Driftless Home and Garden
Still Scrapping the Wall
- Published on Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Authors: DonnaI took more time off last week to work on the house. I spent Wednesday and Thursday scrapping paint off the wall. My goal was to finish scrapping all the paint I could reach before I needed to climb on the roof to remove the rest and I almost made it. This is the wall were the electrical wires are attached to the...
- Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Cardinal FlowersNorthwest Corner Porch GardenGiant Black SwallowtailAnemone Purple Cone Flower (Echinacea) Eastern Tiger SwallowtailJuvenile...
Updating an Old Oak Chair
- Published on Tuesday, 09 August 2011
Authors: DonnaLast night I finished working on this piece. It was a very easy job and took about 6 hours. I torn off the old leather seat covering and determine it was the original covering to the chair. My upholstery teacher thought it might be so I was wondering if I should even fix it up. There was another student in class who is an antique...
Work on the house is progressing
- Published on Monday, 08 August 2011
Authors: DonnaI took Thursday and Friday off to work on the house. The routine was not much different then before spent the first three mornings painting the basement walls and now can cross this off my list. I still have 2/3 of the north basement wall to paint but that will have to waiting until I repair and paint the floor along the walls I just...
The House Projects
- Published on Monday, 01 August 2011
Authors: DonnaThis weekend I spend most of my time putting up vegetables from the garden. I cut the two “Cheddar” cauliflower heads and filled two Ziploc gallon bags for blanching. I spent Saturday morning freezing the beans, cauliflower and broccoli. I also prepared beet greens for freezing and cooked the beets. I save some beets for eating this w...
Harvesting the Garden
- Published on Friday, 29 July 2011
My Vegetable Plants must be on Steroids
- Published on Thursday, 28 July 2011
Authors: Donna View from DrivewayMy vegetables are just huge this year. My tomatillos are 7 feet tall this year. I never have seen them this tall.
Paste tomatoes are tied to the bamboo on the right
and the tomatillos are to the left.The winter squash is moving into the garden path. I have no idea why the plant...
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2011
I spend the weekend working on the painting the basement walls and I finished putting on the fourth coat of Watertite paint on Sunday. The "aged pearl" color sure brightens the basement up. I still have the small wall with the electrical panel and the northeast corner left to paint this summer. I can start paint the...
The Garden Keeps Blooming
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2011
The different types of lilies are the main show this last week. Here are the daylilies.
Finally I Am Back to Working on the House.
- Published on Thursday, 14 July 2011
Authors: DonnaThe garden is now in maintenance. So all I need to do there is pick the procedure, water it, weaving the squash & cucumber vines in the trellis and tie up the tomatoes. I also stop selling plants at farmer's market the last weekend in June. This allows me an extra half day on the weekend to get other projects done at home the...