Category Archives: Exterior

This and That

Hi!  Lately we’ve had quite a bit going on around here.  Let me share a few highlights, plus some inspiration as we’re going into 2020.

Pre-Christmas party fun with friends.  Blaine (far right) has since shaved off his mustache! 🙂

I filled out front porch urns this year with fresh greens and dried grass from our neighbor’s pasture. Faux red berries are from Hobby Lobby.

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Front Porch Steps

Hi, anybody still reading (besides my mom)!?  It’s been a while!  Jack (14 months old) sure is keeping us busy.  🙂


Jack – Spring 2019

Now that the interior is (mostly) finished, we’re turning our attention to the exterior finishing touches and landscaping.  One little project that we just completed was creating new steps up to the front porch. Continue reading

A Dirty Job


One of the most ancient piping materials is clay, with its use dating back to 4000 BC.  From the late 1800s thru early part of 1900s, vitrified clay pipe (with a salt glazing applied to both the pipe’s interior and exterior surfaces, a “carry-over” process from Europe), was the most common pipe used for sewers in the United States.  


Vitrified clay pipe excavated at Hannah’s Hill.

With the installation of a new septic system here at Hannah’s Hill last week, first step was to dig and find the century-old clay sewage pipe near the house.   Continue reading