Finally we were able to start the process of turning this bare earth into something somewhat decent. First we tackled the patio. I’ve done paver patios in the past and almost every time I have the same thought process: This will be great! What was I thinking I should stop now and pay someone IContinue reading “The Patio Oasis- Before and After”
We were just hitting our stride then the snow came. Lots of snow. When it finally melted in March we resumed the project. We wanted to get everything done before spring rolled around because we remembered how overgrown things were when we started. By working through the tail end of the winter we didn’t haveContinue reading “The Oasis Project- Paver Patio Prep”
Once my wife and I decided we were going to do this project solo, we decided to wait for mother nature to do her thing and let the plant life die for the winter. Without all the greenery including the hidden poison ivy, it was easier to get an idea of the projects scope. WeContinue reading “The Oasis Project- Breaking Ground”
I have this extremely annoying thing where I don’t like paying someone to do something I can do. I also have this other annoying thing where I don’t like paying someone to do something I never tried to do. So when we bought our house in October of 2020 I found myself with a lotContinue reading “The Oasis Project- The Beginning”
Every community has their origin story. Like Mike creating Viking as a soccer camp community in 1993. In the beginning the community was small.
An Introduction | The People are the Community | The Purpose is the Mission | Growth is Diversity | The Rules are the Culture | Putting it all Together Nothing feels more rewarding than creating a good set of rules. Few things feel better when people follow those rules. When the rules work it feels likeContinue reading “The Rules are the Culture”
Whenever I’m asked to help a group grow, one of the first things I look at are it’s people.
Having a purpose forces you to stay in your lane on the way to your destination.
There is always an origin story when building a community.
Communities are everywhere you look.