Summer time

Howdy, y’all! Long time no talk. If you’ve been wondering what’s been going on down this long lane of ours, the answer is not much / a lot. Not much is truly photo worthy, but a lot of work has been going on nonetheless!

In the last post, you saw how Aaron had been working on cleaning out the remains of the old barn. Well, since then, he and his friend Matt (and Matt’s crew) have done some concrete-cutting and concrete-pouring to prepare for the new barn (which will actually be more of a shed). 

Putting in floor drain

Aaron and his dad also spent a ton of time moving dirt and grading all around the house, and we got some grass planted. It’s coming up in funny little patches, as per usual with planting grass in the summer. But I’m sure we’ll have a yard around our house someday. The rest of the property is another story. It’s like The Jungle Book out there. Minus Baloo and Mowgli and friends. 

As you can see, the grass is growing better in some places than others…

Other than that, we’ve been on the lookout for furniture for our wrap around porch. I picked up a sweet bench at a flea market a few weeks ago, that works really well by the front door. 

The main things we’re noticing with the porch are 

A) it gets real real dirty and we’re going to need to invest in a power washer asap 

B) we aren’t loving the cumaru product we put down for the floor. Despite following all acclimation and installation instructions, its separating and curling and shrinking and expanding in all kinds of not awesome ways 

C) we need heavy duty furniture that can stand up to the wind out here. But we don’t want to spend a fortune. These two things are very much in opposition. 

So that’s a quick lil update. We still have a lot of finish work to do inside, which I’m afraid will take years for us to actually do. 🙄 And getting the outside in order will probably be on our to do list for the next 20 years, at least. But we are loving our home and are so thankful to be here!


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