Monday, July 20, 2020

Airstream Dreams Come True

 If you've been following my blog or Instagram for very long, you know that I've been obsessed with Airstreams forever.  
It was always just a dream, but it took a pandemic to make it a reality!

Actually, with our two daughters far away, we realized that this would be the only way we could ever visit them.  
It's like a hotel room on wheels.
Covid-19 safe!

 We named her Lucy.

 I've already added my personal touches to the interior with bedding... 

...and of course cute dishes!

We take her out on the road tomorrow for our first road trip and we are both excited and terrified!
There is so much to learn but we can do it!

You can follow along with us on our journey on Instagram.
Check out @Airstreamtripping as we head to Texas!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Our Urban Oasis

 It's been a long time since I've posted, mostly because while sheltering in place there just wasn't much going on.
I found myself staring out the back door and visualizing a garden, like a Victory Garden where we could grow our food while in the midst of this awful pandemic.

I decided to rip up the aggregate concrete in front of the garage and put raised beds there.
Our driveway is too narrow to get a car back there anyway, so why not put the space to good use?

We had just finished the deck, railing and pergola, so the garden would be a continuation of the Urban Oasis project.

The aggregate was replaced with gravel.
This allows for drainage under the raised beds.
Weeds won't be a problem because under the gravel is weed cloth.

Since we got a late start, we purchased mature tomato plants for the remainder of the growing season, along with herbs.

Here is how it looks from the deck.
I have to say, it makes me so happy to see our garden!

I love to sit out on the deck and just appreciate our little oasis.
In the morning, I can putter in the garden.
In the evening, hopefully pick a ripe tomato or two for dinner.

Our gardener Martin cut some bamboo shoots and made tomato cages.

How cool is that?

I've always dreamed of having raised beds to grow our own vegetables. I just didn't think we had the room.  
It took us sheltering in place to make the decision to tear up the driveway and create our own Urban Oasis. 

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