Thursday, August 25, 2016

Making Progress...Slowly

It's been a while since I've posted about my "barn" remodel.
But I'm still at it, and making slow progress.
But progress, none-the-less!
Front half of 24' x 40' building is now cleaned out,
and a new block foundation put under it.
Will be "turning the corner" in another week!
 


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Late Summer Goodies

MUSCADINES!!
 


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Pretty Is...As Pretty Does

 
Noticed how pretty these crepe myrtles were today along my fence.  
Love them!


Friday, July 22, 2016

Ignoring The Garden

This year my garden has been a bust!
Everything pretty much dried up, and died. 
I did get the tomato plants up and going, but the fruit
never developed into more than a golf ball size.
And the taste wasn't good at all.
I've NEVER had this kind of season...
drought is the worst, rabbits & armadillos nibbling
what DOES start growing, and just overall BAD
for everything.
LESSONS LEARNED!
>Fall soil prep is key... tilling in the lime
>Fall gathering of leaves is critical
for composting and for mulching later
>Putting down that mulch when the plants come up!
And I'm already dreaming about next year!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Vacation Bible School


So now that we are full-fledged adults,
VBS has taken on a whole bunch of new adventures.
Now, I get to help decorate, build sets, paint cardboard,
and cut out lots of different shapes!
So here is this year's effort.
All decorated one week before the big kickoff!
I do believe we are ready!!
 


Friday, July 8, 2016

Blueberry Time

Even with the drought here at my place
(and it is officially a "SEVERE" drought,
according to our local weather forecasters),
somehow my blueberry bushes have provided a few berries.
But they are loaded!  And if rain comes, I may get more!
Today we picked about 2 quarts.
I figure that's really good considering....
The garden?  Well, it's done for.  A few struggling tomatoes,
and that's it.   So we'll eat blueberries!
 


Saturday, June 25, 2016

"Restructuring The Barn" Project

Even with this unbearable HEAT, I still have projects to do.
So up early this morning--when it was only 80--and out to the barn.
A few weeks ago, I put in a cement block wall in the first section.
Today I "rebuilt" the wall framing for that section.
I added a door.  And also had to "relocate" that electric box.
The entire section is 10 feet long, and there are 4 to do.
It was HOT!  I was Sweating!  And I broke my glasses!
But I did get this part finished before lunch time.
And after lunch I just rested in the A/C....