Cutting a circle into T1-11 for the kid's treehouse modern window.

Our Great Treehouse (The Walls-Up-Update)

I’d grade us a solid-A on our success in the proclaimed “Summer of Making No Plans.” Travel …

July 23, 2014 in Backyard, DIY
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Backyard movie nights at our little merrypad.

Cloudy, Outdoors

We talk a lot about entertaining at our house, or rather, about the potential in …

July 02, 2014 in Backyard
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Handprints in cement.

One More Thing, Handprints

Aged seven months and seven years, little handprints positioned perfectly at the base of the northeastern …

June 29, 2014 in Backyard
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Our Great Treehouse

It’s been a really long time since we were able to get down on the …

June 28, 2014 in Backyard, DIY
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Buried treasure, blue flagstone.

Buried Treasure

Last fall when the tree fell in our backyard, it pummeled a part of the property that …

May 19, 2014 in Backyard
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Clearing dead branches with the help of a battery-operated electric pole saw.

Dances With Pole Saws

I’ve been making powerful progress on our yard (slash, having the time of my life) with …

May 15, 2014 in Backyard, DIY
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Play Time

We shook on a self-imposed goal to finish all of our outstanding projects before starting …

May 01, 2014 in Backyard, DIY, Tools
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Backyard, February 2014.

Our First Winter

Amazing things happen in our new neighborhood when it snows; I can’t get enough of …

February 10, 2014 in Backyard
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Tamarack, glowing gold in our backyard.

Beautiful Tamarack

During the spring and early summer, we watched what appeared to be a dead pine …

November 25, 2013 in Backyard
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First fallen tree, September 2013.


Well, I can’t say we saw this coming. What you can’t tell by the photo …

September 23, 2013 in Backyard
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