Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Cielo rosso alla notte

Nightfall at Il Poggio Secco.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Much Ado About Sumac

This weekend, the Flame Leaf Sumac began to bloom and we've been getting some rain and cooler temperatures. The high temperature today was 20 degrees cooler than this same day last week! We rented a bobcat over the weekend to drill some holes for the backyard fence posts. We only got half of them done and will need to rent a jackhammer for the others as they will be placed in what turns out to be solid rock. While we had the bobcat, we moved out the rubble along the back side of the house, smoothed out the driveway, and brought up some mulch for around the shed. Let's just say we were a wee bit sore the next day!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Hard to believe, but the grass and wildflower seeds we planted earlier this summer have already made themselves at home along the back of the house. Butterflies and hummingbirds have become our most frequent and welcome guests!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Molto secco... e caldo!

Another weekend of fun with the shed. This week was finishing calking, priming and 1st coat of paint. This will be a multi step process that will have many layors of paint. Peg's job is the subsquent faux layors, Jim will prime and paint eves and facia with dark brown to match trim on house. We are locating the same tiles for the roof as the house, and trying not to order new ones. Maybe recycled from other house projects??? HHHmmmmmmm.. THAT is very green! Until then, it is dried in and ready for some interior electrical, lights and HAULIN' IN THE STUFF! WOO HOO! A WORKING SHED!! ok.. sorry. paint first... then we pack it!!!!!!! ;)