Summer Projects


I don't know about you, but we've been feeling a shift in the air and it's given us a new sense of urgency to finish {ahem, start} some lingering projects.  With the air finally cooling down, I'm hoping that we can do some serious work up north at the homestead.  I'd really like to be able to move up there right away in the spring.  Oh, how I dream of chickens and sheep, and giant gardens...

We were able to rent a trailer and get all of the reclaimed wood up to the land.  As soon as the wood from the playhouse {aka. chicken coop} was unloaded, Luke set to putting it all back together!  We had to cut the posts off to fit it on the trailer, so we'll have to replace them, but for the weekend, it was the perfect place to lay out blankets and watch the Perseid meteor shower.  It's quickly becoming one of our favorite traditions.

Cole and Luke dug a new hole and moved the fire pit.  It was down by the woods, in the low lands, where all the mosquitoes like to hang out.  Now, it's up near the area where our house will be built and the bugs are much less bothersome.

At home, we've been doing some much needed work, too.  Burning sticks from the tree that fell in May, sharpening tools, and weeding the little bit of garden I've planted this year.  My garden is finally starting to do something!  I have a few tomatoes on some heirloom plants that Mike picked up from a friend, earlier this summer.  He can't remember what they were called, but the fruit are long and narrow.  I really hope they ripen before the first frost.  I haven't had a fresh tomato yet this year!

And of course, knitting.  I have so much to say about this sweater, so I'll leave it for another day.  Except that I'm really tired of knitting with orange and I'm going to finish this sweater by the end of the week, if it kills me.  {Joining in with Ginny}

I hope you all had a wonderful week, do you have any projects you're trying to finish up?


  1. Liz,
    I admire your deliberateness and patience as you more forward toward your dreams.

    1. Thanks, Tonya. Most days I don't feel very patient at all. It seems like we keep saying, we'll move ____ and then we don't. It's all just so scary... to leave a job and a house that we've lived in for 10 years, even though the change is exactly what we want to do. I'm sure you know all about it. If we can get the house finished this fall, I've decided that next spring, we're moving no matter what. Things are finally starting to fall into place and we're going to let mother be the necessity of invention, so to speak. I'm so over being patient. :)

  2. Well, I do love the color ~ so luring me to the cooler temps of Autumn. Hope you are able to meet your goal. :)

    1. I really love the color too, Paula, I'm just ready to knit something new!