Clearing the Orchard – 12/3/2023

We’ve decided to put an orchard on the property where we are building the house. We won’t be planting any trees until we get water to the property, but there is plenty of brush clearing to do until then. There is also a large branch on an oak tree that reaches into the orchard area … Continue reading “Clearing the Orchard – 12/3/2023”

Michael’s Halloween Bash – 10/28/2023

Michael is a friend from college from honor’s house. He hosted a pre-Halloween bash at his house. We were hoping for better weather to do interesting outdoor things, but the weather didn’t cooperate. We opted for lots of hilarious indoor activities. Being a martial artist, he has a large collection of weapons for sparring. It … Continue reading “Michael’s Halloween Bash – 10/28/2023”

Danforth Fire – 10/20/2023

Going up to Danforth is usually a decent amount of work. But we reward ourselves with big fires from all of the work we accomplish. Today, we had some interesting fire. First off, it was bigger than normal. Sonora enjoyed helping out using the leaf blower to make the flames bigger! Danelle watched on wondering … Continue reading “Danforth Fire – 10/20/2023”

Front Porch – 10/3/2023

We love our large front porch on our house. Its mostly covered and out of the elements, but the stairs are not. They are 18 years old at this point. We’ve painted them a few times, but some of the steps just needed to be replaced. A little maintenance goes a long way. We started … Continue reading “Front Porch – 10/3/2023”

Apple Cider – 9/29/2023

One of the most frustrating things about COVID-19 was the cancellation of events. One of the events that was our favorite annual tradition was Josh’s Apple Cider party. Held in the fall, Josh would purchase several bushels of apples and have friends and family come over to help process them. You could say I’m a … Continue reading “Apple Cider – 9/29/2023”

24 Hours From Home – 9/28/2023

I competed in my second 24 Hours From Home Challenge. The challenge is to use your feet to move away from hour home as far as possible in a 24 hour window during the race. Its measured as the crow files, so its best to pick the most efficient route possible. The last time I … Continue reading “24 Hours From Home – 9/28/2023”

Symphony In The Park – 9/21/2023

Forest Park Forever hosts an annual symphony in the park. This year, we made it a point to attend this free concert. The weather report showed that it might rain a bit, but would be a wonderful night for a concert. Sonora was worried about getting good seats, so we made it a point to … Continue reading “Symphony In The Park – 9/21/2023”

Cardinals Game with Deck – 9/19/2023

The annual (or periodic) trip to the Cardinals game with co-workers was more enjoyable than usual for all of us. Hogan spent the entire game in the box having baby time. You can just see the back of his head above me, not watching the game live or on the TV. Sonora and I watched … Continue reading “Cardinals Game with Deck – 9/19/2023”