We knew when we bought our fixer-upper historic log cabin ten years ago that we would need a new bulkhead sooner than we’d like. Next to having to rip the entire roof off of the house, this was the biggest home improvement project we have completed. The old cement bulkhead was beginning to fall off into the lake, and much of our lakefront property had eroded. Although it was a huge job, I am happy the original bulkhead hung in there for almost a decade!
The picture below shows the old cement bulkhead:
The old cement bulkhead had to be broken up and hauled out to the dumpster in our driveway:
The new posts were driven into the lakebed:
You can see how much of the land eroded that we gained back with the new bulkhead:
Huge truckloads of dirt were delivered and dumped in the driveway:
The construction company had to take down our fence and use trucks and bobcats to transport materials in and out of the lakefront area, which meant leash-walking all the dogs while the project was underway.
Dirt was then hauled to the lakeside and back-filled to the new bulkhead:
It was a stressful (and messy!) time, but I am relieved that the new bulkhead is completed!
New wooden bulkhead:
Agatha is a three year-old German Shorthaired Pointer who was found as a stray in Northern New Jersey. GSP Rescue of NJ stepped in to help this sweet girl. Agatha was on stray-hold for a week, and then was spayed by the rescue’s vet in North Jersey.
On November 16th, we drove north about an hour to a turnpike rest-stop to meet a fellow rescue volunteer who offered to transport Agatha so we didn’t have to drive as far to pick her up.
Agatha had a stuffed monkey to help her heal from her surgery.
Once we met her in person, we quickly agreed that Agatha looked more like an English Pointer than a German Shorthaired Pointer.
Another fellow GSP Rescue volunteer who had seen our pictures of Agatha on our Facebook, fell in love, and decided to adopt her!
One of my students fell in love with Agatha and drew her picture as a gift to her forever family.
Just a few days later, on the night before Thanksgiving, the rescue volunteer and her husband came to meet Agatha, and took her home!
Happy Thanksgiving, Agatha and Family!
Brian and Jenny on the Dog is Good Lifestyles Show!
Another enjoyable New Jersey Brewery!
Kelly Green Brewing Company, located in Pittman, NJ, is open Wednesdays from 5 – 10PM, Thursdays from 5 – 10 PM, Fridays from 3- 10 PM, Saturdays from 12 – 10 PM, and Sundays from 12:30 am – 6 PM.
You can take a tour any time during brewery hours, and if you don’t plan to hang out in their tasting room, you can bring your growler in to be filled with your favorite Kelly Green Brewing Co. beer.
Right now their beer cannot be bought in stores – it is brewed and sold exclusively at the brewery.
We enjoyed the beer, the atmosphere, and the fellow beer drinkers here!
Another day, another brewery for Señorita Margarita…
Human Village Brewing Company in Pittman, NJ!
The Smashing Pumpkin Ale was delish!
A colleague at work recommended we try Bonesaw Brewing Co. so of course we couldn’t resist!
Owned by a surgeon and his brother-in-law, Bonesaw is open 7 days a week, and allows dogs on the outdoor patio area.
This brewery has quite a few beers on tap! Click HERE to see their menu.
We very much enjoyed our flight of beer, and will definitely visit Bonesaw again soon!