Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Odds & Ends

I took some photos over the weekend...there's really no good theme to lump them all together, that's why I titled the post "Odds & Ends." I just wanted to share some pictures, so here they are:

Here is Sam, Sunday morning after Shawn "camped" out in the back yard with the kids. I think they had a good time with Daddy.

I don't think I've ever shown this before, but this is the woodshed that Shawn built earlier this year. Shawn doesn't own a chainsaw, so everything that's in the shed was cut by him by hand. I know it's not enough for this winter, but he's continuing to work on that. There are enough trees on our property that were downed by the ice storm to give us several winter's worth of wood, it's just a matter of getting them cut up. I joke that if the house collapses from an earthquake, we could always go live in the woodshed for a while!

This weekend Shawn set up a tent back in the new orchard part of our property. He and the kids went "camping" overnight. They loved it. Shawn also finally set up the outdoor cooking set that we purchased recently to make sure all the pieces were there. This is the set we'll use for camping, but also in case of emergency if we don't have access to electricity for an extended period of time.

The set has bars of differing lengths so that pots can be placed close to the fire for quick cooking or further away from the fire to be kept warm. On the left, it has a lifter and a rack for hanging cooking utensils. We also purchased the rotisserie attachment as well as an elevated grill. The grill is set up so that it can swing over the fire and then be pulled back off the fire if you need to fiddle with the food. I'm really pleased with it and can't wait to try it out!

This weekend Shawn mowed some additional paths on our property. These paths now give us access to parts of the property that we'd never been able to walk on before. These last two photos were taken at one of the highest points of our land. You may be able to make out the house near the center-left and the pond off to the right.

So, that's our weekend in a nutshell..nothing too exciting, but thought I'd share anyway!


  1. If you don't mind my asking, where did you buy the outdoor cooking set?
    Tanya (FL)

  2. Tanya, we ordered our set from Sportman's Guide.