|Gate we scored on craigslist and an H-brace to the right of it. The H-brace is kept plumb with that cantankerous wire, which refused to show itself in the photo. Figures. My wobbly pea poles are in the background.|
|Installing a post. We had to move the garden in about 25' because Byron discovered an underground spring when digging a hole at the other end. Future pond, perhaps?|
|Byron completed one of the longer rows last night, and by the gate we placed an old bench some friends gave us. Akea immediately saw this as an ideal place for me to read to her about the Aztecs from Story of the World.|
|Byron feeds the chickens this morning. They seriously love him.|
Below is an old military box of some sort that Byron salvaged from that same barn. I'm curious as to what this would have been used for, so if you have an inkling I'd love to know. I washed it down and painted it blue and will use it as toy storage in Charlie's room.
|The old latch.|
|All those little boxes weren't enough, right? I spent hours of my life painting two sheds, as required by our insurance company. Next time they require such labor, they'd better send out a babysitter, cook, and maid.|
|Shed #2 - the old corn crib.|
|We hired a friend of ours to paint the barn since I don't do heights above, say, 10'. He did a great job...|
|...but I kind of miss that rustic look. I'm planning on painting some white accents around the doors and windows eventually.|
Inside, all three toilets are leaking but we've had to postpone replacing the plumbing because we don't have time to pick out new fixtures right now, and we're not sure what to do about the downstairs bathroom(s). We've been thinking of getting rid of the half-bath, which means guests would have to use our bathroom or the one upstairs. Honestly, I'm not sure how I feel about that, but it's an issue we need to resolve soon. However, we did hang some of our photos in the parlor, so we're beginning to feel like normal people. I think.
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