Thursday, August 22, 2013

Homestead Happenings.

There are so many different projects happening on our little homestead right now. We are finishing up 3 major renovations. The back deck only needs a few more boards then will get a tin roof. Off the end there will be a courtyard garden that I will put in this fall when it is cooler out.

The fireplace renovation needs a few more trim details, paint, stain, and decorating but it is getting close! Just in time for the fall decor. The last photo is the before picture.

Madeline's room is waiting on the arrival of more wallpaper. Tony did a fantastic job on all the trim work and after the paper goes up he will finish up the last details and add crown. The bed was originally painted antique pink but was just not bold enough so it is Benjamin Moore's Royal Fuchsia now. The closet was painted to match the wallpaper background.

I finished the final Dave Ramsey Cash Clutch design and have been using it for the past 2 weeks to see if it needs tweaking. It is perfect! I hope to get a few in an etsy store soon for my other cash carrying sisters. I love using a cash budget and I'm pleased to have created something beautiful and functional.

On the "micro" farm things are challenging. In Florida the summer is hard with excessive heat and humidity, pests, low food production, and increased agitation in wildlife. This past month we lost a rabbit and a racoon ripped a hole through the chicken coop devouring one hen and injuring another. I have also noticed several turtle nests that have been dug up and consumed by wildlife. On a positive note, the sunflowers are still working to keep the squash bugs busy and off delicate plants. Most sunflowers in the garden look similiar to this one, covered in squashbugs.

And now it's time to go back to work. Hopefully I will be sharing finished pics soon!

Proverbs 27:23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds. Pin It

1 comment:

  1. So cool all the things you are doing!! Impressive! As always, enjoyed chatting with you & catching up tonight- blessings for a great school year & happy renovations!


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