2013 closed out well for us here at the farmhouse. Though I'd been working out of my office in the rehabbed farmhouse since January 2013, by the end of the year we had finally reached a point in our rehabilitation of the old structure where we felt we could make the move from the garage apartment. New Year's Eve and New Year's Day were spent moving our things into their new places in the old farmhouse. Still lots of work to do, but we made the move.... nearly four years after we started our big rehab project.
|Joe installs hooks in the bathroom|
|Joe installs antenna for old farmhouse|
|Panoramic of old farmhouse living room|
|Panoramic of old farmhouse living room looking toward stairs|
|Ready to enjoy some TV|
|Baking lots of bread|
|Joe enjoys breakfast in bed in the new bedroom|
2014 has been COLD so far. This may have been the coldest, wettest winter I have experienced in Virginia. I am so looking forward to spring, and yet, even as I write this, we are battening down the hatches for more wind, and wet stuff --- 3-4 inches of the white variety. I would love to have one full week of no precipitation, and reasonable temperatures. I'm ready to start planting seeds.
|Snow on the service deck outside the bedroom|
|Chicken....determined to be outside,|
but not wanting to get her feet in the snow
|Joe and the lovely Miss Eloise|
|The lovely Miss Eloise reads to her babies|
|They love to read!|
|The kitchen table has drawers..|
which make perfect tables for toddlers.
|A farmer girl at heart!|
|Let me show you my goats!|
|Here you go baby!|
|If she sits down, Miah comes to be petted|
|Helping Gaki fill the feed bowls|
|Fluffy is "FOST!"|
|Learning to cross bridges on her own|
|Still getting a helping finger from Joe|
|The day after this crossing,|
she was crossing the bridge on her own
Until next time.... THINK SPRING!!!