Ok, never mind having a saw mill for those other benches. This one looks to be from stock lumber so really it's just a matter of figuring out some angles, right? I know - it always sounds easier than it is.
Today I decided to go after a few of the storage drawers in my craft closet. The most I can say is, I made a dent. And now I am ready for a little more work, for some chocolate ice cream, and to call it a day.
Every year I think someone is going to get this guy, and yet he keeps coming back. He did have a bigger brother or cousin that used to sit by our back door that I haven't seen for a year (or two?) but this one was definitely eating out of the bird feeder last year. This morning he was browsing the millet that the birds disdain.
Pardon the blur, but this was taken through the window. He was about 10 feet away.
Lucky for him the only thing I was shooting with was my camera.
As much as I miss the house we had in Montana, there is at least one thing that is better here. From our old house we couldn't even see the western horizon. There were too many other houses. But here, here we have an unobstructed view, and sometimes it just takes my breath away. There is nothing like a sunset over the open range of Wyoming.
It isn't that I haven't been making and doing around here, it's just that I haven't sat down to post about it.
In case you haven't heard our news, we are expecting a new baby! So most of my energy has been sapped rather quickly each day - I sure can tell I am an older and out-of-shape mother. I pretty much spent the first three months of 2009 sleeping (in between swimming lessons, soccer games and practices). Now that I am into the second trimester, and I have managed to keep some of my vitamins down, I have much more energy. The warmer weather helps a lot, too. We had a cool and rainy week last week and it was obvious that I do better on sunny days. I feel bad for not getting any pictures of our spring yard to share; the rain ended the splendor of the crab apple blossoms and the lilac blooms, but they were lovely while they lasted.
This past weekend we finally finished (almost) planting our garden. We were starting nearly from scratch at this new house so we're starting small this year with three beds. Little by little things are coming together. It has been some real work to take out the odd chain-link fencing (old dog run), dig up some sod, supplement the soil, build deer/rabbit fence panels, etc. almost all labor done by my husband and eldest son. I was the one with the Square Foot Gardening book and my boxes of garden seeds, and the computer for research.
This Sunday it was finally warm and dry enough to plant the final two
beds. Late, I know, but hopefully not too late. We have peas and
beans coming up, and beets and radishes and spinach. And I did manage
to start lots of my own tomato plants which are finally looking happy.
I do have some craft and kitchen doings to share, but at the moment this computer is promised to a little girl anxiously waiting for a turn with her Webkinz. Please check back tomorrow!