After ten days of at least six hours a day, I am making some progress of the first of several unfinished projects. It’s called Grandmother’s Flower Garden and worked using English Paper Piecing, a very new and real challenge for me.
My Bucket List for 2017
1st and foremost, meet my baby grandson that lives in New Jersey!
2nd Finish the snowman quilt and sampler quilt in my sewing room.
3rd Dinner once a month for my kids at our house.
4th Paint or have my living room renovated and painted.
5th Clean up and clean out my laundry room which used to be the pump room/milk house that our ancestors used to keep the milk products really cold.
6th Build up my rose garden.
7th Landscape my gazebo and put in a fire pit at the gazebo for nightly star-gazing!
Gazebo summer 2016
8th Move my chickens into their new abode.
9th Have one more yard/estate sale at the mansion with my daughter.
2016 sale went quite well and we’ll have just as many treasures in 2017!
10th Take a one-day road trip with hubby just to get away!
This doesn’t seem like a big list but finishing it within 12 months will be a huge undertaking. Wish me luck!
This building has been on my bucket list for cleanout for the last three years. It is so full of junk, metal, useless tools, boxes, jugs of all shapes and sizes, feed sacks and more junk. We hauled off to the landfill a 8 ft pickup truck load to the landfill. The old chest freezer sitting in front of the building is at least seven feet long and four feet deep. We filled it completely up with scrap metal mainly consisting of rusted nails, bolts and things of that sort. We also got a huge wooden box full of brass. All of the metal will be taken to a recycling center.
The building was so full we just had a path to get through from one end of the building to the other and it’s a really long building. It has sections in that were built to hold feed on one side and a corn crib and small smoke room on the other. There’s one small room in the building that Eddie will convert to a reloading room that he can lock up. It took an entire day to clean out the junk and the section that were initially for feed now hold all types and sizes of lumber that has been cut on the farm and seasoned. The rafters are full of 12 – 18 inch wide boards. I would have loved to have seen the trees that lumber came from. The rafters also hold a major abundance of bee supers and hives.
It looks so good now and have plenty of room to use for working up our deer meat.
We can get to our freezers more readily now.
I stacked enough deer antlers that amounted to a four foot high stack. Now, I need to find a way to repurpose them. You can see the antlers on the left corner at the back of the room.
AND, Roscoe is now living in the rafters of the smokehouse. He watched the entire cleanup and came down to check things out near the end of the cleanout. His bedbox is in the corncrib and that’s where we keep his feed and water.