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Backyard Projects

Time for a short update on backyard projcts. My husband noted that I haven’t shown you his progress on the hillside path.  It’s no longer mud, which is good news to me, since I’m still scrubbing orange clay off the girls’ play shoes.  I mistakenly thought he was going to pave the entire thing with […]

Continue Reading By on April 29, 2011 in Friday with Kray, outdoor, parenting

Organic Terrace Gardening

Trying organic terrace gardening… A favorite feature of our backyard is the pretty terrace garden that my husband built for me a couple of years ago.  Wary of treated wood materials, we researched various rock or concrete products.  We decided on natural stone once my husband decided that he’d spend just as much time and nearly […]

Continue Reading By on February 4, 2011 in eating better, Friday with Kray, garden, green, organic, outdoor, sustainable

Our Christmas Tree

As projects go, this was an easy one for the husband.  Nevertheless, an important one to our family.  We don’t have any organic tree growers near us, as far as I know.  So, we made the short drive to a local, conventional Christmas tree farm in early December.  Running around a field of trees and […]

Continue Reading By on December 17, 2010 in Christmas, Friday with Kray, green, sustainable, tree

Wooden Deck Bench

Here’s how we added a simple wooden deck bench to the deck. My husband finally put down his chainsaw and started using the miter saw for his next bench project.  He customized this pine bench for a little space on the edge of our deck. He used 4 x 4s for the legs, 1 x […]

Continue Reading By on November 20, 2010 in Friday with Kray, woodworking

Rustic Poplar Benches

I love these rustic poplar benches! It seemed like a tragedy that a beautiful poplar had to be cut down in our front yard.  But, safety necessitated it.  Limbs had started falling from the dying tree.  My husband salvaged much of the remaining solid wood into a half-dozen benches. He used his chainsaw to carve […]

Continue Reading By on November 12, 2010 in Friday with Kray, outdoor, woodworking

Rustic Wooden Bridge

We’ve developed a renewed appreciation for the little foot bridge that my husband built a while back.  It spans a small drainage ditch along a short forest path on our property. During trick-or-treating festivities, he dressed as a troll and handed out prizes to the kids after they answered his riddles and math questions.  The […]

Continue Reading By on November 5, 2010 in Friday with Kray, outdoor, woodworking