Easter Weekend Projects

First and foremost, we celebrated our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! My in-laws came down and we really had a wonderful visit. We celebrated with an Easter Seder, and told the Passover/Passion story with food. It was delicious and it was a great, tangible way for us to share with the kids that Easter means Jesus, … Continue reading Easter Weekend Projects

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Swale Footbridge: Continued

Sigh ... The thing about having toddlers is that they need their Mama on a fairly constant basis, which I both love and find annoying at times. But the reality is projects get slowed way down so that I can soothe hurt feelings, calm hysterical tantrums (without throwing any of my own) and kiss boo-boos … Continue reading Swale Footbridge: Continued

Swale Footbridge

I choose the oddest times to start projects... Like on one of the busiest weeks of the year- Holy Week... Not only do I have family coming in this weekend, but I have like 3 extra trips into Knoxville for church activities, and a grocery run to make, and all the usual homeschooling and child … Continue reading Swale Footbridge

Getting Ready for Spring!

I did some more prep work in the garden. Finished up the wattle trellises for the peas, so it's ready to go when I direct sow the peas in a few weeks. I like it; wattling is cathartic and the end result is quaint and rustic. I know I've already mentioned it, but it reminds … Continue reading Getting Ready for Spring!

Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

I finished up the tire section of the playground while the babies napped. Then we had a nice snack and watched Shawn the Sheep (I admit, I really love that show.) Then I got started on phase 2, which is the balance beam... Which is a fancy term for "2x4 and some cinder blocks" I … Continue reading Fun Work Day: Playground Phase 2

DIY weekend projects

Our dining room needed some love. Some affordable love. By affordable, I mean mostly free. So, I got out some paint left over from the living room and finally painted as I had intended to 2 years ago when we moved in. Before: After: And then, to update the weird lightswitch covers, we spent about … Continue reading DIY weekend projects

Library Organization

Well, I think I may have a problem... Other than my daughter having the flu, and being quarantined from church last night and this morning- I hung two 43-inch shelves and only freed up one shelf and emptied one box of books... I suppose that's a little progress, but I'm still overwhelmed by the quantity … Continue reading Library Organization

Kitchen Remodel: update

When it rains it pours. Not only are we seemingly 5 steps farther from our homesteading goals for this year, we've run headlong into problems that constitute the need for emergency repairs. We had an emergency roof repair that cost us every bit of our "goat money". The fascia board had pulled away from the … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: update

Adventures in Plumbing

This is DIY project #3? #4? I don't know. It wasn't intentional. This whole "If you give a mouse a cookie" scenario opened a can of nasty worms when I endeavored to un clog the sink. Simple enough, right? Theoretically, all I had to do was remove the drain assembly, clean the wig of hair … Continue reading Adventures in Plumbing