Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
This first hay cutting yielded 33 round bales, 5x5 feet weighing around 1100 pounds. This is enough to feed my horses and I already have a buyer for the rest...woohoo!
The Rose of Sharon are in beautiful bloom.
Earlier this month I wrote about cool mornings and a fire in the kitchen fireplace. Needless to say, the dogs enjoy the kitchen as much as I.
A beautiful ending to a perfect day.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Central Hall Colonial home built by Thomas Hawkins, Master Carpenter. All updated modern conveniences including central heat, soap stone wood burning stove, 1914 Acorn gas burners and electric ovens cook stove, plumbing, updated electrical, furnace. R-19 insulation in all exterior and interior walls, R-30 insulation in attic. Storm windows cover all original windows, double pane, lifetime warranty windows on south side of house, storm door on front. 650 foot drilled well giving 75 gallons water per minute for house and livestock tanks are fed by underground river.
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Monday, March 21, 2016
Recently, another beautiful day in the valley after a rain.
This morning, neighbor moving bovines to new pasture.
They look like calves so it takes a few men to keep them in line and moving in a forward direction.
As they pass pasture with other cattle, some rush to see what's going on while others turn and run.
The calves will stop and munch the new grass along the fence line and the dog is near end of line to nip heels of any calves who try to turn around.
Just another beautifully perfect day on the farm.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
~ view of valley ~
As you may imagine, there has been a lot of interest in my farm. On two separate occasions, it was sold but, unfortunately, financing fell through and the contract closing date wasn't met. As of today's date, it's back on the market.
~ one upstairs bedroom ~
Also, as of today's date, the USDA is offering loans of 2.375% to 3.75% with no down payment.
PMI is now tax deductible, here; click here for other no, or low, down payment loan information.
~ upstairs office ~
A Youtube video, here, is delightful and made by Gina Martin, a former neighbor. The video is a trifle long but at any point you may opt out by clicking your delete button.
~ upstairs bedroom,
all upstairs bedrooms have 2 windows ~
~ downstairs bedroom across from half bath
could be used as office as it has entrance from
back porch and a window ~
Saturday, April 25, 2015
The wood burning kitchen fireplace (propane stove removed) was re-built using slave made brick with a slab of wormy chestnut as mantle.
The birch kitchen cabinets, in an L shape with piano hinges, were hand crafted on site. A Welsh type cupboard takes up one wall (behind this end of table) with a 12 plate rack above the counter; some upper cabinets have glass fronts. A chef's pantry is on left side and a walk-in pantry with double sink behind the rocking chair.