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


The form comes down.


It holds!




Farmer Eriksson and I are arch satisfied.


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


The moon came up.


The full moon of September.


The arch has its own solar powered lighting.


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.


Complete with votive torii from The Fushimi Inari Shinto Temple near Kyoto.


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

The shelves and work bench are in place.

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.

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.

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

The portal to the caged garden finally got a roof.

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.


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.

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.