Because we didn’t move in until Mid-July we didn’t really have much of a garden this year. By the time we got two beds in (4*16ft filled with llama poo and topsoil from a local garden store) there was time for minimal planting. I put in 3 types of peas, cole crops and some late carrots. It’s been really wet here this year, so far we’ve missed the major flooding but have had standing water on the lawn and the chicken coop has gotten pretty moist.
The date is set. Date for the housewarming party that is. I have until October 16th to get my house ready for public consumption. I have quite a list already and even more that’s not written down. The only things that really need to get done are the cleaning and the moving of ‘stuff’. We still have boxes in the spare room (which will likely stay there until the end of time) the garage is a mess and a few totes in the living-room.
Room by room play-by-play:
- Finish the Chalkboard. I got really excited when I saw spay-chalkboard paint and bought green instead of black. Not a good look with the orange frame. I did manage to get the frame hung and leveled, just waiting on the paint.
- Put curtains on the window. I’ve got the fabric, just need a rod and to make the curtains.
- Fix the swag above the sliding glass door.
- Make runner for the buffet.
- Banner for ‘mantle’
- Finish the stuffed pumpkins.
- Leaking fishtank….. 75 Gallon tank decided to leak all over the hardwood floors
- Finish halloween table runner for coffee table
- Finish lamp shade
- Clear out the chest and tubs/boxes
- Finish afgan
Craft room – yeah right. That’s the winter project, same with the bedroom. See our cat is… well… demonic. She is very, very loving. To me. And my boyfriend. Everyone else? She hates. She actually trapped a friend of mine in the bathroom until I could come to the rescue.
She likes my mom a little, but then again we (the cat and I) lived with her for about 6 months and my mom fed her sometimes. The plan is to lock the cat in the bedroom while everyone is there. She’ll have her litterbox, water and food and hopefully none of my guests will bleed. And she won’t get out, she is a 100% inside kitty who likes to escape if she feels ignored.
Expect pictures with updates
Hello and congrats for finding My Blog!
About Me: I read a lot of blogs and now I’m joining in with one of my own. I am 23 and just bought my first (and lets hope only, I spent the entire buying process on the verge of vomiting) house. I live with my boyfriend/fiance (long story there) of 5 years and a zoo. We have a small farm-in-progresss outside and more pets inside. You’ll meet them all soon.
I am a ridiculously creative person. I’m always making things or thinking about making something. For the first time I have a craft/sewing room OF MY OWN! A definite plus with home ownership. Another plus, I can paint/build/garden ect to my hearts content. I paint, sew, crochet and engage in general crafting. I also love pintrest… who doesn’t?
What to expect: Excerpts from my life including the adventures of living in the country with 2 cows (Dorothy and Sophia), 2 alpacas (George and Fred), 13 turkeys (Gobbles and harem), 45+ chickens, 6 ducks and the house-hold bunch – RitaBeast the kitty, BunBun (or Bunny) the bunny, Jeeves and Matilda Fluffywhumps, the chinchillas and Pollo and Pavo the Quaker Parrots (told you it was a zoo). Also DIY projects and reviews of things I like/dislike. Basically a whole lot of everything.
Stay tuned later for 2 easy Halloween (my fav!) tutorials, one inside one outside
Hint: Both involve spider webs!