1 week of growth and my little seeds are starting to sprout! My strawberries haven’t come up, but I know I buried everything way further than I should have — and with the strawberry seeds amongst the smallest I worked with, I may need to try those again. Side note: After planting, I watched a […]
Category: Urban Sustainability
Viv (my four year old) and I had a great day making plans, shopping, and planting our seedlings. We have one more tray to go, but ran out of hours in the day. A few things I did not mention in my video: I found some “daylight” bulbs that were 6500K and 1600 Lumens. These […]
I’ve wanted to garden my entire adult life. I’m nearly 40, and it’s finally time to learn a new trick… We got a Landscaping Plan built out as we were finishing the home build. It’s been immensely helpful as we design our outdoor space (thanks, Landscape Love!), but we choose at the time to just […]
I will be the first to say I don’t always rarely have my shit together. I mean, really — we are hanging onto a thread most days. So, it should not be a surprise that when a professional photographer showed up — the bed wasn’t made and there was no art on the walls. Send […]
We are in, but it ain’t pretty.
Thanks to the heroism of Tim, Val, and Dave, we are in. There were a few falls, many bruises, a number of curse words, and oh — a partial condo yet to move… but we live here now and that is something. (pro tip: hire movers) The journey is one of disbelief. We have been […]
The one about money…
I’m going to ignore the water and mud in the basement of our house and talk money. Because – I just can’t. But here’s a few pictures for fun — back story, the team dug a trench to run utilities to the detached garage and then left for the holiday week. Trench (not filled in) […]
10 Day Countdown?
Technically, Monday was the start of our 10 day count down to move-in day. I say technically, because there was no way in hell we were moving in 10 days. The house had no decks, no exterior stairs, no lights, no installed appliances, no air conditioner, no toilets, no water, no… you get the point. […]
Is now a good time?
The team wanted to dig for the garage on April 15th. Dave and I, in the mode of saving costs wherever possible, wanted to wait until the frost cleared. Well – on April 15th, we got two feet of snow – so the stars aligned and we waited. After a 14-day delay, we finally dug. […]
Motherhood, Returning to Work, & a Home Update
Motherhood Little man is nearly 13 wks old which means I can move from counting in weeks to just saying “He’s 3 months.” It also means I’m down to my last 3 weeks of maternity leave. I pulled Viv out of school Mondays and Fridays and it has been mostly delightful. We go to the […]
Build Update #1
Readers note: there is an infant in my arms and a toddler down for a short nap. All of my posts have some errors in it – but this one may take the cake 🙂 Shovels broke ground November 1st! It has been a ride. The first 3-4 weeks were fast and furious. We were […]