We extend a warm welcome to our cozy corner of the internet. In 2003, Karl and I stumbled upon a charming 10-acre property nestled at the end of a road, boasting a modest 2-bedroom, 1,000 sq. foot house. Despite the need for extensive repairs, we couldn’t resist the allure of its breathtaking views of the Jocko River and Jocko Valley. Although we initially set out to purchase a move-in ready home, our hearts were captured by this fixer-upper with limitless potential.
Over the years, our property has become a treasure trove of cherished memories and fond smiles. From the grandsons lending a helping hand in building the mud room at the tender ages of 4 and 6, to nieces and nephews pitching in to plant trees, we’ve had countless family members participate in various projects. The walls and corners of our home hold special significance, including Sam’s corner, Evan’s wall, Autumn’s wall, Maria’s rock work, and the Queen’s chest, painted lovingly by our granddaughters. Even our beloved dog Bo left his mark with a footprint immortalized in concrete. Now, our great-grandchildren are following in their predecessors’ footsteps and joining in on the fun.
As we continually work to improve and beautify our gardens, we draw inspiration from the wealth of ideas shared by others online. We strive to give back by documenting our own projects and sharing them with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the contact form.