By the beginning of March I’d raised the frame of the rain shelter, built of 4”x6” treated timbers bolted together, the four corners resting on and fastened to buried concrete piers imbedded in poured concrete mixed in one of our wheelbarrows conveniently located where it was needed. I’d carefully located the four corners and confirmed … Read more Two Sheds and a Rain Shelter in the Trees: Part 2
We needed more space; Yvonne for her garden tools and supplies, me for a shop. in January 2007 we’d moved to 240-acre Crane Island just across Pole Pass from Orcas Island and Deer Harbor a bit over a mile away. Our property in Deer Harbor had included a large boathouse we used for a shop … Read more Two Sheds and a Rain Shelter in the Trees: Part 1
Garden and Greenhouse on Orcas Island By the summer of 2000 the world had survived Y2K, I had retired, and we were spending much of our time at our house in Deer Harbor on Orcas Island. Yvonne was ready for a vegetable garden. She couldn’t have one in Wonderland Hill in Boulder – a small … Read more How Does Yvonne’s Garden Grow?
Ballard, July 2019 Our return feels different Something was different this time going to Orcas and Crane Islands: we felt like tourists more than former residents; less connected, with warm memories of course, and dear friends but we were no longer island people. We had become city people. In February 2014 we had moved from … Read more Return to the Islands: An Introduction