Archives for posts with tag: Portal

Last evening we got the neighbors together for a little fest honoring the completion of the arch.

IMG_3717.JPG

The form comes down.

IMG_3721.JPG

It holds!

IMG_3726.JPG

Skål!

IMG_3728.JPG

Farmer Eriksson and I are arch satisfied.

IMG_3730.JPG

It was a perfect evening for a party in the garden.

IMG_3735-0.JPG

The moon came up.

IMG_3738.JPG

The full moon of September.

IMG_3742.JPG

The arch has its own solar powered lighting.

IMG_3739.JPG

Bets are in as to how long the wall and arch will stand.

The portal to the caged garden is now finished. It finally got a coat of Falu red paint.

20140609-235304-85984466.jpg

20140609-234326-85406774.jpg
Complete with votive torii from The Fushimi Inari Shinto Temple near Kyoto.

20140609-234523-85523014.jpg

20140212-154715.jpg
For all practical purposes the portal to (and from) the caged garden is finished.

The shelves and work bench are in place.

20140212-154908.jpg
The portable bench on the other side is ready too. It is perfect size for prone position. I’m looking forward to many afternoon siestas there. It can also be used as a second work bench.

20140212-155444.jpg
For now, the portal will serve very well for parking one of the bicycle carts I’ve fixed. It also has a chicken wire gate to keep trespassers out.

20140212-174020.jpg
The only thing that’s left to do is to give it a coat of Falu Red paint in the spring and make the inevitable necessary embellishments.

Then on to the next building project.

In the midst of preparing for the second annual music fest in the garden

20130719-153533.jpg
The portal to the caged garden finally got a roof.

20130719-154606.jpg
Now all that’s left are the finishing touches like tool shelves, a box for tools and equipment and a rest bench.

The fest is tomorrow (20 July). We are cleaning, baking, cooking, rehearsing, embellishing etc etc. Any readers nearby are welcome to come and partake. It’s free of charge – but we are selling some food if you don’t want to bring your own.

20130504-173008.jpg

It has been very windy lately and the ground is drying up fast, so I’m now getting busy with my next building project – a portal to the caged garden.

20130424-162726.jpg
Actually, I started last fall digging and laying foundation blocks before the ground got all too waterlogged.

The flimsy gate of sheep net in place now will be replaced with a roofed-over, wide entrance that can be used as a rest area, encouraging more time to be spent there and thus more work to be done.

I am hoping to put on a sod roof, but I’ll have to wait and see if the beams are strong enough to hold up wet sod for many years. It will be an open structure, with a wind break to the west for protection from sun and wind, a closet where I can keep tools and stuff dry and of course a table and bench for midday ficka (snacks/lunch) and siestas.