Friday, June 15, 2012

Salt Lake City Graduation

My nephew Max graduated from HS in Salt Lake City Utah a few weeks back.  We decided we would try and fly stand by so we didn't tell them that we were coming.  

Surprise we made it and all went well on the flights out.

I took some pictures of my brothers garden (which takes up the entire backyard of their home).

Above you will see a planter that he has designed.  Every plant in the container is real.  The white specs you see in the grass is actually grass that is blooming.  It was truly amazing!!

One of two heads of iceberg lettuce growing in the bed.  I thought that the texture and color was wonderful!

A little mileage sign in the middle of the garden in case you want to know how far you have to travel!

I think these were the tomato plants but I honestly can't remember.  Deneece made the sign for the graduation party.

Party lights that accentuated the garden perfectly!  Tim designed the picket fence himself.

This is the view from their backyard!!  

My brother also makes furniture and we saw some wonderful pieces while we were there.................however, I didn't take any pictures!  I think I got so caught up in looking I forgot to shoot!!

I took pictures of the chickens but not the chicken shed which was the coolest!!  

Next time I will have to be more on the ball and not so busy gawking around!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chicken Shed Renovations?

This small building was on our acreage when we purchased the site.  I am not really sure what use it was intended for but we converted it into our "chicken shed".

 Well, over the years the building has begun to deteriorate and the roof is in need of repair.  We have also had "many" pesky friends sneaking in through parts of the building!!

Upon just barely getting the garden fence up Grandpa said he had a "PLAN"  for our chicken shed!  I was trying to decide if I should invest in a gallon or 3 of paint.

Grandpa's "PLAN" sounds much more exciting and eye appealing as well.

Grandpa is so excited about this project!  He described what he thought we should do and it is perfect!  We will officially be "adding on"  to the previous building.  Are we crazy.........................well, we already know the answer to that. :)

In the meantime that means running electricity, putting in a water line and removing some cement. 

Soooooooo, when we start to have some action I will take pictures and post them.  

Hint:  we won't have to buy many materials..........................we are re-purposing!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sneak Peak INSIDE the garden fence

Just a little peak inside the new garden fence.  I don't know about where you live but it is so dry here.  I am watering the plants and seeds every day and sometimes twice.

The baby rabbits are enjoying the spinach and broccoli that are coming up.  Soon the gates will be up and they will have to look for food else where!!!

The plants are slow growing due to no water and warmer temps.........................and the fact that I am checking on them constantly!! :)  

When more things happen I will let you know.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fallen off the blog and into the garden.............fence

Remember that pile of wood that I showed you?  The ones we got from tearing down a shed on our property?  
The boards were to be used for a garden fence that I have wanted for some time now.  As you can see the process has begun. 

Renting an auger from the local farm store uptown was a must.  We had 24 posts to put into place (Grandpa had some of his own as well).  Running that piece of equipment..................TOTALLY a guy thing!!

As you can see the garden is in pretty rough shape.  We had lots of weeds and it seemed to be a never ending job from year to year.  A couple years ago I asked for garden boxes for Mother's Day.  That got us pointed in the right direction.

Little wood steaks were used to mark the spot for the posts.....................except where there was LOTS of limestone.  The fence isn't the straightest but we had no choice.  

This is the front view of the garden.  The 2 tall posts will be the entry and are waiting a few more boards.

The pickets are all up and some perennials have been planted as well as moved and divided.  The gates are made and waiting for Dave to return to put the hardware on.

See the cement tank?  That was on the property when we purchased the place.  For awhile it was used to hold the sheep fence up.  Now I am going to use it as a planter.  For what you ask?  Not sure yet but know it will come to me shortly.

The little baby bunnies have already found the fresh vegetation.  They have gotten a great meal off of my NEW perennials.  :(

Just want to say a BIG thank you to Grandpa for his help in digging the holes and  a BIG thanks to Dave for all of his hard work and diligence in getting the fence up.  He did a fabulous job!!!

When we get a little more done I will post more pictures.