Home Is Where Your Heart Is

When my family and I decided to move to Bainbridge, Washington from Manhattan, New York, to say we were taken aback by the towns beauty was an understatement. Bainbridge Island is a somewhat quaint little settlement that is accessed from Seattle via ferry. The scenery is absolutely amazing and with the crime rate being so low, I thought it would be a perfect place to raise our two children and escape the harsh city living.

While there were a number of beautiful homes available on the market, my wife and I decided to build our home from the ground up. However, we didn’t realize some of the challenges we may face when building on the island. As beautiful as the scenery may be, it most times is drowned out by sheets of rain as it rains quite often on this little island. That made getting a lot of our building completed a bit of a challenge. Especially when it came to doing our roof. We searched roofing contractor Bainbridge WA and found a really great contractor to handle our roofing however, it just took quite a while due to the weather.

Nevertheless, once the building was complete, we finally began to settle into our new home. That was over six years ago, and we’ve been loving it ever since. We even began a small vegetable garden that supplies most of our meals daily. Being city folks, gardening wasn’t something either one of us was familiar with. But with a bit of research we came across lots of ideas and gardening tips to help us get started.

Aside from our garden, we noticed that many of the locals have chicken coops in their backyards. Well, as they say, “When in Rome,” right? So, yeah, you guessed it. We too got ourselves … Read More ...