2022, Pin-spired projects, porches

Boone’s backyard oasis: yet another update

We completed yet another phase of our back yard refresher project. If you're new here, we have been working on our boring, ugly and plain backyard. Since we are a family with young children and without unlimited cash flow, we do things a little at a time (like most people do). You may recall when… Continue reading Boone’s backyard oasis: yet another update

2022, Pin-spired projects, yard

Updating our backyard spaces

I'm not sure who else out there has a plan for their backyard, but I know we certainly do. Recently, my backyard had some rough areas. Look at all that mud!! We had this empty flower bed, where we briefly considered installing a patio. Due to its proximity to our electrical lines, we decided to… Continue reading Updating our backyard spaces

2022, farm, garden, rustic DIY

Woodwork Wednesday: pallet raised beds

If you follow the blog or social media for our farm Wild Orchard Organic Farms, then you already know about this project. Where we live, the soil is red clay. This is great for permanently staining your clothes and shoes and making pottery, but it really isn't great for planting and growing. For this reason,… Continue reading Woodwork Wednesday: pallet raised beds

2018, entertaining, father's day, grill out, grilling, outdoor kitchens, outdoor spaces, outdoors, summer

5 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Kitchens: a Pinterest round-up

  Looking to spoil your husband or father this Father's Day? One easy way to do that is with an outdoor kitchen. While some outdoor kitchens are hugely expensive, there are several low-cost ways to build an attractive outdoor kitchen your whole family will love. This Pinterest round up will include five beautiful outdoor kitchens… Continue reading 5 Instagram-worthy Outdoor Kitchens: a Pinterest round-up

2022, farmhouse, farmhouse decor, farmhouse style, outdoor spaces, outdoors, patios

Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup

Summer is coming and I am in the mood to turn our backyard into an oasis, and a comfortable one at that. Pouring concrete is costly, but I like the look of a paver patio anyway. I love this patio, because it has a fire pit and a pergola. It looks so comfy and inviting.… Continue reading Farmhouse Fridays: paver patio roundup