Monthly Archives: July 2016

Washed Away

The spring rains did a number on our driveway this year. And actually, the drive has been notorious for washouts for as long as I can remember.  The runoff from the hill that the house sits on goes right down the drive like a little river, and takes the gravel with it.
 
 
 
Trying to give you an idea of the ‘hill’, this photo was taken standing in the front driveway

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Whiskey Barrel Garden Orbs

Our friends here in Houston recently purchased a couple of old whiskey barrels to use in their wedding as props. They found them listed on Craigslist – and they said the guy has a huge stash of them for great prices!

I had to see it for myself.

On Sunday afternoon, my friend Matt and I arranged to meet up with the guy at his storage place.
Jackpot!
 

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Runnin’ Pipe

 
We had some sweet visitors at the farmhouse recently when Blaine’s aunt and cousin came over from Kansas City – and they came ready to work!
 
On the agenda:  plumbing.
 
…. certainly not the most exciting work, but critical.
 
 
First thing to do was remove some of the piping to make room for new.
 
Up in the basement ceiling is the original metal piping
 

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Lookin’ Out My Back Door

 
 
There are three exterior doors on the house; front porch, basement, and back porch. The one that will get the most use day in and day out will be the back porch door.  It leads to the garden, chicken coop, shop, garage, and of course the backyard.
 
The existing door wasn’t in bad shape per se, but we wanted to update it in order to make this entrance feel a little more special.
 
Existing back porch door, 2016

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