Hi friends, I hope your spring has been good so far! It’s been busy for us; since my last post we have finished selling our Houston house and moved to southern Illinois.
We are working to get the farmhouse livable. (For now, we’re staying with my parents.) Drywall is up, as I mentioned here, so the next phase is to get it covered in modern plaster.
I plan to post finished plaster photos soon. For now, here is a look around the property this spring.
Earlier this week, we trimmed some of the trees around the house, which was long overdue.
On the wounds, we applied Treekote. It is supposed to prevent disease and rot.
Here is the pile of trimmings (from just three trees)!
The dogs are settling in nicely to life in the country.
Although I have managed to kill Grandma’s rose bushes, the garlic is still alive.
The Magnolia tree in our backyard is now in full bloom too.
This 50-year-old Lilac bush was cut back last year. This year is hasn’t bloomed. Any ideas? I sure hope we didn’t kill it!
We recently managed to hang one of the seven exterior light fixtures. Baby steps! 🙂
Working on the house from 800 miles away was difficult over the past two years. We have so much more work to do, and now it feels good just to be present and available to work on the house daily.
Here is a peek at one of the plastered bedrooms upstairs. It’s a subtle texture. More to come!
Until next time,