Sunday, September 30, 2012

House Update (and Applesauce)

 This is the view of the addition from the back of the house.  I had to step into the cornfield a row or two so it could fit in the viewfinder!

Check out the siding, the gutters, and the rain barrels!

Here's a view of some of the gardens at the back of the house.  All of these are just transplants that have been moved (yet again!) to what we hope will be their official homes!
This is the back step.  (Pretty, isn't it!)
 There's progress inside too!  These are some bathroom walls that are now installed so the plumber can come and put in the plumbing vents and lines.  --I'm missing a photo of the electrical wiring and new walls in the shop space, but it is progressing nicely too!  In fact, I swept out one side of the garage!  Hooray!
 Ferns on the back wall of the house.  The hose bib is in place, but not connected to a water supply yet.

 We bought some new plants for this east facing wall--three gooseberry plants.  I'm embarrassed to say I've never even tasted a gooseberry, but apparently they are cousins to currants.  
This is the west side of the addition/garage.  The transplants are back in place and have been mulched.

And, last, but not least, it is applesauce season.  The ida reds were brought in and were expensive this year, but they are big and beautiful! 

(I have to add a disclaimer here.  I help with the applesauce, but for all the rest of the work shown in this post I am just the consultant.  Martin has done all the transplanting, and mulching, and wall building, and wiring...  I think he's amazing!)

1 comment:

EGunn said...

That's a lot of work! Home improvements always are, but it looks like you'll get some nice results out of these. =)