Saturday, June 16, 2012

Urban Garden

Veg-e-ta-ble gar-den:: noun, a plot of land where vegetables grow


Today on TV you can't help but be told that composting and growing your own garden is the penacle of going green.  It's supose to save you money and the enviroment all while giving you the freshest organic foods known to man.
What they don't tell you is that you are NOT saving time.

This is a picture of what I thought gardening was going to be like:

Vegatable Garden I thought I was going to have


This is a picture of the little side garden that I currently have:

1 row is growing...the rest is dead




I water the garden at least 2 times a week if it has not had a good rain during the week.  I de-weed at least 1 time a week and I try not to kill anymore of the plants the rest of the time.

This is a picture of our compost bin:


So far it only has yard debris in it.  I haven't gotten an on-the-couter cannister yet, but I'm hoping that I can start adding more variety to the compost here pretty soon.  My plan is to have a small cannister on the kitchen counter that I can put my throw away food parts like banana peels and egg shells, collect it for a week, then we I put out my trash and recycling on trash day I'll just take the cannister and put it in the large compost bin outside.
Just leaves and sticks









Fu-ture gar-den:: noun: a time that has not yet arrived for our garden


Ever since I was in college I remember realizing that I'm very much a conservative, traditional woman.  I like being a stay at home mother.  I enjoy making homemade bread, I even watched many eposides of "Little House on the Prairie".  So it's not too surprising that I desire to have a flourishing garden and an acre of fresh fruit trees.  If you remember a post Phillip put up a few weeks ago...http://www.n43rd.blogspot.com/2012/05/orchard-planning.html
Then you would easily figure out that it was my desire to even own this much land.
This is a picture of what I want our future garden to look like.
Orchard of my dreams
This is a picture of what we have so far:


Current orchard...none of the trees are fruit bearing

Monday, June 11, 2012

Master Bedroom

In the previous post "Existing Master" we uploaded a video showing what our master looks like right now using google sketch up.


Today is another video showcasing the existing layout along with 3 proposed ideas. We didn't come up with anything crazy and most truly revolve around where to put the bed.


Note: In the following video it is possible to see the other floor plans because i was not careful to make sure that the different walls did not intersect. As such as you are watching the video you will see some places where it shows the exterior wall of a different room, or a piece of furniture is sticking through the wall. 


So which one do you think we chose?!?!?!


I personally liked the floor plan with the TV. I really liked moving the closets. However in the end my beautiful wife has a way of getting her way as such. Gloria decided to go with Floor plan number 2. The closet will not be made out of wood as it is shown in the video. I just placed that there so we knew it was the closet. It is my understanding that she really liked all the bookshelves and the fact that I added pictures.


The current goal is to have this complete by Christmas ... Just don't tell Gloria cause she will hold me to that LOL

Monday, June 4, 2012

Stuck Door

So our son is learning how to open doors. And we discovered that the door that leads down the stairs to the basement is stuck. Meaning it does not latch properly. Below is a video of the fix.




After making this video I realized we really need to get around to cleaning up that door and painting it ...