Monday, May 18, 2009

paul robeson tomato

Ever heard of Paul Robeson? He was a black actor, lawyer, athlete, and social justice activist.

And he has a tomato named after him.

A black tomato.

He was an amazing man, google him.

Will the tomato live up to his name? Time will tell, I'll let you know.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

moving the big pile

Today's the day they are moving the gigantic pile of dirt in the side yard - yippee!!! In the photo you can see the guy driving the bobcat toward the dirt, and Ryan is off to the side, wishing he were the one driving the bobcat.

All the dirt came from underneath the house and was part of the foundation work. This is the 3rd or 4th pile that's been removed, and a lot of it has gone to people to use for fill dirt or in smaller amounts for people who are doing raised garden beds.

Friday, May 1, 2009

finished foundation

Here's a quick pic of our lovely finished foundation. I can feel the house's happiness about having a firm place to rest it's walls.

The yellow asbestos siding was removed from the bottom third of the exterior for the foundation work, and now the original redwood siding is exposed. My hope is we can eventually remove all of it and repaint the house.