Sunday, May 15, 2011

Box Garden & Potting Shed Dream Update

After five days & help from the boys & hubby the area I want to build my dream box garden & potting shed is almost ready. Thursday I dug out hubbys power saw. Being raised in a sawmill family I did my share at times. So I figured I could manage cutting the smaller trees I wanted to have removed. Well no such luck. The saw would not start. Friday hubby asked why his powersaw was out. Oh I did not bury it back on the shelf. I left it sitting on the basement floor. Yep I had to tell him I got it out & why. He told me I could not run a saw or cut the trees down. I reminded him I was raised in a sawmill family. I have hooked up logs & pulled them from the woods with a tractor to the wood yard. Measured them with the wood stick & marked them to be cut. I done my share of cutting & driving a loaded truck out of the skid roads. I went about clearing the very small strags by cutting them with my tree trimmers. Soon I heard the saw running. In a short time the trees were cut down. They were sawed in pieces to fit the fire chimney for burning at the gazebo. The limbs were removed by the boys & I. Next the stumps will need to be removed & the dirt pile will need to be spread out to level the area. The dog will no longer have a deep hole to lay in. As I said in another post where there is a will there is a way. Getting there & just why did I wait so long? For now I will continue to plant my veggies in the back of the rock beds. This summer the boys & I will be working on building the garden boxes & getting the soil ready for planting next spring.

A thought to ponder: I heard a preacher on T.V. today say why do we believe what the news says so easily but have trouble believing what the Bible says?

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. Oh how exciting!! I can't wait to watch it come to life!! Have a wonderful week! :0)

  2. I love your vision that you have! I bet it will be lovely when it's done!
    Thanks for visiting me too! I love that dolly, now I keep moving her around to see where I like her best. I will share more pictures soon!

  3. How exciting, that it's finally happening.
    Can't wait to see the progress. I can't wait to see what your potting shed is going to look like, I'm trying to get ideas
    Your yard looks beautiful!
    Prim Blessings

  4. Hi Lara, your yard looks wonderful!! I love all the tall trees in the background. Sounds like you have your work cut out but it will be rewarding.

  5. Lara
    It is going to be so much fun~ I look forward to seeing it~ Everything looks so peaceful~cozy~ so welcoming~ wonderful job landscaping!

  6. Your yard always looks so nice! We are working on ours as we will be having a big party for Hayley's birthday on the 29th. There just isnt enough hours in the day it seems!

  7. How pretty Lara! I've never seen the outside of your house until now. And your yard is gorgeous. Sounds like you had fun outside too!

    Thanks for dropping by. :o)
    Donna @ Comin' Home

    PS. Thanks for the idea for our chicken coop floor. :o)

  8. Lara ... I found your blog because you posted on Renee's & mentioned gardening. I don't know if I can call myself a gardener yet, just having gotten REALLY interested in it only recently, but I am enjoying myself, that's for sure! There was no landscaping at all when we moved here 2 years ago. We've planted a bit but there's still no landscaping to speak of ... lol! Hopefully one of these days I'll have a pretty yard. Your yard is amazing! By the way, the house at the beginning of your blog is my dream house too : ) Blessings,