Saturday, September 24, 2011

Everything is OK at the End

Ok, so I am not usually a Negative Nelly...today was not a great day.  From the start, things just did not seem to flow.  A bit frustrating and stressful...saw a saying today that I held as my mantra...
Everything will be OK in the end.  If it is not OK, it is not the end.

Sweet Dreams...I know I will try.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mowing the Lawn

  
Man and Machine
A great day for mowing "the lawn"...15 acres of pasture to be more specific.  I thought this was a great shot of Karl using the scythe and our neighbor (whose grandfather owned the homestead) with his tractor helping us mow the lawn.  We hope to have this field up and running for animals to feed, a goal that we are working on for next year.
Getting back to our neighbor...it is great that it was his family that owned the original homestead that runs back at least 150 years.  He is a great source of history of the land as well as the area.  I hope to have some information posted of the history when I have gathered all the information and some photos.

Priscilla's Palace
   
Meet Priscilla Porcupine
After the mowing, we decided to open up a building that we have been hesitant to open up as we really did not know what was in there,  Today we found out...a nice big porcupine...and oh yeah, more tires!  I am not sure what he did with all these tires...we now have over 100 of them...anyone have any suggestions/uses of what to do with them? 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Insulation

Spray Insulation

More of it...
Our latest project was the insulation.  We chose to go with Spray Foam as it was the easiest and most efficient to work with the existing building.  With the spray foam, it provides the vapor barrier, prevents mold and mildew, does not rot and gives us a higher Rvalue than the fiberglass option.  The spay was done on both the upstairs and downstairs walls as well as under the house to provide insulation to the floor (the house is on cement stilts so there is gap between the ground and the house).  We thought of doing it ourselves and in the end choose to go with a company out of Halifax that we would recommend if anyone is interested in this option.  They were efficient and clean and well worth the investment of having them do the job rather than doing it ourselves.

One step closer to being ready for winter and moving in!