Thursday, June 12, 2014

And now it's June!

Time really flies past you when you're working on a variety of projects. The upstairs closet is still coming along. We're almost ready to start staining and painting the sections that are done so far. I'll do that while Chris works on the remaining segments.

We've actually got both sections done now.
Most of the firewood is stacked and we're waiting on the log splitter to finish up for the year. What a relief to have that taken care of so it can finish drying over the summer.

The lumber logs are stacked (somewhat) neatly and we're now waiting on the portable sawmill to arrive so we can get them cut. All beautiful hardwoods that are destined for interior trim, a dining room table, and kitchen cabinetry.

We graded the east yard and I've set up some garden space. Nothing too crazy as I'm participating in a CSA this year. Basic stuff like tomatoes, cukes, squash, and lots of herbs. The layout isn't quite right yet but I've figured out the correct bed placement for permanent installation next year. That also means we can start laying the stone next year.

Pea trellis, tomato raised bed, squash bed
Speaking of the CSA, our first share had arugula and green garlic in it, which combined with basil, rosemary, and oregano from my herb garden to make this white pizza. Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and wonderful olive oil finished it nicely.

Really good pizza
The pine lumber needed for finishing the siding has been stickered and stacked. I've been painting battens when time and weather allows and we're slowly getting them installed on the bottom level of the house. The upper level will have to wait until the lumber fully dries, probably early August.

And I picked a stain color for the interior window trim. Took way longer than it should have and I finally decided to just go with a light neutral color (basically, a light maple shade).

Dad is doing an addition which means he had yard that was going to be dug up. This also meant he had sod! So we took over the tractor, dug up a bunch of the yard, and planted it in front of our porch.

The fruit trees in their temporary home
By the time we were done, it reached out past the fruit trees.
Cooper thinks grass is awesome
Speaking of Cooper, she and the cat are officially getting along well. We even all go on walks in the woods together.

Lots getting done and still lots to do. Thankfully it's only June!

1 comment:

  1. You guys are making such good progress. I'm amazed every time I visit that you are building it all yourselves.