Neighborhood Wildlife 2007

Garden 2007

Front Garden 2007

Fruit Trees 2007

Side Yard 2007

House Seasons 2007

Finishing the Basement
December 2006 - Present

House Movies
September 2006

House Building: Front View
May - September 2006

House Building: Interior
May - September 2006

House Building: Exterior
May - September 2006

House Building: Design
May 2006

Vacation 2004

Harvest Festival 2004

Neighborhood Wildlife 2004

Other Connecticut Vineyards 2004

Sharpe Hill Vineyard 2004

Chamard Vineyard 2004

McLaughlin Vineyard 2004

Porch Garden 2004

Dustie's 4th of July 2004

Hers & His 2004

Spring Grooming 2004

Pumpkin Carving 2003

Some Dances 1983

Side Yard 2007
Posted: 06/04/07

This is one of eight Forsythia that we planted between our house and the neighbor's house.
That is the neighbor's porch you see in the picture.

This shot is looking toward our back yard.
The neighbor's house is to the left.

In the Spring, Forsythia have these yellow flowers.
In the summer the flowers are replaced by green leaves.
Pictures of the Forsythia turning green will come soon.

We also planted between the back yards six Nordman Firs.
These are the softest firs I have ever felt.
I can stick my bare arm in to the trunk without geting pricked or scratched by the needles.
See that black hose running across the yard?

It is being replaced.

Yes, I am digging the trench.
The purpose is to redirect the rain water that comes off the house.

The water was eroding the yard and needed to be redirected.
Of course it'll look much nicer when finished.

Side Yard 2007
Posted: 07/08/07

The Forsythia dropped all of the yellow flowers.
And, here comes the green leaves.

This shot is looking toward our back yard.
Again, the neighbor's house is to the left.

Hopefully next year these will be a much fuller barrier between the properties.
Again, that is the neighbor's porch you see in the picture.

The Nordman Firs are doing quite well too!

There is a plenty of fresh growth on these trees.

They are so funny looking with thier new growth.

This view is looking up toward the road with the Forsythia between the Firs and the road.
Neighbor's house on the right.
Oh, and you can see more of the rocks that are coming out of the ground from digging the trench.

The previous section of the trench filled in.
Of course more rocks.

There is a long way to go.
Especially considering the number and size of rocks I happen upon.
The boulder in this picture cannot be moved by The Wife and I.
A friend with a truck came by to pull it out with a chain.
We are leaving it where it is at this time.