The cupolla has arrived and needs to have the base sided in log siding, then it is ready for my special weathervane (it's a surprise!).
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I had no idea that the quest for drinking water would be frought with so many trials (I forgot to tell you about the severed phone line and a few other mis-haps along the way.)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
What a great addition he will be. And now our breeding potential has increased quite a bit.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This system has worked out perfectly for us. In the past two weeks we have planted many trees, so watering is an everyday chore. This particular day we started planting sweet gum trees along the new driveway to the barn. This driveway was created from the shale that was removed during the excavation for our log home. It will facilitate hay delivery and horse trailers quite conveniently. Planting trees alongside will make it picturesque.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
By Sunday morning, however, the bees had settled down and were back to business as usual in their new neighborhood.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Yes, it came complete with a pink John Deere hat!
Addendum: A special thanks to our friend Kelley for volunteering for farm duty on Sunday morning. Kelley and her hubby Donny showed up right after dawn to "dig in" to morning chores.
The help was greatly appreciated.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
As the day wore on, the soil dried enough to be workable and I planted this year's garlic crop. Last year's crop supplied us with fresh garlic all winter long. Amazingly, it stayed fresh all winter in our pantry. I also put up the snow pea tee-pees and planted the peas (a little late this year). Today's warm weather will give me the opportunity to get more of the earlier crops into the ground. I did happen to notice that our garden is absolutely teeming with earthworms...the sign of healthy soil.
It presently looks a bit gray, but with walnut stain and many coats of varnish, it will darken up quite nicely. The fireplace will be covered in stone...to match the exterior of the house and the chimney.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Where is Moonbeam? Still munching tender grass in the pasture...so much tastier than water!
PS....this water is from our barn well. We still have not finished with the house well....and although it was found to have sulfur, we plan to aerate the sulfur out of it....more to come about that!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
If you have ever seen the Disney movie "Cars" you will agree with me that she looks a bit like the tractors in that movie. Can you see her face?
Monday, April 13, 2009
I spent a great deal of time this weekend painting these new hives white.