The Husband’s Man Cave/Studio

Last week was crazy, it was busy and we had a death in the family on top of that.  Jason had ordered a building to use at home as a man cave/studio and it was delivered Thursday afternoon.  We had to do a little bit of prep for the site though.

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This was my “office” Thursday.  We had blocks that needed to be moved, trees to cut and move and brush to cut and push.

They delivered the building at 4pm.  I think it looks really nice nestled in the woods.20150801_134436

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We still need to add steps off of the porch.20150801_134549

 

We’ll be finishing the inside with sheetrock.  We’ll also add heat and wiring.  Under the window he wants to put a desk, the loft will be used for RC plane storage and the larger part of the room will be used to build things.20150801_135035

 

I  think it looks like it just grew in the woods.20150801_135131

 

The cutest tractor driver ever!  And notice his other tractors in the seat with him!

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Weekend Fun and Gardening!

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous!

We had a great time being outside most of the weekend.  Saturday Jason had to work some and he had to miss my Momaw’s birthday dinner.  It went great though!  I was able to see all my aunts and uncles and of course spend some good time with my Momaw!  Rylan was able to play with everyone and enjoy himself too!  As always, he steals the show!

20150412_130332-1Rylan loves the tractor!

20150412_124908If he can “drive” it he wants to be on it!

We started our garden this weekend.  I wanted to do raised beds only this year so the Husband began planning and constructing the beds based on the dimensions I told him I needed.  I wanted 3 – 4X8 beds and 1 – 8X8 bed.  He was able to finish two of my 4X8 beds and he is planning to finish the other 4X8 and 8X8 this week or this coming weekend.

He used treated 2X12’s for the sides, weed blocking fabric stapled to the bottom, PVC pipes cut and screwed into each corner as well as the middle of the long boards, and chicken wire stretched around the PVC to keep the dogs, deer and other critter out.

20150412_124141Daddy’s little helper!

20150412_124341He’s figuring it out!

20150412_095247Chicken wire.

20150412_095302Adding the PVC to the corners.

20150412_095338Filling it up with dirt.

20150412_105924Spacing out the plants

20150412_114414Tomatoes, green/red/yellow bell peppers, jalapeños, habanero peppers, onions, rosemary and thyme.  I added the rosemary and thyme just because I had space for it.  It wasn’t exactly planned for this bed but I knew it wouldn’t hurt anything.

20150412_170602Leaf lettuce, head lettuce, romaine lettuce and mustard greens.

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Spring is in Full Swing!

Spring is my favorite season by far.  Now I must admit I do love them all.  I enjoy the changes of the seasons.  Change for me is good, it keeps me from getting bored.  This winter was brutal though and forever so long.  I’m glad to see this change.  Spring at my house means projects, spring cleaning (outside and inside both) and planting anything and everything I want.  So far this year we have cleared another acre of land and we are still cutting.  We aren’t sure as of yet whether or not we are going to get it ready to mow or fence it in for pasture.  We will decide that a little later on.

My first planting project has begun this year.  I decided to do a little update on some old pots I have had for several years.  I went to Lowe’s early Monday morning and picked out some plants, soil and spray paint.  I decided on Peacock Blue and Honeywood Valspar Spray Paint.

Rylan and Jersey supervising the painting and potting

Rylan and Jersey supervising the painting and potting

The next project is to pressure wash my house, garage and both porches, paint the door facings and shutters and seal our deck.  As you can see the deck took a beating this winter.

My Little Man Playing

My Little Man Playing

 

All the different flowers I bought

All the different flowers I bought

 

Before Paint

Before Paint

 

Painting

Painting

 

First coat on the top of Peacock Blue

First coat on the top of Peacock Blue

 

First coat on the bottom of Peacock Blue

First coat on the bottom of Peacock Blue

 

First coat of Honeywood

First coat of Honeywood

 

Lavender

 

3 pots

 

Celosia

Celosia

 

Three of my smaller pots painted and planted

Three of my smaller pots painted and planted

 

I didn’t really plant anything in the Honeywood planters yet.  They’ll probably be in the post I do when I finish my deck.

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