September, 2011 browsing by month


My first watermelon

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

There are lots. Stop by if you want one.

New tile design

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

We poured a little stoop for the battery house today and had a new design idea.



Other than that, the roof is done, and we’ll finish the outside OSB tomorrow. Then it’s on to plumbing and electrical (I think).

The weather here is starting to change. The monsoons, which have been light and should be over by now, seem to have picked up steam in the last couple of days. Last night, it rained all night, and the thunder booms shook the whole house. It seems to be getting cooler and seems like fall is here.

Heritage Days 2012

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Heritage Days is an annual event in Portal to celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of our area. It is sponsored by the Wildlands Network and features two days of presentations on topics like our area’s biodiversity, conservation, local history, and other interesting topics.

This year, Brad and I offered to help put together a kids day for this event. For this event, there were presentations on tracking wildlife, native plants (including making newspaper pots and planting seeds), and our national forest. A theme throughout the day was “What Makes Our Area Special,” and the kids made this great mural showing all that they learned.

Kids Mural