As we are wrapping up harvest and doing final prep on the property to be buttoned up for winter, here’s a quick review of this summer’s highlights! We are so thankful for God’s faithfulness seen in the ability to grow food and for His blessings as progress was made on the house.
This summer, we added two greenhouses (and learned more about using them), added raspberries to the orchard (and harvested a good deal of wild ones that we have cultivated around the house), and welcomed a work team from a dear supporting church. That team framed closets and put up drywall in our bedrooms (goodbye vapor barrier, and hello paint!), added a stairwell to the basement, framed a large bay window in the dining area, and built an outhouse (very important to our next project…). James labored long and hard to put in a bona fide septic system as our quasi system of 5 years was done. As a result of the rearranged yard, we were able to level part of it, which should make a nice play area with grass.
We also welcomed several guests over the course of the summer, including the most important: Grandma (Shannon’s mom)! Dani and Rachel also worked great summer jobs, just 10 miles from home (same place, same schedule), which made for a new dynamic in our days.
Drywall in girls’ room, and a bit of their lovely view
Septic tank……lots of digging
Filled back in and leveled, view from house/View of below septic field to house
Yukon gold! 341# or so: russets, reds, purples, and golds