I love the winter. I love looking out at the white filled trees behind our back yard. I love that the snow is so high that we can barely shovel more than a path from the house to the garage, even though if we let her, Evelyn would try to do the whole deck...
I've been so distracted by inside projects (and avoiding the cold) that tackling anything outdoors has just seemed like a dream! We've even stopped trying to add to the compost pile and resorted back to just using the oversized bin by the garage for scraps...
But the reality is: Summer is coming and it's past time to start preparing.
Since this is the first summer in our new home, the list of things I'd like to do is pretty much endless.
So in hopes of avoiding the potential picture of me running around mid May hanging laundry on a tree while holding a garden trowel, paint brush, and scraps of barn wood while wearing a half finished dress - I'm picking the projects I feel are the most important/easiest to tackle.
What I Plan to Accomplish This Summer (Outdoors):
- Completely fence in the the rest of the yard (preferably using reclaimed/scrap wood)
- Have a successful garden (more specifics later)
- Put up the clothes line so we can be completely dryer-free
- Build a chicken coop/fenced area
- Clear our the overgrown area on the north part of our yard (and eventually plant berry bushes)
Bonus Projects I'd Be Excited to Get Done:
- Building a sand box
- Replacing seven new windows in the main living area and bathroom (technically this is to benefit the inside of the house, but it's easier to do when it's warm out!)
- Building a big, above ground composting bin
- Getting chickens
- Setting Up A Rain Barrel
There are other miscellaneous "homeowner things" that I'm sure Tommy would add.. adding a few motion-sensored lights, putting up gutters, sealing the deck, etc. I'm thankful he tends to care about all the practical projects I don't think of :)
What I'll Do This Week:
- Order seeds (I've had them sitting in my "cart" waiting to check out for awhile now...)
- Finish researching starting seeds and collect supplies
- Start researching chicken coop designs and drawing up some rough plans
- Start looking/asking around for old deck or fence wood
- Continue enjoying my winter wonderland...
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