Tag: spring

+ Gumbo

Gumbo

In the mid 1990’s I was fortunate enough to have traveled to New Orleans twice. They were both high school trips for, I hate to admit, marching band which I played the clarinet (quit laughing). We were a small school band that was able to march in a couple of the Mardi Gras parades including the largest, The Krewe of Endymion. I think the … Read More Gumbo

Hyacinths

Purple hyacinths just need an antique vintage clear bottle to shine. Hyacinth intoxicating scent promises spring has arrived.

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Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

We had always wanted to build an antique vintage greenhouse. We’ve been picking and collecting windows since we moved into the farm. These ones were bought at a sale on Open Meadows where Bruce grew up. They’re from the Old School House. March when the wind was whipping and snowflakes were flying I was busy planting seeds in my little greenhouse. I planted so … Read More Black Greenhouse Gathering Part 1

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The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows

Often, people say that Betsy keeps me busy with all her projects. There is usually a problem with that statement because it is usually my idea to be crazy and do certain things. For instance she was fine with the small greenhouse and how it functioned for her. I was, on the other hand, not fine with the cramped quarters and how it functioned.  … Read More The Black Greenhouse Build – Part 2 The Windows

+ Red Dresser

Dresser Upgrade

I’m still arranging and rearranging furniture as we remodel the Farmhouse. We celebrated two years in December and I still feel like we have so much to finish. Our list is getting smaller but there’s no room fully complete. One of the other things, I never fully thought through was what to do with our furniture. It would be nice to just start from … Read More Dresser Upgrade

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Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

Every summer, we take a trip up to Barcelona in Westfield, NY and grab some smoked salmon and shrimp from a local vendor. It is usually a great drive to get them. If we are in the mood and the beach is not full of people, we can look for the sea glass that comes in from Lake Erie. More often though, we do … Read More Smoked Shrimp with Apple Wood Chips

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Closet to Pantry

Well, it’s time to get caught up on the projects we’ve been working on. First up today the pantry! We’ve been cherry picking projects to talk about since we have plenty going on.   We have projects on every floor and every room. The pantry has been done since October and I keep forgetting to share it with you. Our enchantment was featured this … Read More Closet to Pantry

+ Glass Door Project

Glass Door Project

Finally, my desk project, which I started in July, is now finished. It seems something always came up where I didn’t want to spend the money on the glass top for the desk that Bruce made for me from a wild idea I had this summer. Luckily, he just ordered it for my birthday. And even more lucky, I got it early. We found … Read More Glass Door Project

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Spring Cleaning the Backyard

Kasper and I took the afternoon off to clean and inspect the backyard gardens. He’s thoroughly enjoying the garden hose in operation again. I let him enjoy the roll in the mud since tomorrow he has a date with Sharon at Dog Moms. I’m not sure how I collected so many antique insulators, it just happened. For newbies… Insulators can date back to the 1800s. … Read More Spring Cleaning the Backyard