Category Archives Around the House

I purchased a few apple trees from Gurneys this winter for delivery in the spring.  They came far far too early, I ended up potting them and storing them in my garage, and one of them is still a stick.  I call it my stick.  While the other two apple trees have budded and shown leaves and the cherry tree finally sprouted leaves, my gala apple tree is just a lowly stick.       A few days ago I was perusing around my local large box store for some gardening supplies.  I look over in their plant section and what do I see?  Giant 10 to 12 foot apple trees!  For only $39 a tree!  Heck, I paid $37…

Part 1? Oh, I'll get to that... So I prepped the site last year to get it ready for a brick walkway. I have access to this "old" brick and it looks great against my white house. I also want to make a patio off to the right of the walk way. Since the grass area slopes down I dug out and down the walkway so I could make it more even - and less work in the long run for me. I used these boards as gauges when building the walkway and they work out great: Got it all done in a day I made a few alignment adjustments after this photo... But then (and here is where part…

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