Garden Shed - The Big Reveal
|One little red leaf left on the dogwood in the front|
I took that picture (right) this morning, looking out the dining room window...AKA my office (or, droffice, if you will...:) to document the last leaf left on the dogwood tree in front of the front porch. Mr. T spent nearly an hour with the leaf blower, trying to corral all the ones that had fallen on the sidewalk and driveway, blowing them back into the area we call the Natural Area. It's a hopeless cause if done before all the leaves fall, but we are pretty close now. Only the oak trees are holding on to theirs now. Winter is truly on its way.
The last full month of Fall has been a busy one for us here at Casa 3917. As you know from reading the previous posts, building a garden shed has taken up most of our spare time.
|The Shed Begins on 11/11|
It took seven days spread out over 3 weeks, but together we finally worked our way through the booklet, drawing by drawing. When we reached the final page, we had built an 8 x 12 garden shed, complete with built-in workbench and extra storage in the "attic" and on shelves on both long sides. And, possibly even better news to report: we did that without having to file for divorce!
|Gus and Duchess check out|
the new garden shed - 11/29/10
Did you notice the difference in quantity of leaves on the limbs in the before and finished photos? Now, there are more on the ground than in the trees.
When I started to move some of my gardening supplies inside, I was met with the "left-overs" from the building process: paint cans, extra roof shingles, ladders, tools, etc. Hmmmmm. Soon, however, Mr. T carried that stuff back to "his domain," AKA the workshop area of the garage.
All that being said, finished is such a relative term, don't you agree? We still have to add a front step or stoop (that's just an extra pallet you see in front of the
The new shed is certainly going to come in handy...real soon, too. I got my letter of acceptance into the Master Gardener certification program with Guilford County Extension service on Friday (hooray!), so I'm guessing that gardening will move into high gear...in the New Year...around here.