Saturday, April 30, 2011

Don't Forget...

to check out The Merc tonight!!
Ulysses and Robert will be there.

:> )

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ohhhhh My...

I'm in the company of two very famous American generals and one, the future president!
(Man, I could have sworn they were taller.)

General Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are my May 1st Firewood Folks © offerins' on TDIPT Mercantile.
:> )

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Whew! I've Been Busier Than...

a mosquito at a nudist colony!

I finally finished my two Firewood Folks© for TDIPT Mercantile for May 1st!

Here's a sneak peek...

Hmmm... I wonder who they could be??

I'll keep you posted.
Oh and I'm sure I'll be back soon. It's been a while and I'm feelin' a lil' ornery.
;> )

Friday, April 22, 2011

Among All The Chocolate Bunnies...

colored eggs, marshmallow Peeps and cellophane shredded grass, please remember to teach your wee ones the true meaning of Easter.

Blessings to you and your kin this Easter weekend.
:> )

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Oh My Achin' Back...

Just a few before and after pics of how the clean up is comin' along down by the ol' dairy barn.

As we cut and hauled massive rotted barn beams and dragged gigantic stones, I couldn't help but think about the men who built it all by hand. No farm equipment, just men and horsepower. Man, I have the utmost respect for them!!
It also puts into perspective how easy our lives have become. I will never complain about havin' to get gas for the chain saw ever again.

It doesn't look like much, but believe me my achin' muscles would beg to differ with you!

It's been rainin' for days so clean up is put on hold for now. But I will continue to post photos. In the meantime, I'll stock up on Advil and Bengay.
:> )

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hubs Brought Me Home A New Friend...

She's an ol' timer but she's freakin' AWESOME and I love her so!!!!

Meet... Wanda.

She's goin' to help me move all the huge barn beams and gigantic rocks.
We're tryin' to figure out what year she was made.
Either late 30's or early 40's. She still runs like a champ! Heck, of course she does! She was made in the good ol' U.S. of A.

I thought about restorin' her, but I think she looks pretty spiffy just as she is. She just needs a good scrubbin'.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Havin' A Bad Day...

I bet I can make you smile...

See, I told ya so.

Have a great weekend folks. Remember to smile.
And enjoy nature too!
:> )

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Darla...

Eleven years ago today this precious lil' pooch was born. I can't express the joy and happiness she has brought into my life!!!

And continues to do so...

:> )

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Still Pullin', Tuggin and Draggin'...

Well, we're on our second weekend of clearin' out down around the ol' dairy barn foundation. I've got aches and pains in places I didn't think possible. I'm also scratched up and black and blue but I must admit I am lovin' every minute of it!

Fresh air and hard work is good for the soul!

While I was down there I snapped some pics to share. Man, I love all the textures!

On top of all this, I'm also workin' on some new creations!
So I'll keep ya posted...
:> )

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Among all His creatures in heaven or earth...

God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things." ~John Jewel

Enjoy nature.
:> )

Monday, April 4, 2011

"Hard Work...

spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." ~Sam Ewing

Well if this is true, my hubs and I will have enough character for the rest of our lives when we get done with this next project!

When we had to have our 160 year old dairy barn dismantled I couldn't bring myself to have what was left of the beautiful foundation, bulldozed and destroyed. Then Friday I had a brainstorm! Why not turn it into a really cool, rustic outdoor livin' area?!

Sounds fantastic!! Sure, back breakin' labor will be involved and I might drop dead before it's all said and done but heck, at least I'll have muscles like Popeye!

See that stone silo base next to my hubs? I want to clean it all out and turn it into a lil' pond. Wouldn't that be cute??
(I plan on keepin' a photo journal of our progress.)

Look at that beautiful stonework, all laid by hand.
(Can you see me in there??)

Oooh, I can't wait to place a lil' potted flower in an old mason jar and place it on that sill! ♥

So my days will be filled with a lot of hard work. But that's okay. Hard work never killed anyone... I think. If it did, no one's alive to tell the tale anyway.

But I may have to get me some anchor tattoos on my forearms because I yam what I yam!
Now if you would please excuse me... I need to eat another can of spinach.

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