29 September 2009
A fun time was had by all!!! I'm already thinking about what varities to plant for next year!
24 September 2009
21 September 2009
I thought by sharing it here on my blog it would bring back memories for her -- do you remember what year Auntie CJ? ;o)
Notice even back then how they were being crafty and letting her move at the waist? ;o)
20 September 2009
19 September 2009
18 September 2009
17 September 2009
Perfect Huh? Stay tuned as we are almost done with the garden shed project...you will soon see the 'full picture'!!!
16 September 2009
Next step will be to fill in the gap at the bottom of the building. The building is actually sitting on blocks, remember? Filling it in may deter the 'varmits' from trying to make it their home and it will also make it look much nicer!
15 September 2009
Second step of the painting process was to paint the dark green trim first, two coats! Followed by the tan color, another two coats -- here you can get a peek at what the colors will look like together ;o)
It's coming together nicely! Stay tuned for more pics in the coming days ;o)
14 September 2009
We did replace some of the cedar siding where needed...these pictures were taken in that process - quite a few more boards than what is pictured here were replaced. Below the three windows, for one, was all replaced. Most of the front of the building was as well, there were a few we left near the peak as orginial.
All four windows were replaced for new - that was easier than to try and fix the ones that were in there. However, the old were just not thown away - I have plans for those too!!! ;o)
13 September 2009
Resting spot for the night -- thought this was a pretty picture!
JD & Dean checking over the spot that the new shed will call home
12 September 2009
The 1st picture is just leaving the farm. We had to take the long way around to our house - normally just a few mile trip - but because they were replacing a box culvert near our house that road is closed.
The 2nd picture is us crossing the dredge ditch bridge - a tight fit but no troubles.
The 3rd picture is just as we approached our driveway!!!
The 4th picture is pulling in to our driveway - with a sigh of relief ;o)
Once we got it home we had enough daylight to just park it on the trailer where it sat until the next afternoon when my brother was able to come back over and help us actually set it.
Stay tuned for the next series of pics ;o)
11 September 2009
Stay tuned for more pics over the next few days! It's been a fun project to see thru the progress!
10 September 2009
09 September 2009
..Stay tuned for more pics!!!
08 September 2009
I want to share with you my recent non-stamping activity ~ I'll start out with this picture to get you into the mind set of OLD ;o) These are some 'treasures' I stumbled upon as I was walking around the grove at the farm prepping for our most recent project. Cool huh? This is exactly how I found them..no staging for this picture! Even better!! ...Of course I had to take a few of these items home with me to be used in the landcaping decor for our new addition ---
For the past few years I have had my eye on an old 13' x 15' chicken coop over at the farm. The history behind this old building goes back quite a ways -- my Dad tells me that my Great Great Grandfather built it circa 1930's. It wasnt being used for anything currently and I thought it would look cute sitting at our place as a 'garden shed'. So a week ago, after spending a few nights prior getting it all cleaned out, my husband and brother loaded it up on a trailer and pulled it over to our place with a tractor via the back roads. We have spent the past week giving her a little TLC..a few new boards here and there...a coat of primer and a few coats of paint....stay tuned over the next few days of pictures along the way...it's been a fun project and it will be done in time for the Punkin' Pickin' Party this fall!!! We will continue with moving some of the pasture fence and landscaping either later this fall or next spring -- so it will be a work in process for awhile yet ;o)
21 August 2009
15 August 2009
Watching the punkins turn from green to orange are really fun -- they have really just started to do this this past week.
This year we are featuring both white and BLUE pumpkins!
11 August 2009
This particular gourd is called a birdhouse gourd --I let them dry out all winter and had fun creating with them in their new dried out hard form recently!
I used a dremel tool to do the carving after I had traced the T and stars on this gourd. I then used a short string of lights and some silk leaves to finish off the decoration. This particular gourd I created for our friends out the Black Hills ~ I delivered it just this past week when we arrived at their house for an awesome week of vaca and our annual trek out to Sturgis.
Thanks again Dale & Michelle ;o)
~TFL & Enjoy~
01 August 2009
15 July 2009
I have been self-teaching myself on the amazing Photoshop CS program as time has allowed -- wow!!! I have soo much more to learn but here are a few pics that I have 'altered' using PS. What FUN!
This is my beautiful niece out in their flower field at the farm -- I wanted to have both color and black and white in this pic. She was sitting in her car seat and I was able to 'erase' the car seat from the pic as well!
This is my nephew Jack (see the license plate?!) making a trip around the flower field looking for just the right flower to gift to his Mom ;o) In this pic I thought it would be fun to just pull out a few of the colorful flowers as well as Jack & his license plate in color. I also burned the edges and added the text.