Friday, May 22, 2009

Garden Pics, Espaliered Trees, Rain Barrel

After days of hard work here's how our garden is looking today. For those of you who wanted to know, you'll see our espaliered fruit trees and our rain barrel too. Looking forward to seeing how everything looks when I get back from my next trip!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On The Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness

An interesting thing about this book is that is was written by one of my label mates, Andrew Peterson. Writing music and books! Wow. Inspiring.

I just spent the weekend in Denmark with my band. A weekend overseas means lots of travel time for reading. A sleepless night while in Denmark also allowed for much reading time! So with all that time to read I just finished Andrew's book "On the Edge Of The Dark Sea Of Darkness."

I like reading children's books. Partly because I'm sort of afraid of reading adult books. They're scary.

If you are into books like Harry Potter or Narnia this book is in that same realm of children's fantasy. Andrew has created quite an imaginary world and has infused his own humour throughout the book. I don't know Andrew all that well but he had me chuckling to myself quite a bit throughout. I'll admit that the beginning felt a bit slow to me but I think that was due in part to learning the characters and the context for the story. Once things got moving I didn't want to put it down. That may have had something to do with my sleepless night in Denmark! And since I read most of it straight through my mind was a little warped. I was thinking about thwaps in my home garden and wondering if I'd have any. And I hoped Slarb, a Fang from Dang wouldn't be anywhere near my children.

Support a great musician and author. Pick up this book and tell your friends about it! While you're there why not grab Andrew's newest album Resurrection Letters Volume 2. I can vouch for the quality of that record too!



Monday, May 11, 2009

Chirstmas Music, Sping and 11 Years of Marriage

The last few weeks have been quite busy as you can observe by my lack of posts! Fun busy though. We (Downhere) completed recording our first Christmas album. I gotta say it's pretty dang good. It will release in September and is called How Many Kings. We recorded some traditional Christmas songs a few of our own and a few that are just a little wacky. We had fun with it for sure! Marc wrote a post after it was completed.

Then during my home time Sherri and I have been busy working in our gardens. Our gardens, the ones we own! I'm still a little in awe about owning our own property. It is such a gift to be able to own a home. So for our first spring in our home we have been out in the garden quite a bit. I've been able to get my espaliered trees planted and pruned and tied up. A Macintosh apple, Honeycrisp apple and a Redhaven peach tree. We also planted a couple of blueberry bushes to go with our strawberries and raspberries. I'll post some pictures soon. We've planted and transplanted lots!! And the vegetable garden is still to come. I think we'll plant that next week as we have a frost warning still even tonight.

Then this past week Sherri and I celebrated our 11th anniversary! I can honestly say without a doubt this past year was the best one of our marriage and I'm so excited to see what the future will bring for us and our family! Sherri you are a wonderful woman and I feel blessed beyond all measure to have you in my life let alone being my wife! I love you! Sherri did a post about our 10th anniversary last year which we celebrated in style. This year however, only dinner and a movie. Oh well.




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