|My sprouting vegie patch!|
Over the weekend we have been slowly working our way through our mountain of projects we want to complete around the yard. We have slowly cleaned up the area we want to create a "Kitchen Herb Garden" in and are in the stages of setting up a watering pipe in the ground to put our grey water through to water the plants! It will be a great way to save some water and keep my herbs alive in summer!
|Bevan digging up the dirt!|
|Soil all turned over ready to dig in a watering pipe.|
Bevan completed a bit of a mammoth project on monday during his day off. We have a small problem now with having chooks is that when we let them out to scavange around the yard they seem to head straight for the vegie patch and when they start scratching they leave a bit of a destructive path and the neighbours chooks have been getting into the garden also so we have decided to put a fence around it to keep them out PLUS whatever other creature will want to come and eat our vegies. So he cut up some tree's for posts that had been knocked down recently to clear a path near our house and hauled them over to the vegie patch! The neighbour was getting some fence holes dug so bevan got the fella to dig a few for us as well around the vegie patch, which saved some serious back breaking work! Needless to say bevan was pretty spent at the end of the day!
|Posts laid out ready to be put in.|
|one post in.|
|All posts are in - yet to fit wire properly.|
In my previous post i was complaining about trying to finish some of our many projects (in & out of the house). I am proud to say i have finished one project that i was talking about in the last post. I finished painting my $2.00 lot of frames i bought at a garage sale and fitting our prints in them. We are yet to properly add matte board to them but they look sufficiently finished for now!
|My $2.00 Lot of photo frames i painted!|
|Another frame i painted and added this cute print!|
I have picked up some great Op shop bargains in the last few weeks That i must share with you. I have to implore you to give Op shopping a go when wanting to decorate - especially when things are tight and your on a budget! Sometimes you score a jackpot other times there is nothing but that is the fun.... in the hunt!
|Top Right: Set of 5 frames for $2.00, Lower Left: Old Oriental Style chest $10.00, Right: Rustic Old Barometer $5.00|
This is the newest decorative touch i have added to the house in the last few days. I found the old wooden box under the house that bevan was storing odds and ends in so i hauled it upstairs and after a bit of a dust off and wipe over it looks as good as..... well old i guess! I have put all the wood for the fire in it! The chair i had stored away in another room, i had picked it up a few years ago at a garage sale for $10.00 and the suit cases were another garage find ($3-$4 each) which again were sitting packed away. So this little corner cost me nothing all these bits and pieces just need to be put in the right place. What has been your best "find" at a garage sale or at the op shop? Would love to hear about them!