Portraits Of A Perfect Sunday

We made the best of the last few weeks of winter. It involved a lot of walks…

Along with some fiddle practicing & bird watching…

A few naps…

And definitely a lot of snuggling…

We’ve got lots of projects planned for spring. I’m anxious to get started. First up for me will be getting the garden spots cleaned up and ready for planting. Nathan’s been focusing on the shed.

As for the pack, Pete & Osa will be putting all their energy into some pond swimming, Jetson plans on countless hours of fetch with various items he finds, & Monkey just plans to keep pretending he’s one of the dogs.

Goodbye winter!



We’re Building A Shed: Part 2

We like to take our time around here. This is most evident in our shed building process. We started this thing back in 2012 and have yet to finish it. What can ya do? Life gets crazy sometimes and you just have to get things done when you can. Nathan and his dad have done nearly all of the work on the shed by themselves, with the exception of friends helping here and there. We’ve saved quite a bit of money doing it this way and have been able to pay for supplies as we go.

December 2014- Getting the trusses set up.

December 2014

December 2014- Two hammers are better than one.

December 2014

December 2014

July 2015

August 2015

February 2016

Nathan got the majority of the siding on in winter/spring of 2016. We finally got to start focusing on the floor this past year. We had hoped to have the concrete poured by the end of summer in 2016, but it just didn’t happen. We had a pretty busy summer last year & finally had time to work on the floor by fall.

September 2017

Nathan got all the plumbing roughed in & the gravel compacted.

September 2017

September 2017

We got the insulation laid in preparation for the floor heat piping.

Jetson was a big help.

September 2017 – Tubing for the floor heat.

October 2017


October 2017

The weather held out for us and we were able to get the concrete poured by mid-October. It was such a relief to get this done! Nathan was so happy he just stood and stared at it for hours. We can finally have the shed party we’ve been talking about for years!

We’re Building A Shed: Part 3 up next. Hopefully, sooner than later. 😉