DIY: Rope Swing

I wanted to share how we managed to hang a rope swing so easily without a ladder or climbing the tree! This project was so easy, a single person could do it on their own even if you’re afraid of heights! This ingenious plan was my Dad’s. The children are so thankful…everyday…for hours. lol First,…

Building A Wall Around My Yard

When you go from living on a few acres of flat ground to a few lots on a hillside, you really miss flat ground! That’s why we decided to undertake a little excavation project on days it was too pretty to be inside. This was no easy task without renting equipment. Even harder though was…

Tap for Sap

It’s that time of year again that I really look forward to, because its a clue that spring is around the corner…tapping our Maples for syrup! At the old place before we moved we had one, gigantic Sugar Maple. Now we have four itty bitty Norway Maples. So I’m very curious to see how that affects…

A Year Ago Today…

I was just laying in the hammock under the sugar maples admiring our new home, watching the kids play in the yard, and thinking about where we were a year ago today. We had just signed the papers on the house to start the buying process and were only dreaming about what it would be like to…

A Time To Gather Stones Together

More often than not we work inside readying the house for winter and making our rooms more livable and complete. Sometimes you need a break though from the dust and from being cooped in, especially on a pretty day! This past weekend we enjoyed finishing up some outdoor projects; because after all you never know…

A New Look & Backyard Treats

When we bought this house last year we had no idea the backyard produced raspberries and grapes! We first looked at the house last fall when these goodies were both out of season. Imagine our happy surprise when summer brought both in such large quantities that we’ve enjoyed multiple cobblers, buckles and fresh fruit. We…

Playing In The Dirt

Over the past couple of days I’ve been playing in the dirt. O.K., your thinking, that crazy lady who bought that crazy house has finally gone mad. lol On the contrary, I’m very happy! I just finished putting all of my seeds in the ground. This was my first year planting seeds that we saved from…

Time Is Of The Essence

What a week this has been so far! I surely have enjoyed myself. Since Ken works on weekdays and the kids have activities in the evenings, I have been spending my afternoons home…that is at the new house. Of course I don’t know how to run electric or frame in a window, but the house…