Saturday, May 19, 2018

Work in progress

My goals are to finish up projects we have started.
We redid our entry way. I took down the trim, we leveled the wall,applied texture and painted. I need to replace the light fixture. I'm happy with how it looks.
This is before
This is before texture/painting

This is now

See that amazing light fixture

It's next :) I just need to buy a new ladder so hubby can reach it. Not sure what I will put up there yet.

I picked up some chicks the beginning of March. They are tetras. 
They have since been moved and are doing well with my other chickens.
We have been replacing the doors on the closets. 
This is the linen closet before 
We have been working on the bedroom downstairs. We painted, did the trim around the window, and replaced the light fixture.
We put doors on the room where the furnace/AC fan/water softener is
 The doors that were on there were broken,we're like that when we moved in.
The bathroom ceiling still needs to be taken care of.....
The picture below was when I was still painting....
Since its spring here finally, I have been tending my flower beds. We spread cedar mulch. I am hoping it will help hold in the moisture in the summer heat.
The tree stump above, I am hoping to burn with briquettes. We want to put a walking path along the driveway. That stump was from a river birch, so there are several trunks. We put stump rot in the beginning of March. I am hoping it will be gone by July.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Awaiting Spring

The beginning of the month we had temps in the 59s. I figured winter was over, planted seeds. 
Mother Nature had other plans. I woke up to 3-4 inches of snow, and it's still coming down

That was at 5 this morning 
It's now 0815
Meanwhile these guys will just have to wait

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


the weather men got the weather forecast correct. We got snow, quite a bit of it. I was getting ready to leave for work Sunday night when it began to fall.
When I left work there was a couple inches on the ground but the roads were clear.
Yesterday morning was ugly, good thing I had 4 wheel drive as getting to work was crazy. Not sure my minivan could have made it.
This morning we got another dusting

My dogs love it. They roll,dive, and bite at it.....
My hens don't like it. This spring i plan to expand the henhouse (plus I want to get more hens)

These guys will be transplanted into bigger containers today.
Awaiting warmer weather :)

Note: it's now 18 degrees out......

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


This winter has been pathetic for sure.
We have only had snow twice, which makes me sad. I love the snow. It was one of the things I was looking forward to when we moved to Utah.

I am working on planning my garden for this spring. We are going to plant peas,lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and zucchini. I may plant sugar pumpkins, i have not decided. We plan on expanding out the garden to produce more for us. Going to the grocery store is painful with a large family. I would rather grown and can my own food, thank you very much.
I am going to look into building a green house so i can start my own plants and extend the growing season here. I love to garden, so this will be beneficial to us.

We spent the weekend tearing out and replacing the flooring in the main bathroom. I noticed this smell (only one of the six boys could smell it besides me). The flange was rusted away for the toilet. We replaced part of the sub floor (thank goodness it was 3/4" plywood), replaced the linoleum and purchased a new toilet. The boys had told us afterwords they noticed at times it was leaking between the tank and the pedestal. We still have to caulk and replace the trim. I am happy with how it turned out.

We spent one weekend cleaning out the back yard. The boys did an amazing job, worked very well as a team. We have most of the leaves cleaned up. My goal is to get the rest cleaned up this week, as the weather will be mild.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Life here has been plugging along. Hubby is still working on his classes for his Masters. I'm working and budgeting in items we needs for the house.
Here was my birthday present.

This is the wall with the cabinets removed.

Cabinets being installed 

I got them stained and sealed, My son put on the handles. I am looking forward to replacing the bottom ones next. I am still trying to decide on granite or Quartz.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Cut down a couple trees yesterday

These are from last week, the colors are amazing this year

The tree above in the middle is the one we took down. It was growing around a sprinkler head.


Cool clouds

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Front yard

The boys and I have been working here and there on the front yard. 
I planted some flowers today.mits starting to come together.
These lilies are under my blue spruce

The tree above,Jason and I thought it had died. When it was beginning to bud, we had a hard freeze then snow. It looked sick. Jason cut back the grass, I spread Epsom salts around. The tree has made a come back! I am hoping it grows and spreads out. Our hope is that it will grow and provide shade in front of the house.
Jason worked on the bathroom. He hung the sheetrock and taped it. He will do the muddling next weekend. One step closer to being complete.