Wednesday, July 22, 2020

A Farmhouse style end table makeover | On The Creek Blog

An ordinary end table gets a farmhouse makeover!

Remember my upcycled dining bench made from an old end table?  Here is what I did with the matching end table!

I was originally going to make a matching bench but I wanted to do a simple project so an end table makeover it was!

This project came together pretty smoothly.  I love when that happens!

Here's how it all went down:

Monday, July 13, 2020


building trellis supports for tomato plants | on the creek blog //
We built a support system for our tomato plants!

Our tomato plants are off to a fantastic start this year!  They're doing so great that they need a lot of additional support!

We started the season by using some tomato cages we already had & using stakes for the rest.  We quickly outgrew that situation, so we needed to do something more.  Even the tomato cages weren't strong enough to contain these tomatoes!

I saw this homemade tomato trellis on Pinterest & I knew I wanted to do something similar.

My husband, James, & I used posts from Tractor Supply.  For the trellis wire, we used 17 gauge electric fence wire.  We ended up using almost the entire roll of wire for the trellis!  We'll probably add more wire to the top of the posts as the plants grow.

James spent a Saturday morning stringing the trellis together.  We were initially going to put posts on each end of the tomato rows, but we still needed more support, so we added even more posts in the middle.

To create the trellis, James wrapped the wire around to create an area between the plants so they could sit on the wire & be supported.  He did this in a few p so the tomato plants l have support as they grow taller.  He even wrapped the plants with tomato cages around them 

Monday, July 06, 2020

Garden update for June 2020 | On The Creek Blog

Here's the garden update for June 2020!

The garden is off to a great start this year!

We planted the garden over Memorial Day weekend this year.  When we planted, the tomatoes were super tiny & I was afraid they weren't going to make it.  A few weeks in, I added the natural blood meal to the plants.  Then they really started to take off!

Our tomato plants are now huge!  They're the biggest tomato plants we've ever grown & it's only a little into July!

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