…maybe EVER!

So while we are waiting for our number to move closer and closer to 1 on the list, we have a lot of extra time on our hands, right? Haha! Okay maybe not, but we did have a very productive several days last weekend in our attempt to complete a few projects around the house.

It began Friday afternoon and evening when we constructed some raised vegetable garden beds.  We had never done this before so it was a fun and rewarding experience.  We ended up making a couple 3.5ft x 7ft box frames out of cypress wood.

Just making sure we cut our boards level…

Pre-drilling some holes for the sides of our garden beds…

Eventually it came together fairly well…

The next morning we resumed our “Amish Day” tradition with several other families. It is a day in which we all help one family with a few different work projects around their house.  We all pitch in and help accomplish some tasks that would be difficult to finish on our own.  Each month we rotate to a new family. Good fun. Good food. Good fellowship. And a lot of hard work!  We plan to post later an article authored by one of our friends, which better describes our Amish Day experience together.

So this month was our turn.  Here we are installing the vegetable garden beds…

And filling them with a whole lot of dirt…

Now we just need to do some planting…

Our friends helped us finish other projects too like trimming back a tree damaged by the ice storm last year.

Mulched our flower beds…

And put up a new storm door leading to the back deck…

And that was just Saturday during the day.  Outside of work projects we enjoyed Friday evening with some new friends, Steve & Cassie Moore who are also adopting from Ethiopia and had a great time Saturday night with our small group at our game night.

I’ll post about the second half of our weekend later. It’s hard to believe there was still more!

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