Thursday, July 4, 2013

Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #115

 

I am posting this a wee bit early so I can wish you a Happy 4th of July.  I hope this week's Farmgirl Friday blog hop finds you in good spirits, surrounded by family and friends, and enjoying this important holiday, the birthday of these United States of America.


Meanwhile, here on the homestead, we're in the middle of another DIY renovation project.  This old house was built a long time ago, and some things seem to have been built inefficiently.  I'm sure whomever built this place did the best they could with what they had, but we hope to make this place a little more energy efficient.  Our front room windows were made from recycled church windows and big sheets of solid glass.  None of them could open to let air circulate, the glass was dark and did not let in much light and obscured the view of the yard.  The siding was old growth cedar, but it's so old that it's breaking up allover the place and has been pecked full of holes by woodpeckers so my husband has been replacing everything he can this week.  New dual pane windows, new wall insulation and siding, and a fresh coat of paint.  Yippee!   

Wall #1-
from this...
to this.
Wall #2- 
started with this

We had a 12x7' hole right in the middle of the house for a few days this week and it was 108 degrees...
Today...

He's getting close to finishing this project.  I have been helping.  I am texturing the new drywall inside the room.  I hope to get it done before next week when guests arrive...  my fingers are crossed.

What are you working on this week???  Please do share.

Farmgirls love anything to do with homesteading, keeping chicken's, embroidering, sewing, knitting, spinning, quilting, natural home remedies for health care and cleaning, horses, goats, cows, organic gardening and cooking, caring for their loved ones and friends and are community minded. Creative UP-cycling and DIY are high on their list of " fun things to do too! 

Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~ 


Now, it's your turn to link up for your weekly dose of farmgirl soul food!

Here are the rules for the Farmgirl/guy Blog Hop!

1.) Write a post about your farmgirl lifestyle and brag a little about your farmgirl talents while your at it! Share what being a farmgirl means to you. Include lots of photos of your farm, crafts, animals, quilts, home decor projects and thrifty make overs, your backyard garden, chicken coop, recipes, studio or workshop. You get the idea!
2). Leave your entry in the Linky tools space to your Farmgirl Friday post.
3). Please include the Farmgirl Friday button ( or link back here ) in your post and remember to share this hop with all of your blogging friends!

4.) Enter up to three entries per hop!
DON'T BE SHY~

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As always, thank you for your continued participation and welcome new friends and followers!

4 comments:

  1. Great project! Looks great, thanks for hosting the Farm Girl Hop! Have a great weekend!

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  2. The house is looking great!

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  3. *wave* Hi there. This is my first time here and my first time entering in the blog hop. Loving all the links so far and meeting new people/blogs.

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  4. So good to see how you're coming along. Your husband does beautiful work!

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