Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - A Look Back

The past few years we've enjoyed a Blue Moon and our oranges on New Year's eve as we review everything we accomplished at 765 that year. Sadly the odd weather at the end of Winter last year confused our orange trees and left them with fruit at the wrong time. The fruit didn't last, and instead the trees spent the year growing like crazy. Hopefully that means next year will be that much more fruitful.
Here's a look back at what we did at 765 in 2012:

I got a new peep hole in my stocking.

We began a walkway project as soon as it wasn't freezing outside

The front door got a makeover.

We celebrated TWO whole years at 765 and the chickens helped us pour some concrete.

  All of our basil was put to good use for the winter months.

 The backyard walkway was completed!

Hurricane Isaac forced Travis to return home early, but luckily 765 came out damage-free.

The front window got a makeover since the door looked so good.

We (mostly Travis) installed lights above our dining table. I still get excited when I turn them on.

 Our winter garden turned out much more successful than our spring crop.

We already have some electrical projects under way to begin the new year, and a crop of cabbage ready to pick for good luck.
Cheers to a happy, healthy and FRUITFUL 2013!

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

p.s. I'm pretty obsessed with our Christmas cards from Paperless Post!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Holiday Season

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas at 765! The tree is getting full underneath, though ornament-less at the bottom for fear of the pup tearing them up again. Our stockings are hung, waiting to be filled. And even our warrior behind the door is feeling festive. Now to complete the season with some holiday baking!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winter Garden

It finally feels like Winter here at 765. There was a freeze warning last night and you can see the steam coming off the coffee inside the house this morning. In the garden our broccoli and red cabbage is just about ready to pick, the basil is still going strong, and our tomato plants are full of big green tomatoes. I'm hoping they can hang on long enough to get a little red on them before picking. By far the most enjoyed part of our crops right now is the arugula. It's been added to salads and sandwiches daily, and still continues to keep getting bigger. Fresh veggies from the garden through December are certainly a plus for the locale.