Flea Market Desk Made New

Flea Market Desk Made New

One of my hobbies that I’ve really begun to enjoy is finding old furniture that is still in good condition and breathing new life in it.  Matt and I found this desk at a flea market a couple weeks ago and I just fell in love with it.  The top was pretty scratched up and … Continue reading

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Check out this gorgeous little Luna Moth who came to visit us today. I love getting to look up close at some insects and really take in all their intricacies. His little antennas are feathery and look like a spiny leaf. His little legs look like sticks and his body appears soft and furry. The … Continue reading

New Dock for the New Pond

New Dock for the New Pond

After the pond was finished, we decided we wanted a dock (8’x20′) to sit out over the water to watch the sun sets – For the detailed description of how we built our dock including pictures, you can go to our How to Build a Dock page under the Land tab or just click on the link.  We laid out where the initial two … Continue reading

First Signs Of Spring!

First Signs Of Spring!

Small reflections of Spring are springing up everywhere! 🙂  Our apple tree is beginning to show signs of life. That is what I absolutely love about Spring…new life! Did you know that deciduous trees lose their leaves as a means of survival? They have to shed off the old leaves to conserve water so that … Continue reading

Another Pond

Another Pond

Well…we wanted a pond that we could see from our living room, so, thus began our third pond.  We outlined where we wanted it with the tractor and box blade. But…Matt quickly remembered how long the last pond took us, and then decided to call in the “big guns,” also known as his friend Greg. … Continue reading

New Kitchen Island and Flooring

New Kitchen Island and Flooring

The original kitchen island was made of 2″x3″ lumber wrapped in very thin MDF paneling that you could make a hole in with your hand.  Also, the cabinet boxes were made with MDF and had the electrical boxes held in by the thin paneling.  The kitchen floor was covered in vinyl flooring that had a … Continue reading

Bow Shooting Range

Since Isaac enjoys shooting his bow, he and Matt decided to build a simple shooting range for them to both use together.  They ended up clearing four paths at different distances and placing some of our extra round, hay bales at the end of each one.  They added a few targets on the face of … Continue reading

Pole Barn…Part 5

Pole Barn…Part 5

Once the concrete had cured, Matt and the boys began building the garage door frame, adding 2x blocking on every post in between the 2x horizontal rows, and installing the wall and roof panels with 7/16″ OSB.         We primed the bottom, inside and outside, of every OSB panel that would be … Continue reading

Shed Demo

Shed Demo

Matt had been looking for a job for Isaac that would push him a little and at the same time help build his confidence of what he could do on his own:  thus the old, tin shed removal.  Isaac moaned that he couldn’t do it by himself but Matt wouldn’t let him quit.  Matt gave … Continue reading