Friday, April 18, 2014

Moments In Time



Early morning sunrise.

A little sparrow hawk that  was trapped up in the barn,
even once the doors were open it  took many attempts  for him to escape.



The little pond attracts many birds
 
and some who just want to have fun.
This will be our first time having baby chicks.  It was so fun we took a few grandkids to help pick them  out.


Wesley was not  sure she wanted to hold one.

How gentle she was holding this yellow ball of fluff.

 
Hadley and Noah thought they would both be brave and to go into the wolf den.
Even with all the spider webs  it did not stop them.

 
I think I could say it is official Spring Has Sprung!



 
 





We had our very own princess go to the ball.
 
and our other little princess watched with great concentration.



I got caught up in all the hype of the Blood Moon.
And I am still recovering  from being  out past  my bedtime.



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

Things have started to change at Skunk Hollow.
After many years of  no neighbors to share the hollow with now comes many neighbors and a blocked view of the  mountains.
Our privacy that we so enjoyed will be with people looking back at us. 
The building will become some sort of assisted living complex that will house those in need.
Don't know how my Mom and I feel about this and what my Dad would think of it.
 
 
 
 
ANGEL STREET
Spring cleanup has started  on Angel Street.
 It has been a welcomed change for Dennis.
  After being cooped up working in the house he needed
 a distraction of working on the outside.
 


Before and After
 Dennis has removed some of the chain link fence
 and with the  help of two grandsons,
 Connor and Evan removed even more opening up grounds.
 

 
The wolf den that is pictured up above will be the
 next big thing to remove , it is cool to look at but sadly needs to go.
 
Seeing the property in spring does have it surprises popping out of the ground to enjoy.
 
 We sent  Evan around to count the  trees he came up with 230!
That is a lot of trees to clean up after every time the wind blows.
 

 
 
We are also working on the inside plunking along.
  We are getting a bed made and should have it some time this week and still in need of light fixtures for some of the  rooms as soon has we have some of the little  details done the pictures will follow........

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

North On Angel Street

 
We had a cold windy day yesterday on Angel Street bringing
 in this beautiful couple seeking refuge. 
 

 
 Our local visitor also came in for some sunflower seeds
 I  had left out earlier in the day.
 
 Luckily the wind was creating enough of a distraction
 he did not notice me hanging out the window.
 

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

She Is Back

Not me personally but.. something from  my past has become a part of my life again.


we had pieces of her left over and hoped one day
we could recycle them into something  special once again.
 Dennis helps turn  my ideas into reality.
As we have been going  through all the things we have made over the years
  I try and see how they will fit into our new house.
 Keeping the things I love
 most and using them in a new way.
 I knew  that I wanted to incorporate my Grandmothers piano into my new beginning.
Taking a break from the remodeling of the  house
 we often would do a fun project to keep our sanity. So begins the process.
 
 
Taking the top  piece the side panels and keyboard cover she starts the transformation.
 
 

cut down the side panel
 
 
figure out the best layout,  which originally we were going to use the curved piece the opposite way because it look more like a fancy  crown mold then decided we wanted to keep the character of the  piano they way it had been made many years ago.
 
 

next comes tricky part building filler  to back the curved wood so we can nail it together
 
 
 

 Glue, nails an  sanded down and a fresh coat of stain brought her back
 to the  beautiful color she used to be.
 
 
Her new  purpose is the Piano Shelf.
 
 
Yes and this is my grandmother Hattie, she made the music happen many years ago!
 
Even though I have moved in... technically we are still remodeling and living in construction zone.
 I hope to get finished product up soon.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tran-si-tion

Transition:

movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept,etc., to another; change:

 The day has finally come!

Since July 24th of last year we have been working nights and weekends to remodel a home . LOG HOME link

Well the day has come to pack up and leave our first house that we built 30 years ago.  I will be off line for a while. I have been trying to post pictures but for some reason it has not worked so I hope that when I get reconnected I can figure it out.  We have done lots of fun things in this log home.  I have been very spoiled with a home that has great storage that I filled it up . Now don't  get me wrong I am not a hoarder (really  I'm not).  I am just not organized so I will spend  time at the old house going through containers to make sure I have not misplaced  some family treasure and I would like to find my car keys also.

So my friends will hope to be back soon with pictures from our new beginning.

 

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

North An Angel Street

 Big Red at his favorite watering hole  waiting patiently for those little drops of water.
 
 
The Brothers side by side.
 
 
The hen in the middle is mean she is the boss of  all of them even Big Red is scared of her.
 
We are getting closer and closer with the remodeling job. 
 
We have even been getting to do some of the fun stuff which makes me  happy. 
 
We could  be moving into the log house maybe....just maybe in about  three weeks!
 
 Wood floor was not stained yet in this picture have  gone with a Chestnut color
 it is gorgeous and rustic!
 
 
 I'm in LOVE with the kitchen.
 Dennis will be sadly disappointed when her realizes this beautiful kitchen
 has not turned me into a better cook.
 
 Added detail in the guest bathroom. 
Meet Pete,  he  is right  above the toilet to greet you when you come in.
The wood is  fencing  from my Uncle Wayne and Aunt Elma's yard
 
An this sweet rocking share was given to  us by our current neighbors next door  Charlie and Una as a house warming gift.
What a surprise it  was to  see this sitting on the front porch of the log  house. 
Even more amazing Charlie who is 93 carried it all the way up there.
What a sweet  couple they are .