February 1st, 2011

Frenzy of Yard Work

This last weekend was a frenzy of yard work, we’re in the process of collecting plants for our yard and this last week got some stone cut for a rework of our front entry. Read the rest of this entry »

December 6th, 2010

Planting for Spring

This weekend we took advantage of the dry weather to take care of some yard work. There’s quite a bit that needs to get done and we’re trying to keep up over the winter, even if there isn’t a whole lot that we can do over the next few months. Read the rest of this entry »

November 9th, 2010

Fall Harvest

With the rapid onset of winter here in Portland come some changes in our yard. Read the rest of this entry »

August 29th, 2010

Plantings for the Front

We’ve been slow to start getting our park strips in order, but with summer feeling like its turning into fall, its time to start getting plants in the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

July 15th, 2010

Herb Beds + Compost

The past several weekends have been spent in the garden creating raised herb beds, (at long last) constructing our compost bin and transforming the hard-packed, sod-covered, weed-choked corners of our yard into Harpoon Gardens. Read the rest of this entry »

April 19th, 2010

More Plants

The agenda for this weekend was going to be all about painting the risers for our stairs, all of which are just raw MDF at the moment… And then the weather turned beautiful and we got totally distracted by garden work. Read the rest of this entry »

March 7th, 2010

Ecoroof Planting Party

Thanks to the help of a crew of a bunch of really hard working friends and family members, this weekend was wildly productive. Read the rest of this entry »

March 1st, 2010

Garden and Infrastructure

It was a busy weekend, and there is some chaos happening at the house… Most of it isn’t caused by us. Somehow we managed to decide to build a house at the same time and in the same neighborhood as most of the city’s big infrastructure projects. Read the rest of this entry »

February 22nd, 2010

Fifteen Tons

Today the last bit of siding was hung, and this weekend Katherine, Katherine’s parents and I hauled a large pile of rocks into gabion baskets to make a garden retaining wall. Read the rest of this entry »

February 13th, 2010

Worms & Sprouts

Spring seems to be arriving early in Portland, which means that we will be arriving to Harpoon House just in time to plant our vegetable garden. Read the rest of this entry »

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