Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Time for another post.

It is officially 2013, and this really is the year for this old farm house to become a home.  We are still not living here, but I have decided on a deadline - January 29, my Name day shall be the day we move in.  The long-suffering-husband tells me that we can't officially move until we have the old house under contract to sell, which will not happen, for some mysterious reason, until we put it on the market, and we can't put it on the market until it is cleaned up enough to be shown.  So there we are.
I have done a few things at the new house though, that I would love to show you.  The first one of which I can't show you, because I can't figure out how to download the pictures from my cell phone.  No, actually, I tell a lie, I could just about manage that part, but my cell phone tells me that there is "not enough memory", and to "delete some thing", but then proceeds to not open the gallery, so that I CAN'T "delete some things", so I don't know how to deal with this issue.  But I assure you, what I was going to show you was going to knock your socks off.
Anyway, instead of that, I will show you a few pictures from the house after the first snow storm of the year.

Here we go:

The house after the snow storm.  I love the old pear tree in the front/side (depending on how you look at it).  I'm planning on picking pears this summer.

The view from the back looking at the shed - the future chicken shed, I hope!

This is the outside of the Sun room, and on the right is the fenced in area we created for the dogs.  What you don't see is that I raked the whole area, just before the snow fall, of course, so it doesn't make any difference.

Not a bad size for a temporary canine facilities, right?  I plan on eventually fencing in most of the property, so that the dogs can roam free, as it were.

This picture is of the very first fire I built in this kitchen fire place of ours.  Not an easy feat, I tell you.  The weird  thing with the fan that you see there is a thing that is supposed to increase the convection heat coming from the fireplace.  One of the long-suffering-husband's things.  It does seem to work though, as long as there is a good fire going, of course.

And last, but not least, I finally spotted some birds at the bird feeder:

Downy or Hairy Woodpeckers?

Well, that's all for today, I'm sure you're thrilled and fascinated.  

And one good news I have to tell you about:  I think(!) I figured out how to turn off the feature on the blog where you have to prove you're not a robot by entering some barely legible letters and numbers if you want to comment, so let the commenting commence......

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