Monday, April 6, 2009

Home improvements

We have been spending a lot of time working in our little backyard lately; you've seen our grow box, and now we've added a porch swing! It took pretty much all weekend (and then some), and my fingers and knuckles are all mangled, but it's finished, and it looks pretty sweet if I do say so myself!

As soon as we got it up, we went and sat out on our porch for almost 2 hours just hanging out enjoying the weather!

We had a few... setbacks... namely one of the support beams broke in two while I was hanging on it, trying to see how strong it was. Apparently, it wasn't very strong! It was pretty scary because I was hanging directly underneath an 8-foot long 4x4 which came crashing down right next to me!

Our grow box experienced a little setback of its own; I thought I would go and do a good deed and put fertilizer out there because some of the plants weren't looking so hot. Well, apparently you're not supposed to bury your wife's favorite in steer manure, I guess they don't like that sort of thing. So yeah, a bunch of our plants died, especially the flowers. Natalie was very sad, and I got in big trouble! Thankfully, our food plants survived for the most part, and now we have a few little green strawberries growing in our back yard!


Andrea Gunnell said...

Cute swing! Hopefully you get to eat some yummy strawberries soon!

Blain&Deedra said...

I love the swing. And we are just starting a garden for food and flowers. SO hopefully it goes well since I've never done this before.

Jamie Pearce said...

I like your swing and your cute little garden! It was fun joining you for Easter dinner. Thank you for the yummy food!