Mini Post: A New Look for an Old House

Our old farmhouse was looking a bit ragged when we bought it. It hadn’t been painted for several years and the folks that painted it didn’t prepare the surface correctly so the paint was coming off is big chunks. Just look at the siding near the corners! After looking into our options, we decided to…

While I was gone……

…….. I made a few changes and I had a serious talk with myself about what I really want for this blog to be. Some of the changes are technical: new hosting and a new theme.  I was very unhappy with my previous hosting.  Let’s just say that it was a case of you get…

The Latest from Hobie the Wonder Dog

Hobie has been very busy of late.  He had a wonderful visit with my brother.  He supervised a successful tea party.  He’s also lobbying hard for a kitty.  Hobie like kitties.  Today he’s decided that he is going to rest.  A lot. He did take some time from his busy napping schedule to pose for…

Farm Fields — Summer Update

The fields have change so much since I photographed them a couple of months ago. The freshly plowed field is now covered in tomato plants. The Green wheat is now golden and will soon be harvested. The walnuts are getting big, but they won’t be ready to harvest until Fall.   D.

Vegetable Garden Rescue

When I last posted about the veggie garden, it was looking rather pitiful.  I gave everything a sprinkle of fertilizer and hoped for the best. It hasn’t gotten any better.  The peas died and nothing else had gotten any bigger.  I decided that there was nothing to do but try to rescue the plants that…