Love Shack!

  This little bunk house is what my father likes to call the “Love Shack”. It is tucked away just behind the main cabin with a quaint little walking trail up to it. I imagine this space will be used by family and friends in the future to give them a sweet little private space…

Cozy Cabin Accents

If you missed the buttoning up of the cabin check in on last weeks post Siding Installed. This week I am talking about some inside touches. During a moment of boredom I ran across this beautiful accent wall on Pinterest. One of the storage sheds on the property had some brand new oak tongue and groove…

Siding Installed

Last week was the electrical walk through with my dad. If you missed that post you can view it at Let there be light! Contractor Mike and his friend Herb stopped back by to get the house closed in and reapply the siding. I hope they are also able to complete the closet wall soon! Fall…

Let there be light!

My dad and I did a walk through the other day to discuss where the light fixtures, electrical outlets and light switches should go. The next day he went to work on installing the canned light fixtures as well as boxes for switches and wall sockets. I am so grateful to have such a handy father!…

Meet the Neighbors

If you missed last week I showed our first SNOW!?! Okay, so this post isn’t about the neighbors in a literal sense as most of my neighbors are at least a mile or two down the road. But mother nature is always around me. One of the best things about having a homestead is the…

SNOW!?!

So the well is dug as you saw in There she blow!!! Water! but work on the pump stopped because of the approach of winter. How dare nature do me like that! But… I had just planted the horse pasture the day before so the timing could not have been more spot on because it helped to hydrate…

There she blow!!! Water!

The Garden of Eden will not flourish without a constant supply of the wet stuff! So here we are behind the house spending thousands of dollars to provide easily accessible water to the homestead. The drilling company set up on a Tuesday and had found water by Friday the same week! Praise God! They hit water…

The Garden of Eden

Here we are again, last week you were able to see the progress on the inside of the homestead through the post Home sweet home now it is time for me to share the beautiful garden and landscaping outside the home. The garden space on this property is easily 2000 square feet. For a beginning gardener this…

Home sweet home

Craigslist is my best friend! was last weeks post about how I acquired two sinks and a wood stove. This week is all about how this homestead is taking shape and becoming a home sweet home.   The contractors moved in and really put the pedal to the metal! All of this progress came together over…

Craigslist is my best friend!

As I mentioned before Chores are a never ending evil. Clearing sage brush and doing some pruning and harvesting was last weeks agenda so what is today’s? I am glad you asked! Shopping can be fun when there are good deals to be found. I always pictured my home with a large brightly painted kitchen and an…