Weekend Warriors- February 2018


So the big shebang this WHOLE month has been about the shed project. Specifically the kitchen and 1/2 bathroom portion of the shed.

Last time I updated, my dad, MrWard, and the hubby were pulling out all the old nasty insulation and fixing a very bad roof leak that had been causing water damage and mold for whoknowshowlong.

Well, let me tell you. They have busted out electric, plumbing, a sub floor, new insulation, new ceiling and WALLS!



I don’t know if non homesteading/homeowning people can understand the elation of seeing a YEAR PLUS LONG PROJECT finally coming to fruition.

So here is some more pictures of the work in progress


Yeah, we had to do the initial setup outside, but in all reality this is what a lot of back yard syrup makers do- the moisture you boil off would destroy most interiors at 40 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup made. So MrGillis slapped together a wind break, set up the turkey fryer and filled it with glorious sap. You can smell maple as you walk up onto it. It is officially the end of winter folks!

Until next time, have a wicked good day.


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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