We have such beautiful plants and trees at the farm. We have a pear tree, an apple tree, a plum tree, 3 cherry trees, a grape arbor and a blueberry bush. On top of this we have ample blackberries, the willows are growing back, and a huge cottonwood that is sending out a million cottonwood … Continue reading #21 Cabinet love
This happened today, I finally got around to painting the front door, and freshly painting the white trim. I don't think I'd painted the trim yet in this picture, though. Doesn't it look amazing?! I'm so impressed with how it turned out. I've been the queen of finish painting for a week. So. Much. … Continue reading #20 Halsey in the House: paint until your feet hurt, demo in the heat, laugh a little!
I have had no idea how to write this post. First I was waiting until our kind investor approved our plan. Then I was waiting because we both seemed to be handling the overwhelming tasks ahead of us in our own way, and I didn't want to share that with the world yet. Then I … Continue reading #19 About Face
Having two seniors graduating in the beginning of June, plus other family obligations/events and social life/work obligations/events puts a big crimp in one's plans to get stuff DONE at the farm. This is a reality shot for you. No sense in hiding anything. It's clear, I'm sure, that while we have talent and moxie, we … Continue reading #18 Reality Check
School was not my favorite yesterday, the Wednesday after Memorial Day weekend. I took a personal day on Tuesday to paint #tinyempire, and when I returned things were no easier. Sometimes, no matter how hard I work, no matter how much I pour my heart and soul and money and time and passion and talent … Continue reading #17 Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day.
Went home after day two in an 83 degree classroom and dragged the air conditioner out of the attic. Living the dream. #yesitshotandnotheresnoACatschool Then I drove to the property to meet Tom and our investor. One cannot help but look at this property and love it. Everyone that comes by thinks, "Wow!" I took a … Continue reading #16 Let’s re-evaluate 5.24.17
Get your mind out of the gutter. Tom was imagining some sort of "keep your house weather proofed in Oregon, because you never know what you're gonna get." I said "we need to say 'flash me.'" He thought I meant actually flashing you, and I had to assure him that was not my intention. Tom finished … Continue reading #15 Flash Me
I'm trying to not notice how sad the willow tree looks. Moving on... We worked exclusively in the yard today. Part of the reason is because we had two 15 year old workers that easily went a little rogue today, or to "free lance" as Tom puts it when he works with new apprentices and … Continue reading #14 Ugly Ducklings and Swans
My arms are so tired! I learned from last week NOT to wear my new glasses to paint in, #stillfindingspeckles. The ceiling in the main room is still not done and took 1.5 gallons of paint already! But it looks so much better. As I was working my local smart aleck said, "now that … Continue reading #13 Painting ceilings does not make you like Michelangelo
One of the sadder things one that owns trees has to do is decide to take limbs off for the health of the tree in the long run, or to take a tree down altogether because it's necessary. One of the biggest treasures this property has is its trees. They are majestic and bountiful and … Continue reading #12 For the love of trees