Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hot Tub Fun is on the Way!

Got the framing for the concrete pad installed yesterday.

Concrete was poured today. Once the concrete has cured, I'll knock off the frame and build a boardwalk around three sides. I plan to put a showerhead down low for washing our feet before getting into the hot tub that will be delivered in about two weeks.

After 2 days of curing, I took the frame off. The hot tub will cover all but a fraction of an inch on all sides. Yesterday, I re-routed a power line from the old electric water heater through the foundation and connected it to a waterproof outlet. I am ready to relax. Ben is going to love this - he remembers every cabin and beach house we've stayed at that had a hot tub. He especially liked the A-frame cabin we stayed at in the mountains during a snow storm. Our hair would freeze stiff as we enjoyed the snow falling that night. Now, we will be able to enjoy the stars over our heads and snowy times, anytime and all the time.
Tub will be delivered on June 2nd.



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Feeling a Little Blue?

Caught my limit (15) of bluefish on Tuesday. Best fishing trip to the beach I've ever had. Fished off the Bogue Inlet pier from about noon until 5:00. Ate several fillets yesterday. Fried them in a pan. Best fish I've had in years.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

We Are Rock'n the Farm!

The fig trees didn't do so well, because of all the rain and the soggy soil, so I replaced them with rocks.

No cement was used, just patience.

If a small bird lands on these stacks, they will topple.

This one is about 2 feet tall. The other is about 3 ft. tall.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


We had an ice storm on March 7, 2014. Our river birch looked like this in the morning, but was back to normal the following day. We had another night of freezing rain on March 17-18th, but not nearly as much ice, fortunately. I am ready for Spring.