 10 days out from the first month of Summer, and I thought, … More A White Christmas?

A Story of a Tree

Once upon a time, there was a poorly-positioned, ugly, ivy-covered tree. And then The Husband busted a move on it. After peering at the tall, narrow conifer in the back corner with squinty eyes and murmering things about how we could get it down without paying for an arborist, and certain members of the household … More A Story of a Tree