Make it Blue

The handy man was able to finalize the texture on the walls on Friday before the long weekend. This was a life saver as I had three helpers scheduled to come over on Saturday with a spray gun and help me paint the interior of the house. I wanted to paint most of my house…

Holy Poo!

Now this is something to write home about! We have the hole dug for the septic system and we are having the tank delivered and installed tomorrow! My father and I decided on a 1000 gallon concrete tank because the location is below the driveway and it needed to be sturdy enough to hold the…

Garden Madness

There is something unbelievably satisfying about a big bundle of yellow iris’. I simply can’t help but smile looking at them. I had a very enjoyable weekend. Even though the garden got the best of me while working on the irrigation system. Yes, I know the homestead is still water less but I want to…

Closing the Seams

I’ve been tidying up the construction piles on a daily basis at this point as we are getting ever so close to wrapping up the interior of the cabin. That means we are that much closer to me moving into the main house and out of the bunk house and room I rent in town….

Shaping up

The outdoor living areas are really starting to come together! I simply need another two or three patio sets and I should be set for entertaining. This little space (photo on the left) tucked away behind my chicken coop is the perfect spot to sit back with my feet up and keep an eye on…

Small Successes in the Garden

The hard work of last fall is beginning to pay off. The bulbs that I planted are popping up and one of the tulips surprised my socks off! The brightness of the yellow on the petals below is incredible and the photo simply doesn’t do it justice. I hope the rest of the flower bed…

Weekend Serenity Glamping

Check out this beautiful little view from the bunk house bed! The dogs are always so happy to be here and I love waking up to the sounds of the song birds. My morning ritual has become waking up to this view, boiling water and making french press coffee then I head down to the bee…

Chim Chimney!

Check out that bad boy! As I write this I have that darn Mary Poppins song stuck in my head. Yet, I am waltzing with cheer knowing that this adjustment to the chimney means the sheet rock can finally be completed. I feel so lucky to be moving forward in completing the interior of my soon…

Tulip Paradise

Previously on Homestead with a View, I stated that I was a lazy gardener so get ready for a post about perennials! Drum roll please… I found a killer deal on tulips that are currently in full bloom, apparently I am lazy and cheap- did I mention that? Most of my previously planted tulips are…