Yesterday was an exciting day as we hosted our first ever OWG Garden Class and Tour at the farm.
We will have a complete story on the day for next weekend’s update (along with pictures of course) – but I have to say that it was so incredibly fun for us to spend the afternoon with so many wonderful people from all over Ohio and beyond – in fact – we even had a couple make it all the way from Canada!
Fellow gardeners are truly some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet – and it was such a great way to spend the afternoon.
Family Building Days
This has been a busy spring for sure – but a few weekends ago, we were finally able to have a little time to get together at my sister and brother-in-law’s house to tackle a project we have been planning for over a year – a backyard pergola!
After a major remodeling project left them without their original backyard brick patio – they wanted to create a new area to sit outside and of course, enjoy my brother-in-law Carlton’s beloved backyard pond.
There is just something about spending the day building with family. I think back, and at one time or another, all of my brother and sisters have ended up at each other’s house at some point for a project – whether it be a deck, refinishing a basement – landscaping, building swingsets – or in our case – showing up to help us set our barn rafters!
I’m not sure my brother-in-law quite believed us when we told him we could have it up for them in a few hours – but with the help of their son Jeremy – we made quick work of the project.
In fact – a little too quick – as we neared completion of the pergola in a few hours – we noticed that my brother-in-law had begun to bring out all of the patio brick to put down as well – he was going to make use of the extra hands while he had us!
So with the help of everyone passing along the bricks and putting them in place – the patio came to life as well! All in all – another great day spent with family.
Jim and Mary – Old World Garden Farms