Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I LOVE VISITORS! Made my absolute day that Lori, Tara, and AJ came to visit for a day! Lori and AJ braved a tractor ride with Daniel! Oh what fun we had!

More Pics!

These pics wouldn't fit under 7/20/2010. New garden!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

As of 7/20/2010:

Here are the most recent pictures of the house and of the gardens. The old garden still has sweet corn, strawberries, and onions planted in it. The rest of the space will be used for a fall garden. The big garden has the tomatoes, summer & winter squash, cucumbers, green & black beans, okra, broccoli, watermelon, pumpkins, and peppers. Some things are growing better than others, but that is to be expected especially considering where I planted them. We finally have enough for the market, but I am going to Oklahoma this weekend so that is where the produce will be sold. Hayden's flowers continue to bloom and are just beautiful, as are the morning glories climbing the fence of the old garden. The house additions include the finished roof, guttering, and the painting of the attached building. Our most recent guests asked if it was a new side building - oh what a gallon of paint can disguise!

Monday, July 19, 2010

One big weekend!

So from July 9 to the morning of July 12th Daniel and myself worked probably 45 hours on the house. Daniel and his cousin Kevin framed out the pitch on the top of the roof to correct our leaking flat roof and I washed, primed, and painted all of the outside trim around the house. After that was done, we (mostly Daniel) put up guttering all along the house. With the exception of a few problems (that are correctable) it all held up well during a recent downpour! It is amazing what a little paint can do. I also painted one of the attached buildings but haven't taken a picture of the finished project yet. Maybe later when it cools off a little!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another Day in Paradise!

The country song Another Day in Paradise keeps running through my head but I can't seem to get it on my playlist! Maybe tomorrow!

This and that!

So I thought I would add some random pictures from the farm and also add the song that just keeps playing through my head at this point. Keep in mind the roof is leaking major and the basement is flooding!

Mama raccoon and her babies - cute now, but not when they grow up and get in our stuff! She was quite smart to make her home in the second floor of one of the barns!

Does anybody remember those famous Chia Pets?! We have our own from a tree that Daniel cut down but it is trying to make a come back! Ch-Ch-Ch- Chia!
Once it stops raining I will take pictures of the gardens! Plants are growing like crazy, if I could just keep everything healthy it would be nice.
I am working on before and after pictures that I will put together hopefully before the end of the month. We still have a lot to do, but it sure does look a lot different!