Thursday, April 6, 2017

Good morning friends!
It's a cool one here in central Indiana today.
Almost 70 yesterday and not getting out of the 40s today. With rain.
I'm going to talk about my friend Jack today. I may even start a series of jack stories. Haha.
Jack who I call Superman is a machinist who lives on the other side of the field. He is in his mid 70s and one of my dearest friends. His shop is at home on his acreage. He called me a while back and wanted to know if I had a lightening rod with a ball on it? Well I have some but they are all up on my roof. So sometime went by and will found one at a sale and purchased it. I took it and sold it to jack for the purchase price. $45. End of story.....except not really. He called me over a week later and gave me this.....
It's really farm sculpture!
I had to put the cap from a ball point pen on the top to protect I had to put the money in his mail box because he wouldn't take it. True story.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hello friends

trying this again in a little different way I deleted the blogger app and just went in through another way! Maybe I can blog again! I really have missed it and didn't want to lose all of my past blogs! I realized how important blogging is to me! Life here at the farm is going on just fine. Trying to adjust to my new work schedule. Trying to balance life at the shop with life on the farm. Sometimes it seems both are a full time job. My new project this year is to Finnish some of my old projects. Like the guest area here on the farm and get it going with airbnb. Have the water work finished at our tiny cottage in Maine and get it on airbnb. And here at the shop.........wait for it.....a tiny secret garden.

Beside my shop is a garage.....with a wrecker service......with the (death cars) ugh that's what I call them in a parking lot right outside my back door. There is no fence the only thing that separates our properties is my property is grass and theirs is old very old blacktop. So I am thinking a large privacy fence.... we shall see. I will try to post some before pictures very soon. We are just waiting for the weather to change! How happy am I this first day of spring. I can blog again!
So good to be with you again friend. And now I will try to post a few pictures.

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Well here it is march and I am still trying to get blogger to work.
The shop is doing well. Much better then I thought it would for February!
Are humming right along. Well blogger hasn't disappeared yet so I will try to post.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Well blogger doesn't like me any more it seems and I am challenged technically so I'll see if I can post just these few words.... I miss blogging seems I try and it just shuts down!
so here goes!

Thursday, December 8, 2016


Well it's been a whirl wind here for a while it seems.
Our lucky dog was very ill with blastomycosis, and it took about a month to get a diagnosis. But we did and he is finally getting better. It was touch and go for a while and left him blind in one eye.
But we were very blessed to be able to adopt our new 4 year old Bella. She is healing our heart one day at a time. And helping lucky heal better I believe.

It's been a beautiful fall here in central Indiana. With warmer than usual temperatures. 
The shop is going well. 
Busy getting ready for the Christmas season.
I hope your having a beautiful fall where ever you are!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Vintiques is open !

After a lot of hard work we did it! If you read this little blog and you are local please come see us! We sell MISS MUSTARD SEED MILK PAINT. And tons of other really fun things. Also check us out on fb. It's been a really long year but our first day was great the weekend flew by and exaughsted doesn't begin to cover it. But very happy my dream shop is in reality form. I hope you are well this fall season. More blogging coming soon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Ellie came to us  4 years ago. After we lost our Hannah , lucky as well as the rest of our family was grieving immensely. We went to the help shelter and Ellie found us and healed our hearts. She hid behind the couch till she felt safe to come out and love us. She was terrified of men. It took her a long long time to love Willie Mullins . To watch Ellie run was a thing of beauty. There's grey hound in there somewhere. We watched her fall the first time she ran all out. She had to learn the power of her legs. Being in a cage at the shelter for all of her 9 months then only on a leash. Then here on her farm to run free and wide open. Which she did often. But never far or without us. Because this was her farm and her people. She loved children and other animals. But she was a fierce hunter. She chased the horses. She was proud nothing or no other dog could out run her. She was luckys loyal friend and companion. Rarely would you find one without the other. She had her own bed but so carefully snuck into ours at night.  She finally did except will. And claimed him as her own. And then it was an all out love affair. Always there to greet him at the end of his day and always ready to take will for a walk so she could show off her running abilities. To him. She was very sensitive. If for what ever reason ( smelly dog) she had to spend the night on the porch... She would shun us the next day.  And we were very aware of it. Animals are a sure gift to us from God. Our whole farm is missing her today. Ellie had a special deer friend who showed up and around the farm this spring and all summer. I caught them playing several times this summer and just last week. Never saw anything like it. The unexplained sudden illness took us all in shock. And when moment came  to let her go as we held her I leaned down and whispered in her ear " run girl run"....