Weeks Ending 2016-06-18 & 2016-06-25

[avatar] So, my post for last week disappeared. I’m guessing my phone lost the draft again. Ugh.

Ok, what have we done….?  Lots of busy stuff. We got the gazebo in. Hopefully we can get the oak looked at in the next couple of weeks before we start using it. 🙂  Kevin even putting in a ceiling fan inside the gazebo!  We’re planning on hooking it to a solar battery. We’ve got solar lamps, too. 🙂

Kevin installed big fans in the workshop so he can be more comfortable when he’s working on man-stuff. 🙂  It’s quite comfortable in there now!

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Munchie is looking at property with a house! That would be pretty awesome if he was able to buy it!  9 acres, on a ridge, in town (but not city limits), so he can do whatever he wants with it. We’ll see how it plays out.  He’ll likely have to wait a year for work history, but after that he will have more than enough saved for a decent sized down payment. 🙂  It’s been listed for about a year and it’s zoned commercial so no one is likely to get a mortgage.  He could ….start a FARM!  😀 😀 😀 😀


We have an infestation of veggie-cidal / herb-icidal caterpillars. :'(  I got one, but there are now more. 🙁  My poor mint-ies!  It’s so sad!

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The pond now has FISHIES!!!!!!!!!  🙂  Kevin won’t let me get my dragon koi yet, so we just have comets. But they are swimming around. 🙂

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I told Kevin I ain’t doing nothing but killing thyme!  LOL LOL LOL!  I’m an expert at killing thyme. 🙂

Um, let’s see. We have radishes, zucchini, and pickling cucumbers!  I don’t think radishes are supposed to get this big!  lol

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Also starting to see pumpkins, cantaloupe, cucumbers, onions, jalapenos, and so much. I guess I should go take pictures, but it’s late at night on our anniversary so I’m a’gonna pass. LOL!  Wait for it……

Happy Anniversary to us, Happy anniversary to us, Happy anniversary dear Kevin and Brandi…..Happy anniversary toooooooooo uuuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssssss!!!!  *bow*

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Oh, and a dear friend is an artist (legit, with a gallery!) and she’s drafting up logo ideas for us. 🙂  I can’t wait to see the final drafts!

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Let me not forget my hilarious MSPaint mockup of Kevin’s logo:


Here are some recent pics. 🙂

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Ok, we need to work the farm this weekend and then I’ll have more pics to post.  🙂

Week Ending 2016-06-11

[avatar] Days 088-094.  It’s been 3 months since we started!  We’re almost done with the initial planting.  Hopefully, we’ll finish up the front next week.  The front is driving me nuts and I can’t wait to finish at least the planting part while we wait for the rest to fall into place.  Granted, we’d have already finished if we didn’t have so many seedling issues.  lol  Learning experience!  🙂  We might not end up planting everything that’s “annual” this year since it’s so late, but I’m going to try.  🙂

We’ve done SOOOOO much to the pond.  lol.  Just when I thought it was mostly settled.  🙂  I don’t think we’ve done more than token maintenance to the rest of the farm.  It’s surprising how invested Kevin got into the pond that he vetoed me having in the first place.  teehee!  🙂

Kevin decided that he wanted to border in Foodscaping Trail with the same plants as the Reading Piazza.  He went with Blue Prince/Princess Holly plants.  They should have pretty red berries and will be evergreens so that when Foodscaping Trail goes partially dormant in the winter it won’t be an eyesore.  It will also keep road noise down for sitting on the front porch enjoying our waterfall and pond.  🙂

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This holly has berries but “identifies” as a Prince! LOL!

MunchBug has been sick for several days now.  She spiked a nasty fever and is finally down to a “normal” fever.  Hopefully it’ll break by morning.  🙂

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My poor sickly baby!  Lovingly infecting Daddy’s side of the bed with the plague!

My silly “Ice Cream” Banana plant finally arrived.  🙂

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We’re starting to get stuff ready for the Reading Piazza so that by the time we’re done with Foodscaping Trail we’ll be able to just pop everything into place.  🙂  I wanted the more “zen-y” pergola but he preferred the gazebo type.  They are both nice, so I went with his pick.  🙂

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Kevin’s gazebo

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My beautiful zen-y pergola….that Kevin vetoed. LOL!

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The pergola I wanted

More trees!  Pomegranates, Vanilla bean, olives, bananas!

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I might have a few tropical / Mediterranean trees on our back porch. lol

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The big garden.  I just need to get rid of the weeds/grass so it looks better. 🙂

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Ack!  My post lost the last part of what I copied and pasted.  lol

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday dear MUNCH-CHEE-CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  Happy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Happy 18!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We took Munchie and his girlfriend (MunchKin) to Red Lobster.  It was a great night.  🙂   I can’t believe my little baby has grown up so fast!  🙁