Today, was thanksgiving here in the US. We are very thankful for our family. Sean and I are camping in a tent, in the backyard tonight, to have some quality time together. It is a little cold out here but not too bad under the sleeping bag and duvet. We will see how it is early in the morning.
Talking about family, I am very proud of my brother who is the assistant winemaker at Moana Park Vineyards, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. He has been kind enough to send over a case of wine which arrived yesterday. I am so excited, the last lot we got was amazing, and I am sure this will be too.
Here are the reserves that we got; Merlot Cabernet, Syrah, Chardonney, Viognier (and yes those stickers are awards and medals on the bottles 🙂 ):
Here are an assortment of wine for the rest of the case (Viognier, Merlot Malbec, Syrah and Chardonney):
We arrived back from vacation with an action packed weekend planned.
Firstly, I am ecstatic about my first sale on Etsy. I finished making a custom order for chair bags (for 11 in. wide kids chairs).
The first picture is the actual color swatch which shows the true color, the second picture is the finished bag but the photo was taken in the evening light.
The other big project this weekend is the backyard – we are having a “working bee”, where friends come over and help us out with manual labor in exchange for food and drinks. The two walled levels are being put into the backyard as designed in the previous post. This weekend we should have the following update done to that post (cross fingers 🙂 ):
Additional steps over the next few weekends:
Order and get the wood (DONE)
Order and get the sand, gravel and dirt (DONE – except for the gravel)
Lay out the step walls (DONE)
Put in french drains behind each step (DONE)
Fill in with soil (DONE)
Order and install concrete step tops
Order and get sod
Add the additional vegetable garden (DONE)
Place the boarders for the vegetable garden path
Fill with stones
I will post photo’s on Monday on the progress of our back yard :-).
My projects, over the weekend is to try to make progress on the: