Monday, July 20, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Steeping sun illuminates the last of our shed amendments for this Sunday.  We slap the padlock on and quench our parched summer throats at the local watering hole: the R.  
So as it turns out, that foundation we were so proud of make-shift leveling was exactly that; shifty.  The doors didn't quite fit at the end (whoops!).  But thanks to the skill of our local furniture craftsman and his router, our shed now has perfectly fitting "custom" doors, and a reason to omit its pre-fab pre-fix.

More new volunteers and compost bins!
Lots of raking and shoveling of mulch required dust masks - you never know what's in the Brooklyn soil...

Monday, July 13, 2009

First BBQ of the Season!

This Sunday was the first BBQ of the season and it was an enormous success!  Everyone brought a little something and we ended up with a lot of everything.  After a long afternoon of hard work building compost bins, weeding, and painting the shed, we delved in like wild gluttons and celebrated our day's achievements! 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Time Happening Here

A project to be manifest Thursday July 9th - we will continue this lovely passage through to the Graham side by clearing out some of the weeds, and lining the path with branches and stones.
Wrapped in plastic, but what a beauty.  A computer rendering from our local hardware chain becomes reality under the supervision of expert art installers Jen and Seth, as well as Todd, a fantastic new mechanically inclined volunteer.  Finishing touches will polish off this project, due to take place this holiday weekend.  Our choice of placement was influenced by Jane Jacobs- the great- more visibility, more "eyes" keep things safe and secure when properly applied.