Monday, 16 October 2017

Another BIG rain...

It’d been April since we’ve had much rain. Much of the grass had long since been brown and trees withering. This week changed all that… We got 16 inches (406mm) which has made the place a mud pit. However, in just a few days the grass responded with such green and trees perked up too.





Saturday, 14 October 2017

We're now running Chickens!

Jan has long been an inspiration… for a good number of reasons — but namely, us getting our very own place and raising chickens. Brett bought a dozen Rhode Island Red Langhorne cross chickens and after a couple week delay (weather and cabin builds) got the chicken palace completed. It has automatic waterers, feeders, and is both rat and snake proof. While the chickens are yet to lay an egg… they are eating lots of food, pooping everywhere, and settling in quite nicely.





Saturday, 7 October 2017

Another treasured contribution from Jen & Willie...

We have a good number of friends who support us with help, give aways, and Herc. Jen and Wille have been so generous and helpful with their renovation — we’ve had some great new plants and pavers from their front yard. Nick and I hired a truck to move the weighty pavers and Jeff brought out some Dracena plants (a.k.a. Dragon Trees in Greek). They are now planted and the pavers are waiting further placement — while we recover from the exhausting task. MANY THANKS Jen and Willie!





Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Jaffa the lucky dog...

Nick and Jaffa were in love at first sight. He’s had quite the settling in and now LOVES our place and his new life. He is still is scared $hltLess when it thunders (but Nick cuddles and supports him). While not much of a helper — he does watch Brett build and is ALL over the place. What a life!