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Our new Husqvarna riding mower, summer 2014.

Hello, Husqvarna. We’ve broken you in.

For the last few years, we’ve been focused on forms of efficiency, namely energy efficiency (LED bulbs, tankless …

August 11, 2015 in Backyard
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Slate tiles used for a hopscotch board.

Summer Living, and Outdoor Playspace Upgrades

We’ve been living outdoors since the temps climbed to a tolerable place, and it’s been …

July 06, 2015 in Backyard, DIY
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Stacking a loose flagstone fire pit.

Building A Simple Flagstone Firepit

A few years ago, we found buried blue flagstones in our yard. We have to believe that …

June 19, 2015 in Backyard, DIY, Free (For All)
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recommendation for solar light strand

Two Cents On Solar LED Strands

Solar-powered LED lights? Conceptually, awesome. We upgraded our holiday strands to regular electric LEDs a …

April 30, 2015 in Backyard, Decor
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How I made a bigger garden, sketched.

Merry Garden, 2015

We spent our weekends skiing this winter (right up through the beginning of the month …

April 23, 2015 in Backyard, Gardening
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Check out our new roof rake!

Today’s Unexpected Workout Brought To You By…

Excessive snowfall and a month of below-freezing temps lead me to introduce to you our newest …

February 19, 2015 in Backyard, Tools
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48" metal fence enclosure in our garden.

Merry Garden, 2014

I never anticipated how hard it would be to garden and landscape in our yard; when …

September 11, 2014 in Backyard, Gardening
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Our modern treehouse, with the raw wood railing.

Our Great Treehouse (Railings + A Modern Roofline)

I think there’s a lot to be said about making long term investments like this …

August 06, 2014 in Backyard
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Spraying stain onto our t1-11 treehouse panels.

Our Great Treehouse (The Lowdown On The Spraydown)

We got a bit ahead of ourselves on the whole treehouse thing and stained the …

July 27, 2014 in Backyard, DIY, Supporting Sponsors
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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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