Our new DIY: Hoop House

Our new DIY: Hoop House

Well last year we didn’t have a big garden as we were new to the growing seasons here and didn’t expect to lose our hot peppers and tomato plants to a freak frost in June! Twice! Needless to say we were disheartened but so was everyone in this little town! This year we want to have a lot of tomatoes so Morgyn and I built a new hoop house here! It is bigger than our last one in Abbotsford, and we are excited for our tomato sprouts to get big so we can house them in our greenhouse! Here are the pictures of the building of our new Hoop House 2017.. First Morgyn had to set up the structure, we reused some of the same materials we had from our last Hoop House in Abbotsford.. It’s Me! Infront of where our Hoop House will be we made rows of well composted soil for whatever vegetable crops we want to have this year! Maybe squashes? We had a couple of big pumpkins a few years back, It will be nice to grow some more! Maybe strawberries too? Yum! Here is our first hoop erected! We are getting there! 🙂 My first cooking lesson started that day! Cheers! With Morgyn’s help I made some really great Quesadillas! Yay! Little Darwin, they are so happy that the snow is all gone! We had a bit of a scare last week though as Humble Dog came home with a few wood ticks on her! One had really effected her badly, she was a little weak for a few days, but all better now!...
Laundry Room Addition Pt. 2- Digging Holes

Laundry Room Addition Pt. 2- Digging Holes

Next part of our new laundry room addition is to build a roof on top of our room! That means taking off the railing and digging holes for our new supports for the roof! These are a few of the different types of rocks we found in the 3′ holes Morgyn has been digging! We found some really pretty ones! Morgyn’s Mom makes jewellery and she said if we found a few we liked, smaller ones she can make us a necklace with them! Her jewellery is so pretty, we really like it, to see her webstore check out www.chicjewellerycreations.ca ! All handcrafted by her 🙂 If you like my necklace and earrings you will love the rest of what Chicjewellerycreations has to offer on their site! These holes took about 40 minutes for Morgyn to dig each one! It has been pretty fair weather out this weekend, and Morgyn got a lot dug out! She even found a bottle cap 3′ under ground! Wow! Looked pretty old too.. What our new laundry room will look like after it’s done! 🙂 After a long day of digging, we had some of Morgyn’s pork stew! Absolutely delicious! Cheers...
Laundry Room Project Pt. 1- Concrete Pad

Laundry Room Project Pt. 1- Concrete Pad

We have taken on a big project! Well Morgyn has as she is building us a new laundry room addition to our place! That means extending the roof over it, as well as putting in a new concrete pad! This project is really coming together now! Digging the trench for our concrete pad! This was hard work as our place has so many rocks in the soil it’s super hard to dig..but Morgyn did it! There she is! My hard working wife! I am so proud of her!! 🙂 One of the steps was that Morgyn had to build the forms! So in order to do that, she had to cut wood and rebar! It’s coming along nicely here.. Oh yeah, she also had to drill into the existing cement for her forms..so much work! 🙂 It’s me! Now that the forms are built, Morgyn is adding some gravel mix to the outer edge of the forms. I am really looking forward to getting our washer and dryer! As a wedding gift Morgyn’s Mom has ordered a set for us, we are just waiting for the washer to come now! I can’t wait to do the first load! Morgyn ran out of wood to do a part of the form..so we had some cupboards that we took apart from our kitchen and she used one of the doors for a bit of the end.. So cute! Okay.. so here is the concrete truck. We weren’t expecting it to be so big or loud, but that was a super fun part of seeing/experiencing! It is our first concrete job, and...