Monday, December 5, 2016

The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving!  I ate too much!!
Church group's Christmas party this weekend.  I ate too much!
Attended a "wine tasting" party too.  I ate too much!
Hmmm.... starting to see a pattern....
And now we wait for the Christmas celebrations!

THIS Sunday, covered dish luncheon at church...
NEXT Sunday, my family gathers here at our home to eat...
The NEXT Sunday is Christmas... 
Ohhhhh.... I'm in trouble.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Time Out For Leaf Watching

Yeah, I'm one of those people.  I like the Fall.
I like the changing of the leaves.  And I like riding mountain roads.
So this past weekend, the Mrs. and I took a trip to the North Georgia mountains,
and stayed in Blue Ridge, GA.
Part of our weekend was the train ride along the Toccoa River over to Copperhill, TN. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Updating the Garden Shed

Some 20-odd years ago, I moved a small barn to my property.
As I worked, and cleared the land, it became my "work shed."
Then, as home construction took place, it was a "storage pile."
But once we moved in, it became the true garden shed
it was meant to be, and has been ever since 1994.
But now... the old girl is falling down.
Remember that deck I tore off earlier this year?
Those planks (weathered and mildewed black) are now the new siding!!
In this picture, those below the window are replaced already.
And the project is now finished, except for cleaning up,
and hauling off some of the old buckets and trash.
Should last another 30 or 40 years now!!


Thursday, October 13, 2016

How Many Years?

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...
Lots of work to be done around here before Winter arrives.
But.... we DID take a night out to attend our ....
Oh my, where did THOSE years get to so fast?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Recycling An Old Door

Took a break this week from the daily routine
to have some creative fun with an old DOOR....
And I do mean OLD.... got it from an old house built in 1840.
I've been saving it--in my barn--for more than 20 years,
just to fulfill this little need.
Notice the old rusted hinges, the black CUT square nails...
But I had to cut it down to the right size...
and round off the corners, and sand off the old paint.
(I left the end showing on the left... it had some "critter's"
chewing marks where they had tried to get under the door!
And the two holes by the sander are where the old door knob
and skeleton key lock were located.)

Today I added the legs, and relocated the new TABLE
to our screened porch. 
 Next step will be staining the top,
and putting a coat of polyurethane on it... next week.
I love this kind of stuff!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Morning Surprise

Despite our HEAT wave here in the South,
the mornings have been very nice lately.
So I've gotten up early, grabbed my coffee, and enjoyed the
peaceful mornings on our porch swing.
This morning, as the sun was rising, a flock of geese came
by to say "hello"... sure made me yearn even more for Fall.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"Free Range" Chickens

I guess "free range" means they can go anywhere!
And she DID lay her egg right there on the lawn mower!