Sunday, November 27, 2016

Just Another Day on the Farm

We are finally back from our three weeks in Florida. I could tell by refilling my vitamin container that we were four weeks in the motor home.  We spent the weekdays in Sarasota, and the weekends parked in my parents driveway.  We played Mexican Train, worked on fences, did some shopping.  I also got to bring some treasures home.  Say hello to the coffee and tea station.

And to the bread making station.

These stainless steel canisters sat on the counter when I was growing up. I'm thrilled to have them in my kitchen now.

We also brought home dog beds, and so far Daisy is really a fan.

John put a heated blanket inside the mattress and she is so comfortable now. Sometimes when she comes back on the porch there are a couple of cats on it, and she'll just stand there and look at them. It's like she can't kick them off and is trying to get them to move by glaring at them. As soon as I free up real estate on the dog bed she is on it.  I think that between that and the glucosamine she is feeling better. She's likely close to 10 or 11 years old and has always been an outside dog.

We spent most of the holiday working on the big barn.  Tim worked at installing the shelves.

We also took a load to the dump, and reorganized everything in the barn.  The goal is to get the Motorhome back under cover sometime this week.

The boat is suspended from the rafters, no fiberglass can be done during the colder weather.

I need to go back to work to get some rest!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

First Day of School!

She was so excited!

Let's go already!

Still excited at after school pickup!

Monday, October 17, 2016

It's October ALREADY?

How did that happen?

In August we worked on getting issues with the motor home taken care of.  We thought we had a water tabk leak, but it turned out to be a fitting that was the issue.

Happily, we were able to refit the water tank that was under the seat to one of the basement compartments. John also added an extra water tank, so we now carry more water than we ever had before.

We took a couple of weekend trips to test it all out.

We mostly stayed in the NC, VA, WV area, there are all sorts of interesting places to visit.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pool Party in the Shade!

It's has been beastlyhot here for the last couple of weeks. In the 90's every day. We wanted to be able to get wet, and tried to put up the inflatable ring pool, but it had a leak, the air lasted only a few hours.  Karol and Andy still had their pool from last year, so we pulled it out and set it up. It went up quick, and filled up in about three hours  our old filter connected fine, and a couple of chlorine tablets and we are good to go. They even have the pool cover so we can cover it if we get a bad storm.

So today we are having a pool party.  Papa is mowing, and then he'll head over for a bucket of KFC.

The kids are working on crushing cans.

Holly is already in the pool!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Indoor Beehive

This is the tube connecting the indoor hive with the outdoors.

Here's where we put the jar of sugar water.

The is the flow frame, before they started sealing between the cells.

This one is from yesterday, they are completely covering the flow frame.

This is the back of the hive. Since there is more of a gap on that side, they are building extra cells. 

Up close your can see the cells.

They are evry

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Moving a Barn

Yep, we moved barn a barn.

Friday, May 6, 2016


Boy do we have eggs. I hope I have enough cartons!

Meanwhile, Mother Duck is sitting on a pile of them.