Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Christian's House & Garden…

Christian spent his high school summers living in a small shed he and Leif helped Bill build, in the corner of our backyard. It has been a helpful experience as we finish, furnish, and decorate Old Farm. This shed is 10’ X 13’, has a queen size futon, and is wired underground for high speed internet.  It’s been a great place to play music or movies, visit with friends or retreat to with a good book.

I designed the doors Bill built and the porch was Alex's idea. The step is left-over Belgian blocks.

Christian and Leif at work on the foundation which was built on pilings so that the building could be moved if need be someday.

A Runner’s Garden…

Christian became a serious runner in high school and we decided to create a garden of green vegetables (great food for runners). This garden is full of kale, collards, broccoli, spinach, Swiss chard and peas. I juiced some of these vegetables for Christian when he needed to heal a stress fracture from over training. It's a simple garden the boys can eat directly out of and the mulch is collected grass clippings. The back of the garden has blue, black and red rasp-berry bushes and a few perennial flowers.

When the boys are out of school, we will start a garden like this at Old Farm, to the left of the garage. Christian likes to train on the “Trail of Tears” when he is at Old Farm. It is many miles long with some elevations and shade, while a pretty and interesting path. 

Christian in his lucky high school running jersey…

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