Where did July, August, September, and October go?

Wow! It seems like you turn around, and you’ve missed 4 months of blog updates! Well, no time like the present for a new update! Perhaps most importantly, Gretchen’s leg is better – she’s well enough that she’s playing soccer again.

We’ve been busy. Very briefly, since the last update, we’ve:

attended the Meach family […]

June finished with a bang

The weekend after we got home from the midwest, Jim answered the “bathroom in distress” Heavner signal (much like the bat-signal, but without the crime-fighting involved) and stopped in while en-route to a conference in Canada. Serendipitously, Betsey happened to be planning a visit with Kori, Heri, and the boys in Philadelphia, so they all […]

June started with projects…

We began the month by making some seating for the yard. We decided to make Plank Chairs, following the instructions at Instructables .

That wasn’t enough, though, so we also made a square-foot garden, as described in the book Square Foot Gardening.

The beginning-of-the-month projects weren’t all fun and games. I decided to see why […]

Catching up…

Other than mowing the lawn, our only gardening activity last fall was planting 100 tulip bulbs. They ALL came up AND bloomed! With this kind of positive encouragement, we’ve been doing a lot more gardening this spring already, and have plans for more.. The first thumbnail takes you to more tulip pictures.

Also, last weekend […]

Spring Arrives!

Although we had snow at the beginning of the week, we just had our first weekend with 80 degree weather. So Gretchen and I went and did glassblowing at the Corning Museum of Glass!

Oh, and we did some yard work, too – building a great raised bed for our future flower garden! Click the […]