Sunday, December 23, 2012

2 loads moved

Well I was able to get two trailer loads moved today.  The trailer is only 4 x 8 so it doesn't hold as much as I would like at a time.  But it was nice to get some stuff moved today.  Some snow is forecasted for tonight and I have to work tomorrow, so I don't know if anything will get moved tomorrow but it will get done eventually I am sure!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Delayed Moving Time

We were planning on moving today.  Then yesterday we got our first blizzard of the season.  The drifts are so tall there is no way to get through them with a truck and trailer.  It would be nice to just delay for one day but the roads are still not looking the best.  Hopefully the county road crews are able to get the roads cleared and we can get both driveways cleared and at least get somethings moved this weekend and then can finish up on Christmas Eve!   
Wish us luck!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Play set for the Kids!

I saw a post on Craigslist of someone giving away a wooden playground.  It was a big one, ten years old, and would be a heck of a lot of work to take apart!  I thought about it for a short while but I knew this was probably the only way I would ever be able to get something like this for my kids.  So after two trips with the big trailer and three constant days of work, my kids have a playground to call there own.

And it was worth it all when I was able to stand back and watch them play and hear their happy voices!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wood floors - stain going on

After cleaning the wood floors a couple times, it was time to start staining.
This is a picture of the beginning of the staining.  I have now gotten all the stain on.
And this weekend I will hopefully be able to put three clear coats on and then be done with the floors!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wood Floors

On the main floor of the house has the original wood flooring in the LR, DR, hall, and 2 BR's.
They were in bad shape but I really wanted to use them so I rented a floor sander and got to work on them.  Then I had to hand sand all the edges.  There was several pieces that had cracked and a few gouges here and there, but I think that adds charcter so I didn't try to fix that.  Now I will clean them up and get ready for the stain and finish.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Youngest daughter's room

Part of the open attic has been transitioned into my youngest daughters bedroom.
I didn't take a picture before we started, but it was just an open attic with no floor or any thing.

Here it is with a skylight installed, drywall hung, and subfloor installed.

And here it is with the drywall finished and painted. 

All that's left is to hang the new light, and install carpet! 
And she loves her new room, she tells me everytime we go out there!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kitchen cabinets are here!

The first three cabinets installed!

Other cabinets out of their boxes and sitting in livingroom!

I got all the old shelving and countertop out of the kitchen and got it painted a few weeks ago, then the new cabinets and countertop came in so installation could start!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 Garden

As soon as I closed on the propery I went to work getting a garden started.  And I jumped in with both feet, my garden this year is about 20'x60'.   Although it has been tough to keep up with it while working on the house to get it ready for us to move into, and trying to keep up with the current house and my three kids, I am still very glad to have this garden.  And as you can tell I put together the fence by only buying 5 posts and using everything else that I salvaged from other areas of the property.  Not pretty but it works great. 

This year I planted 7 rows of sweet corn, 2 bushel gourds, 2 lumina pumpkins, 1 chili pepper, 3 red carribbean peppers, 2 hillbilly orange tomatoes, 2 beefsteak tomatoes, 1 striped roman tomato, 12 la roma tomatoes, 2 sugar baby watermelons, 12 russet potatoes, 1 row lincoln peas, 6 broccoli, and 2 huckleberries.

We have harvested quite a bit from the garden already and have some plants still going strong.  I am already planning on an expansion for next year!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I recently purchased six acres of land with a small house, tiny barn, and a little stream.  We have a lot of work ahead of us to make this into our happy little homestead but we are very eager to dig in and get started.

We hope you will follow along with us on our new journey!