Spencer & our friend Kim prepping the office/guest room for priming and painting
Spencer ripping the carpet from the hall!
The hall without the carpet! This is solid white oak!!! Can't wait to sand it!
Here's the living room with the saloon doors - removed now - trying to decide where to put them next....
While prepping the living room for painting, we reveal 50 years of paint and wallpaper layers! A-scraping we go!
A sample of our 1950's wallpaper, now removed.
The living room officially de-wallpapered - took us 3 greuling hours. And then the plastering began....
Mara priming - 2 coats!
Mara finally painting! This is autumn blaze - we're revolting against all white walls, remember that kid's book, "The Big Orange Splot"?
We had to put the washer and dryer back downstairs - they were in our dining room, former owners were elderly and couldn't go up and down stairs easily.
Then there's farming! Now that it's nice weather finally (75 today!!!), we're working hard to keep up with all the growing in the greenhouse. Luckily, for the cool last month, we've had our trusty microgreens holding down the bank account and we even did a microgreens demo at Healthy Living last week, which was fun. During the course of our demo (we featured a nice microgreens and mache salad with a balsamic vinaigrette) Healthy Living sold out of the microgreens and mache that we had just delivered that day! It was fun.
Yesterday and today we have done nothing but farm work - spreading compost (first putting the bucket back on the tractor - no small feat, once we figured out the hydraulic system), then I had to figure out how to use the bucket to put the compost in the spreader, which was attached to the John Deere that Spencer was driving. Then I disked in all the compost, and Spencer chisel plowed, and now we're ready for tilling and transplanting next week! Time to put the potatoes, onions, lettuces, and carrots in! We did put some lettuces in our hoop house out at the field last week, so those are on their way. We will have a delivery of potted plants to Gardener's Supply this week, so it definitely feels like Spring! We'll try to keep posting as we move into the new house next week (also we'll post new pictures of the floors, etc. as those projects evolve), and start working out at the field for real.
We have had 3 microgreen harvests so far - each around 30 pounds! Small but mighty greens!
Here's a picture of us "working" our product at the Demo at Healthy Living.
Spencer spreading compost on the field
More to come soon as life develops. We'll get pictures up of the refurbishing process! Happy Spring!