Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bees were out today!!!

The bees were outside enjoying the 50 degree weather. It looked like they were cleaning out the dead bees and basically cleaning out the hive.

Can you see them??? They were busy little bees buzzing around stretching their wings! 

They will have to batten down the hatch - Winter is not over yet. Another snowy day is predicted for tomorrow. But it was nice to see them surviving the cold Winter. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Homemade Barn Door and Metal Hardware

Below is the new barn door that my husband and Uncle built and installed.  I ABSOLUTELY love it!  Behind the barn door is the bathroom. 

Monday, October 14, 2013


Once again - sorry for my absence.  LOL

We have been SO busy it's unbelievable!  I am happy to report that we are one step closer to moving to the country.  Our master suite addition is being built as I type - and I think we are within 2 weeks of a finish date.  We have also begun the process of preparing for our house sale out of the city.  (Fingers crossed that we can sell our house!) :-)

Below will sum it up and I will have to give more details later.


Here's a couple of sneak peeks on the inside:

Oh phooey - sorry so few photos - I'm having a problem with uploading photos.

Have a great day - I'll figure this out!  I'll be back...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Garden Issues

Well since my garden has been somewhat of a disappointment this year, I have been focusing in other areas. This crazy weather this summer has wrecked havoc on just about everything in the garden. One week extreme hot, one week too much rain, three weeks cold, one or two weeks of lack of rain etc. etc.

However, there are a few notable mentions. Asparagus, rhubarb and a plethora of strawberries...and wait for it...blackberries galore!!! We are just beginning to pick LOADS of blackberries!  I think it's considered a bumper crop! I'm planning on making some blackberry jam, blackberry pies, and freeze some berries for or wine production.  Did I tell you guys about the wine making station my husband built?  I don't think I did - I will have to share that in a future post.  It's awesome!

Also on our 3 year old fruit trees we have about a dozen apples or so (Gala and Macintosh)!!! Our blueberries started producing this year too - they are about 2 year old plants now. I also saw about 6-8 big bunches or grapes.  So I truly cannot complain...just one of those years.

So take that squash bugs that destroyed my zucchini...and blight...and Mother Nature - LOL - perhaps my Fall gardens will do better.

Here's a couple of other photos of things going on at the farm:

Honeybees are buzzing around and busy making honey!


My husband made the front of his barn beautiful!  Added some cosmos, shasta daisies, cone flowers, black eyed susans, and he has been diligently transferring flowers from the city to the country.  On the right of the window we have our gigantic sunflowers.  To the extreme right is a butterfly bush in memory of my belated mother-in-law.  In the middle we plan on adding some cold frames to help beat some of the weather issues.

Our new chickens are doing well too...see how much they've grown below.  Pretty soon we will mix the girls in with the older ladies and hopefully if all goes well, they should start producing some eggs.

Hope everyone has a nice weekend.  We are heading to the farm to check out our new bedroom suite addition to the farmhouse!  It is in the early stage but still very exciting!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Old Dresser Converted to a Bathroom Vanity

Well - I'm sorry I have been away for so long.  No excuses...I did get bombarded with anonymous posts and some of them got very vicious!  I changed my settings and I think we are back in business.

So anyway - we are progressing along and getting closer and closer to moving to the country.  In fact, we are just about ready to start our bedroom addition to the farmhouse.  Construction is supposed to start this week!

So that being said - below is a project we did this past weekend.  We converted an old dresser into a bathroom vanity.  We are so excited and thrilled with the results.  Check it out. 

DRESSER BEFORE (ABOVE) (sorry a little blurry)