Monday, June 19, 2017

Farm house living room

So I love to read blogs.... ok that's an understatement! It's a Monday morning thing for me. So much thought and inspiration comes with it.
It's like checking in with  I old friends for me.
After a week of broken things last week, comes this week full of fixed! And a beautiful sunny day comes with it. So after cleaning literally everything in the living room..( fireplace cleaning done by a professional that was not professional and left a sooty mess everywhere) ... I still don't have curtains back up yet.... and I may not put them up till fall. I love the feeling of openness it allows. And with no neighbors why not? We have really had a tremendous amount of rain in this part of Indiana lately and it makes it super hard to stay on top of the mowing, weeding and really anything else outside. This with very high humidity and temps. But not today. It's just beautiful. Still I am not able to use blogger the way I once did. I am so not technically able. So thank you for reading and muddling through post with me. I hope you are able to enjoy your day wherever you are!
This is standing in the door way into the living room from the library.


You can see one of the front doors that opens in onto the front porch. The other opens to the library where there is the front door we use to enter the house.... if not coming in through the mud porch.



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

To make along story short....

Everything's a mess! Last Friday will had a professional come and clean out the fireplace which we had never used because it vented the old furnace. But lots of debree had fallen in and it was a sooty mess. Well the guy came and left. And will was not paying much attention to the situation. End of along week for him. I got home and he told me he had someone come and clean it. At first I was happy. Then I saw the MESS. everything in the living rom covered with a fine layer of black soot dust. Black hand prints all over everything I immediately started to clean it up.....no this is not a job for Friday evening. After many conversations with the own and employee it was apparent thus was not going to resolve. So tractors broke, pool pump broke, house is a disaster and we have guest in the cottage. Who are here with their son who is having cancer surgery today.
My problems are nothing.
Hope you all have a great day and that your problems are like mine.....0

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June

June is here! 
Typical weather hot cold hot cold. 
In January I lost one of my best friends. There was a celebration of life held over last weekend at his lake house and favorite place on earth. He was a vet so there were ceremonies paying tribute for his service as well as family and tons of friends. This was held directly on the beach and what a perfect day for him it was.
This was about a 6 hour drive. My daughter went with me as well as our doggies. We camped the first night then on the way home stayed in a pet friendly red roof inn. It truly was a lovely trip with my girl. Seems these days I don't see enough of her. As anyone with a child over 21 can tell you. We stopped in Ann Arbor on the way home and walked the downtown area. So lovely with one vintage shop that we truly loved. The whole town was pet friendly and we enjoyed the walk so much.

The dogs could not have traveled any better they were so great!
So what's happening around here? Trying to get the pool opened... and trying to unearth the farm from weeds! A never ending battle.
Maybe I should just learn to accept the weeds as friends!







Monday, May 22, 2017

It's done enough!

So here are a few quick pictures I am still trying to learn to add them to the blog! 
So the last few weeks have been a huge fast flurry of getting it done! First the airbnb I need to try to add some pics... then the secret garden at the shop, then the opening at the shop with the succulent bar..... that no one came to? So lesson lea reed. I sold all of the succulent planters at my last show. So I've been going ahead and planting them and will put them for sale out front this weekend. 

And today I am resting.... doing laundry starting my new brain diet, and doing aerobic Exercises.... I ran ( jog fast walk ) got my heart rate up for 18 minutes. It's a start! It's a really beautiful day here on the farm. June 2 I am going to a celebration of life for one of my dearest friends in Michigan I will be camping I will be taking lucky with me and maybe Bella then on to Maine I hope. I applied for my passport so I can travel through Canada not sure that will happen. But I am looking forward to the time off. And to just wander my way around.
Sometimes on days like today I think of all the things I should be doing. Then I remember this is really really important too. Resting and just puttering around......

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

So friends here it is early may a beautiful morning on the farm. I am trying so hard in my morning moments to learn how to add photos to the blog. I miss my blogger app. It worked to well. The shop is going well. Saturday was one of our best days yet. It was a whole town yard sale and we had a main st. Market on our tiny main st. Complete with food truck! How bout those apples!! Haha. In other  news the airbnb here on the farm is up and running. You can check it out for yourself on airbnb. Hannah's creek farm guest cottage. We have had 4 guest with 2 different weekends. I love it! Trying to keep a little cash flow and helping the farm pay for itself is. Huge.

Yesterday was an exaughsting day. I had to barrow a truck to go pick up the rest of my "picked " items from a friend who is emptying a house for a friend. Then bring it here... power wash items going to the secret garden. Dig out some old metal roofing going to the garden on the pergola for shade... it's sooo hot! Power wash them load them load an old water tank and a few other items. Drive to shop unload then get the truck back. Oh how I wish I had a partner most days to help with the craziness. But realizing goals with the airbnb has really given me some fuel to move forward. Finishing something that has taken me over 20 years is so awesome.

Looking forward to a getaway soon to Michigan for a friends celebration of life. Bittersweet for sure I miss him so very much and think of him daily. The celebration is to be held at a lake he lived at for many years. I've been many times. But never without him...

So we are doing a succulent bar for the opening of the secret garden and I must get busy...joining my mom and daughter for a quick lunch today then taking my mom to pick out her Mother's Day gift from a local Amish market that has beautiful hanging flower baskets!





Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May Day!

Wow I can't believe it's may already so much going on.....not really sure what to talk about first . We have been really busy at vintiques getting the secret garden happening. Yesterday I worked on the hidden sidewalk from the other street entrance. By work I mean digging up years and years worth of weeds and dirt to discover a cement sidewalk and also a stone path. This sidewalk does not belong to me. There is an entire abandoned building that sits right next to ours. I am so trying to put lipstick on the pig with this one. Haha. Well it appears I can not add a picture today from my iPad so I guess I won't show you. Or my phone. So I will say goodbye for today and try to fix some of these difficulties soon. Yikes I am so technologically challenged!

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 myself...so I had to put the money in his mail box because he wouldn't take it. True story.