Thursday, June 27, 2013

Homemade Furniture -- Nightstand

I finally finished the last of the four chicken coops.  The only thing is, it was built in the shop and still needs to be moved to the final destination.  When that is done I'll post some pictures. 

Meanwhile, my sister, daughter, and granddaughter will be enroute tomorrow for a visit. I took the entire week off so I'm really looking forward to that. I'm working tomorrow but that will be it and then I'll be off for 8 days!! 

One of the bedrooms does not have any furniture in it other than a bed so I thought I'd make a little table to put a lamp on. This was the result.  It's a bedside type table made of scraps I had left over from my chicken coop project.  It turned out half way decent if I say so myself.  The cat, maybe, not so much.

For now I'll find an old sheet to throw over it, but eventually I'll paint it and it will look more like a real piece of furniture.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Visit From The Kids

Carli and Siena surprised us with a visit a couple weeks ago.  

I had come home from work in the late afternoon or early evening and went through the kitchen as usual to put my keys and purse down.  As I passed the pantry I heard a meowing.  I turned to Hubby, who was watching tv and asked if the cat got locked in the pantry.  He said he didn't think so.  Then there was another meow and a tiny scratching on the pantry door.  I told my husband, "Yes, you did lock the cat in the pantry!"

I opened the door expecting the cat to come shooting out and saw the kids in there.  What a great surprise!

One day they played with the horse and pony.

Siena did a great job of putting the moisterizer on Flora's hooves.

Another day we decided to explore the last couple of caves we had seen. This is on the way to Boyd Cave.

At the entrance to Boyd Cave.

Getting ready to take some group photos.

If you enlarge this picture you can see that we went about 2/3 of the way into the cave before we turned around and headed back.  We got to the area where it says "crawlspace".  It wasn't too bad really but it did have a low ceiling and a precarious tumbling of rocks right there.

After Boyd Cave we headed for Hidden Forest Cave for a picnic lunch.

It was rather windy but down in the secluded area of the depression in front of the cave it was warm and cozy.

All too soon we had to head back to the house.  And all too soon the kids had to take off for home.  The good news is they will be back in a few short weeks and we'll see them again.  And not only that but we'll see most of my family then too for a family reunion/birthday whole lotta fun!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

More Mushrooms

Since my last mushroom blog we've harvested the mushrooms twice more.  Each time they looked like this.

I don't know what it is about home grown veggies and fruits, but they taste so much better than the store bought versions.  Like I mentioned before these are just regular, plain-old white button mushrooms.  They are much more flavorful than the store bought mushrooms.  Kind of sweeter, actually.  


Mountain Wild Flowers

The bad news is I couldn't find the cord that connects my computer to the camera to download the photos that way.  The good news is I figured out a way to still do it by connecting the computer to the printer and putting the SD card into the printer.  So I guess that's the way I'll get the photos on here until I either find the other cord, or I get a new computer (!).  Can you hear me laughing??

Anyway, not long ago Hubby went to cut a load of wood and fortunately took the camera with him.  He found the forest full of wild flowers.

I think this is my favorite shot. 

Now that I can get the pictures on the computer again I'll have to start catching up on my blog!

Have a great day today.  ☺