Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let's Play Catch Up

It has been very hot and humid again here in NH. So humid that it can get a bit hard to breathe outside so I have been working on my afghan after the outdoor chores were done in the semi cool mornings. Yesterday I finally finished it!!!

Last week,Rick and Zach were gone to Boy scout camp in Maine. Zach applied to be a Counselor In Training for next year. We are not sure when they will pick through the applicants. They had a great week,and lots of fun. I did miss them,and am glad they are back.

My cukes have started growing,and I have one little green pumpkin on the vine. The peas are doing great,as are the green beans. I had no luck with carrots or spinach. My summer squash and zucchini did nothing. I normally have tons of them,but this year,not one took.My lettuce has done well,and my tomatoes are nice and green. My corn ears look a bit small,but we have never had much luck with corn. We keep trying,however.We have begun getting strawberries for the second harvest.

The Little Girls and The Big Girls are all together,and though there was some indignation from the Older ones,the flock has melded together pretty well.


This past week,the menfolk have been working on building our new deck. Our friend Glen,who owns his own business remodeling,deck building,etc.,has been coming over to help out (and letting us use his air tools!) I found a picture  (this one to the left) of what I wanted and the deck will be pretty similar to it. I can't wait until I can sit on my new deck! It's been two years since I sat on the deck. It was bowed and just nasty-the old owners pretty much just slapped it together and it sank several inches. The new deck is seven inches higher,so one no longer has to to step down with a big old clunk!

Have a fabulous day wherever you are!!!!









9 comments:

  1. We never had an issue with Corn back home but here the ears are small but I'm hoping they will grow up fast. Pumpkins and beans are great, zucchini can grow on a rock.

    I hope the deck goes well, it's nice to sit outside and just admire everything in the backyard (or front in my case).

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  2. I never seen a deck like this. Your own design?

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    1. I wish it was! I was looking up photos of decks and saw this on line--when I saw it,I knew it was what I wanted. We have no afternoon on the deck,and it gets real hot,so the pergola is perfect! Our friend,Glen,drew up the plans with his own dimensions.

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  3. Donna the afghan turned out very pretty! What a wonderful job. I really like the deck design and I am really excited for you to have a comfortable sturdy deck to relax and entertain on. You will be able to enjoy it just in time for the wonderful fall weather!!! Hugs :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait! Hugs back :)

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  4. Hope the deck turns out well. It is always advisable to look for loose or corroded fasteners as a precaution. This is important since nails and screws can come loose or break as a deck settles, and it is easy to trip and fall over a loose board. Safety first.

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  5. Nice to hear that you’ve been working on building a deck! When the atmosphere is damp, the best place to spend the day is outside. And it’s so easy to transform it into a cozy outdoor living area. Just add in some furniture, a table, and maybe a cottage umbrella. Whatever it is that would make you comfortable as when you are inside. ;]

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  6. Great looking deck! Always remember that the most common source of deck deterioration is moisture. Moisture can rot the wood and damage the integrity of the whole deck. So, keep those water puddles away from your deck by immediately mopping them away.

    - Christian Renwick

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