Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Thing Leads To Another

and another...and another--

It all started when I decided to move the birdhouse bench out of the chicken run to make room for the coop.

The girls loved sunning themselves on it, but it was the only place I could fit the coop.
So I moved it out and Mr. Pogonip helped me drag the coop into place.
It feels great to have the coop inside the run, even if the coup isn't painted yet and looks more like a kitchen cabinet than the doghouse it was in a previous existence.  A real roof would be a good idea sometime too. Maybe before next winter?

Then of course my shabby chic bench needed a new home.  I thought it would look nice under the incense cedar but that meant moving the prunings/seasoned firewood first. 
So now I have all my firewood neatly (more or less) stacked all in one place.

And once I had them stacked and the bench in place, I decided I needed to trim back some of the lower branches.
Otherwise they'd whack our heads every time we tried to sit on the bench. As I found out firsthand.

So now the trash can is filled to the brim because I got a little carried away.
Good thing today is Trash Day so there'll be room for more clippings tomorrow.

And with the branches pruned, a little more sunshine filtered through and I got the idea to use my narrowest veggie planter and making it a nursery bed for seedlings. 
So I shoveled the soil from it into the wheelbarrow, moved the planter, leveled and refilled it.  I'm planning to sow foxglove and columbine seeds...because you can never have too much of either at a cottage.

So now the bench is situated invitingly in the shade of the incense cedar.
Worth all the work because the dogs approve.  The bench looks inviting but the area around it was, well, a little junky looking. (Dog toys and bones don't count as junk--just keeping it real!)

My clean-up uncovered this unloved and neglected green watering can.  I soaked it clean, scrubbed off the label with my trusty chain scrubber, and now I have that spray paint gleam in my eye. 
Ah, but that'll have to wait for tomorrow, the goddess willing and the winds don't blow...

It was a busy Monday!


  1. You got alot done just trying to move the bench, which is really cute by the way.

  2. The changes look great and you sure did accomplish a lot! Where are you located? I have never heard anybody outside of Nevada use the term pogonip.

  3. I just saw the NV in your address. You are a fellow Nevadan. I should have known by your son's response to rabbits! :-)

  4. I have had those moments. But it all looks great...until tomorrow. Ha!

  5. You are making me tired with all of that work. Love the bench. It is perfect there.
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit and commenting on our flood recovery. It was really late though when you commented. Girl you should be asleep. :)

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