Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a Glimpse...

Just a little glimpse of our new family room. Still working on trim and then carpet...but the big part of the job -the part we have been working on for what seems f-o-r-e-v-e-r (you know -walls, electrical, doors, taping, texturing, paint) is complete! AND -much to my relief -my main contribution is done. Now moving forward onto other projects to get ready for my little Finn...happiness and relief!

Perhaps I should mention that this remodel was not just the family also included an entry room with closet and the girls room. I'll be dusting up remodel dust for a while I bet...

Lost a Lady...

Yeah of the dogs got a hold of a "Lady"....and now, Red Rex Rooster keeps his ladies close and is much more protective. Have to admit -it's quite entertaining to watch him boss them around. They are starting to do what chickens do in the egg department. No eggs yet -but they are definitely doing their thing!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Found Object...

I have wanted a terrarium for a long time, but didn't want to settle for just any old glass container. Lucky for me, right when I wasn't looking -and- it was far from my mind, one shows up! Isn't that how it goes?

A favorite 2nd hand bargain shop is going out of business and we went to find a few needed items. Namely, a TV stand for the new family room. Of course, we found our new TV stand -and a very kickin' one at that! Four much needed dining room chairs and a few odd-ball items that I just had to have (dishes and such). Then, right by the front door, this glass globe caught my eye...perfect!!!

I was so excited, the very next day I went out and bought my plants and decided no terrarium was complete with out a few now, I take pleasure in introducing you to Kermit and Kiwi. Such fun!

As we were putting together our lovely new terrarium, Lance took count: 4 kids, 13 chickens, 2 cows, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 14 fish, a swarm a of bees...and now, add 2 Green Anole lizards! (should we count their food of choice, crickets?)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Have Bees!

The other night Lance was out and about the farm and happened across a swarm of bees ... and today, well ~ we have a bee box in our orchard! "Sweet!" I love this photo of Lance walking across the pasture in his bee suit...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In the Hen House...

One of my favorites from the gaggle of can you resist her pretty colors?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

She Bakes...and I Eat!

Barefoot Contessa -Parties! Carrot Cake Cupcakes

The Sister Test...Cupcake Wins!

A new enjoyment...devouring my oldest daughter's baking! Oh yes, I have been craving to bake but haven't the time. Ausha on the other hand, does. Yesterday she whipped up some apple tarts and today it was little carrot cakes topped with yummy homemade cream cheese frosting -my favorite! This isn't a new love of hers, just one that she is really starting to get good at. I think it just may be her summer break hobby...

Also new for me: The 365 photo project. A photo a day. A way to stop and take in your surroundings in a bit different way. The photo of the carrot cake was my "Day 1" submission. Wish me luck - I may need it to stay on top of this photo project!