Saturday, April 25, 2015

Progression of Reno's

We are progressing with the renos in our home.  This week my husband and a friend worked hard on emptying three bedrooms, and painting the ceiling and walls.  Now mu husband is in the middle of sanding the floors, and then staining them.  This is a messy process and  have voted it the hardest job so far.

Since we have emptied the bedrooms we needed somewhere to sleep so these are the pics of our displaced bed in our dining room... and my kids are in the livingroom.  You can only see two beds in the pic but my son has his bed in there as well but he has made his own area behind a room divider.
needless to say, I had a bit of a stressful day Tuesday when we were figuring out where everything was going to go for storage while we worked on the bedrooms

This is a picture that I took while I was at work this week.  I loved the way the clouds looked and  I find that the beauty in nature I see makes me appreciate creator God more. It makes me think of 

Psalm 19

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
    The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
    night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
    their voice is never heard.[a]
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
    and their words to all the world.

Are you into handy work?  I knit and crochet, and this is my latest wip.  I am making this afghan for my queen size bed.  I still have 30 rows to put on it, but it is taking a long time because of the renos around here.  I love the colours and am looking forward to having it on my bed next winter.                                                                                                                                      
We are moving so we can buy land and build a house in a few years... in the meantime we are looking to rent in a rural location so we can have some animals and a garden.  I am so excited about the adventure that we are about to begin.                                                       
 Yesterday I received a farm and nursery catalogue in the mail, and spent two hours this afternoon searching through it.  I have wanted to have a small orchard, and this catalogue has cemented this for me.  The thought of going out my back door and being able to pick apples,plums, peaches, cherries, grapes, pears, elderberries and bake with them or give them to family and friends, can or preserve them makes me smile!                                     
Would love to hear any advice on starting a small orchard.  Do you have a certain fruit that worked well for you?  Anything you would stay away from?                                                   

Soli deo gloria!


  1. I can so relate to turning the house "upside-down" to do necessary repairs, updates, and remodeling! It's all worth it in the end. :)

  2. Having lived in unique situations quite a bit over the past year I find it quite interesting to hear about others going through inconvenience too in order to get the end result that they desire.
    An orchard is my dream as well. My dad has a good one going now - they get lots of apples each year, quite a few cherries, lots of raspberries, also currants, grapes and a few other odds and ends. We had started an orchard at our old place but since we moved last year we are starting over. I did already get a bunch of crab apples (which we plan on using for rootstock and grafting good apples on it), and nanking cherries planted but they are in my garden currently (with a fence to keep out the deer) and so they will need to be moved before long. I hope to get a bunch of other fruits planted in the next year or so too.

  3. you are all so talented cannot wait to see more.. that throw for the bed is looking amazing, another wonderful thing youve created.. clever girl.