I thought I would share just a little bit of how our summer has gone. I think I need to revamp my little family blog so more people have access to it, but for today I will share here.
One of Paul's top priority projects was to solve the water dripping off the roof of the chicken coop so there would not be any ice in front of the door to the coop (do you wonder why?? Not!). So, note the gutter and the down spout on the coop. Happy Day!
And then there was the door to nowhere. When Paul leveled the floor in my sewing room that at one time had a major slant to it because that room was originally an outside porch (long before we bought the house), the north door was about 8 - 10 inches above the original cement steps (as was the south door, but we had already solved that problem long ago). For the past several years we have talked about one solution after another, and this year was the time to put something into action. Although this door is never used because I have shelves in the sewing room blocking access, at least now it could be used. I love the end result.
The garden looking east.
This is how the garden looks, looking west through the grape arbor that I am sure won't work, and Paul is determined to make work. The flowers in the garden are a Penrose tradition. Everything has really taken off. What a fun year it has been, in spite of the intense heat. If you wonder where the rows are, just know it has become a losing battle.