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.

:> )


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I think that is a great idea!
I love the pond idea, I can picture it already. You'll have to keep us posted.
Now get back to work!
Prim Blessings!

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

What a great Idea... I can see why you didn't want to tear it down. I am really looking forward to picture of how it looks pond and all...

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh Karen, I can't wait!!!!! to see what you do with this will be so prim and neat..I love that wall and can totally see a jar or a pie on the window sill..maybe a crow pie..and the pond will be spectacular is your hubby going to be your "olive oil";) have a great day..can't wait to see the progression.;)

Carol Roll said...

Peanut i know its gonna be something! and cant wait to see it all completed!!!!

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