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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4330 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4330 Posts

Posted - Nov 28 2017 :  10:12:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, your new Homestead is coming along very nicely!! It sounds like you are getting everything you were planning in place too. YOUr view is lovely and I am so happy to hear that you were able to get a retirement home of your dreams! Thanks too for sharing your photos so we all can enjoy!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Dec 13 2017 :  6:58:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Vanessa,,, how's the homestead? are you all decorated for Christmas?

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Dec 31 2017 :  5:31:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yes, we decorated and hosted family front Florida. Tonight we're snuggled in for New Years eve. Temps will be down to 0 degrees.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2018 :  09:00:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa... well... Happy New Year in your little bit of Heaven...

Have you started looking through garden catalogs yet?? lol!
We are still renovating this house and already I have a "Honey-do' list a mile long for my DH... and yes,,, a "She-Shed' is on the list!!! lol!

Stay warm...

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2018 :  12:33:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have Wayside Gardens & have been checking off bushes & trees I like (just like the Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog).

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 03 2018 :  12:39:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My sweetie, Fang, doesn't know this but I have plans for a forlorn little building that is tucked behind one of the garages. If we could pull it downhill, cut windows in the sides, & nail white siding on it, it would be a cute garden shed, surrounded by raised beds.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2018 :  5:29:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

The recent storm left a clean blanket of snow. I leave seeds down the hill along the trendline.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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HodgeLodge
True Blue Farmgirl

660 Posts

Tiana
Berkeley Springs WV
USA
660 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2018 :  6:52:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's really beautiful Vanessa,let us know how your little building goes. Keep those pictures coming. It's very exciting to see it growing.

Tiana ~ Farmgirl #4817

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2018 :  3:21:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Alrighty then! Last week we had a contractor install drywall & insulate and cover the ceiling, plus add more outlets in the basement where my mother-in-law will live. Yesterday we bought paint & supplies, then he took apart the pool table (which came with the house) and I taped the edges. We'd planned to post the pool table on Offer Up, but it was so heavy, and the basement door is so small that we wouldn't have been able to remove it. I've decided to make a raised bed out of part of it, a potting table with the main part, and use the pockets for hanging plants.
Deer at our back door. I couldn't throw the feed very far.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 24 2018 :  09:11:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Below is the floating floor that we've installed. My husband is only posing. He got too impatient to help.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1738 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1738 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  5:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is beautiful Vanessa!!! Everything seems to be moving along nicely despite the weather!! We lived in a tiny one bedroom RV for THREE years on our 65 acre homestead and JUSt got our home built this past October! Moved in and we are STILL working on things that needed done but we did get a nice garden going the past two years! Can not wait until the barn gets built and we get our chickens and horses!! I so wish you the best!!!

Farmgirl #7703
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2018 :  5:05:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What an adventure for you! It is wonderful to have a brand new home of your own. I love our home, it has just enough little things to fix to keep us busy. The next big expense will be a deck off the sunroom (it's up high because we're on a slope) and installing a French door to it. I plan to celebrate every October 2 as Homecoming Day.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 28 2018 :  08:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That was more of Fang than I wanted to see. <snicker>

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Feb 06 2018 :  1:24:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Today 3 hawks decided to perch on fence posts across the road.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Feb 07 2018 :  7:07:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Today everything was glazed like a Krispy Irene doughnut. Even the gates in our fence were frozen! It was cold, wet, and gray. Then in the afternoon the sun broke through to highlight the icy trees.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Feb 11 2018 :  12:53:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Today is bread day! I found a recipe for beer bread that only has 4 ingredients. It smells wonderful.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Feb 14 2018 :  6:14:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

My sweetie gave me a biiiig box of chocolates from Ruth Hunt Chocolates, made right here in Kentucky. Our cat Shrek is demanding some kitty treats before I get my people treats.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2445 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2445 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2018 :  2:11:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vanessa, it is such fun to see your dream come true. Your cat and mine must be in the same family. Their treats before yours. Lol. Marie would like you to live in Minnesota but I think Kentucky has less stressful weather. Enjoy those chocolates!

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Feb 15 2018 :  6:33:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish she could move here, it would be great for our creativity but too much craziness for our other halves. Tonight the temperature is up to 67 and I heard froggies (I think) peeping in the distance.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Mar 12 2018 :  2:55:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


On a recent visit to my parents, we were gifted with several things. This is a quilt cover my mom had bought from a Vietnamese lady. Its partly machine sewn, partly hand sewn. The earthtones are perfect for our bedroom. The details of each block are amazing. Mom also gave me wanna bulbs and four o' clock and lavender seeds. They also gave us 2 spare carboys, so we will begin making wine.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Mar 24 2018 :  10:18:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Yesterday was sunny and 40 degrees. Today is snowy and 30 degrees. Free buffet for birds continues.


Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Mar 27 2018 :  09:38:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

This is a plaque I found in a thrift store in Black River Falls, WI. Today I finally hung it up on the back side of a garage and it will hold bird seed. I may put a little roof over it later.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - Apr 10 2018 :  1:00:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I discovered hyacinths growing wild across the road near our mailbox. Fang also sprayed weed killer on some in our front yard, but now I know of them they are protected.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Apr 11 2018 :  09:52:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just want my sister to live with me in Minnesota because I am too lazy to go down to see her. I may visit this summer. Indeed, when we sisters get together it is so much like when we were kids. Now as adults, we understand each other so much that we are almost telepathic. Our husbands are almost exact opposites.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1128 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1128 Posts

Posted - May 09 2018 :  06:12:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Hurray for spring! The weather has warmed up, the trees are in leaf and I'm planting flowers. I keep humming "My Old Kentucky Home" and breathe in the fresh air and relax in the peace and quiet.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant, in which case me will eat a cookie.
Cookie Monster
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