Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Chick-Fil-A drive thru:

Ivey:  "Mom!  Don't forget my chicken nuggets!"
Olive:  "She knows what she's doing.  This isn't her first rodeo."

Monday, April 15, 2019

Mental Chiggers

Olive: "Don't mention chiggers!  Now I itch.  I have mental chiggers!"
Ivey: "Chiggers smell fear!  And I have the stink of BRAVERY!"

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Measure, Cut, Fit, Nail, Repeat.

Long day...

The never-ending wood piles are getting to me.  It's like that huge plate of spaghetti that you've been eating and eating but it looks like you haven't touched it. 


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Doors and Windows

Door progress - The glass is removed and Randy is sanding them down.  They'll be making a wood panel out of the heart pine frame these were in.  (Glass doors wouldn't work where we need these to go.)

Window prep for the porch.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Spring 2019 Kidding Season

Oh my word.  Kidding season is always crazy around here!  There were nights that both Ivey and I were out in the barn until after midnight.  It was COLD, rainy, we had a pitiful runt, two difficult labors, and ended up with 15 kids... 10 of which are BUCKS!


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Happy 9th Birthday, Miss Olive!

It took a full month after her actual birthday, but we finally had her "friend" party!  Ivey and I took Olive to see a movie and... SURPRISE!  It's your birthday party!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Plugging away at it all...

Piecing together our hodge-podge of salvaged windows to make the sun porch.  Jeff has some of them on wood rails so they open.  (It took a little work laying out what sizes would work and how to arrange them, but we ended up paying only $80 for ALL these used windows!)

Asa has done a wonderful job helping Jeff trim the front porch.

Addison's as tired of putting up wall boards as I am of cutting them!

Framed in the deep kitchen window.

Upstairs linen closet is going to be adorable!  Every door in this house is either an old door or one that Jeff and Randy made from heart pine.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Odds and Ends... and SO many walls.

Heart pine bathroom vanity in progress!

Jeff's working on his favorite thing... stairs.

Making heart pine handrails.

This door fell from the sky... and it's perfect!