June 17, 2013 § 15 Comments
We are fast approaching my one year anniversary of when I thought my tiny house would be done! Hahaha! June 20, 2012 was the target date when I kicked this project off. Things certainly could have gone faster in spots but also slower in others. I feel like things have worked out as they should. I still have work to do but it has slowed down ever so slightly to start to include projects outside of the tiny house.
Tonight James and I went and got plants for our mini garden. The goal was to get the big lump of dirt that was acting as the step into the tiny house out of the way so we could put a puppy barrier against it in preparation for Denny and then build some steps this weekend (I still am not certain if I will have him this weekend or next, the breeder needs to get back to me). It was a success!
We had a very nice visit from our neighbors early on in the night who saw us out gardening and brought us a flat of plants. Extremely nice! Some great tomato plants, peppers, basil and the pretty flowers that I always seem to forget. I am not letting down too many roots in permanent soil until I know how the neighborhood reacts. This years’ garden is in pots still, much like my apartment life. Except the peas, which are going to grow up the side of my house. We got four types of tomatoes, jalapenos, spicy banana peppers, red and white onions, sugar snap peas, oregano, basil, and thyme. We reused some pots that James and I both had laying around, mixed the dirt dug up for the composting toilet with some peat moss and planted!
We got done with enough time to think about getting rid of some of those bushes we had previously cut down. It worked so well last time that we thought we would have a quick fire in the fire-pit. Then we had a visit with a less than friendly neighbor who was really terrible at calling people names and not very happy we were having a fire when it was ’90 degrees out’. Apparently ‘suck head’ is something that some people call other people, among other things… Had he come over and said hey, ‘can you not do that’ it would have been much better received… That’s not what happened though, instead I got to know the neighborhood jerk a little, he made fun of my tiny house and called us things that didn’t make sense, which is both funny and infuriating. I blows my mind that some people think its acceptable to treat other people like that for any reason, let alone something that is perfectly legal and not really any of his business… From the sounds of it we aren’t the only enemies in the neighborhood he has made though. You win some you lose some…
Here are some pictures: