Life for us is going to take on a new adventure. We sold the garage door business to a younger couple,and they are also buying the farm with it. The office and shop are on the farm so we were glad that they were taking the whole farm.
Why did we sell? Well, we started the business when the boys were all home needing something to do. They are all grown ,going their separate ways. Hubby isn’t in to hiring,just don’t need that headache,he says.
We purchased a parcel of land in the mountains of Tennessee awhile back,now we are looking at restoring the little house on the hill that has been sitting empty for a good 15 years.
The side walls were done like this.
I started with removing the old drywall, it’s a messy job!
We will be living in our camper for a year ,first to give some assistance to the new owner in running the business,and then it will let us work on the old house at a more leisurely timeline.
Some views of the place…
There’s much work to do with clean up,but it will be worth it as it is a beautiful place of wild country.
I have a feeling that my old quilts and the old house are going to be happy to be together.
Spring is in full swing here on our little farm,so that means lots of out of doors work,…mowing ,weed whacking ,weed pulling,and mulching. Of course, it also means… sore muscles, blisters on your hands even with gloves on, farmers tan ,and ant bites.
However when it’s all done ,it’s so worth it! Here’s the big flowerbed almost done.
We’ve had a real problem with predators wanting to get the chickens and ducks lately. Sad to say a pair of skunks got into the young ducks,eating three leaving me two😡…
Caroline took care of the hawk that got into the chicken pen…. no one messes with her chickens. She watches out for them even sleeping at the chicken pen gate. Caroline did try to get the skunks ,bless her for trying but the spray was to overwhelming.
Ever hear of these unusual aquatic invertebrates? I hadn’t until this weekend!
My hubby find the first one while we were out kayaking on the lake ,then I started looking to see if there were more,and it’s amazing what one doesn’t see right under their nose at times! Here are some photos of these unique invertebrates..
A little information that I found online says…
Each tiny individual bryozoan (zooid) is attached to a surface at its base. Its body has an outer sleevelike structure (cystid) and a mass of organs (polypide) that moves within it. An opening at the top of the cystid permits the polypide to slide outward toward the water, exposing a headlike structure (lophophore) crowned with tentacles, which filter food from water. At the slightest disturbance, the polypide and tentacles retract instantly.
Varies by species. Colonies are usually no more than 2-4 inches long or high but some can be 12 inches or wider.
Curious as to what they felt like, I was surprised to find that it was a jelly ,rubbery blob like invertebrate.
This weekend I was able to capture a rainbow,and fog on the lake
And there were some fall leaves,that were not just brown!
And how do you like Leona’s all terrain chair?! Beings there are no paved roads like a state park’s,it was tough trying to push her wheelchair down the dirt roads. I searched online for an all terrain wheelchairs or handicapped carts ,what I found were way out of my budget plan…$1,000 to 2,000..😳 I then searched for wagons with air tires,finding this one with a much nicer price tag, $50.00. It gives her a nice ride without the sides putting pressure on her hip bones as some of the strollers did. She is thrilled to be out and about again outside.