Pear tree lane farmhouse

A Saturday project~ not finished yet!

Written by Sue, Saturday, April 29, 2017                    Sunny, very warm, 90 plus temps.

Good Saturday afternoon dear friends, it is so warm and humid here today, so I decided to come in and rest until late evening when the temps. will cool! Since I am not much for napping during the day, I thought it might be a good time to journal my day so far!

There's a lot going on here at the farmhouse, we are getting ready for a college graduation celebration in two weeks, Susan is getting her BSN, this has been a dream of hers for many years! We decided we needed to do some sprucing up, and have been working so diligently for weeks, thus, one reason I am not in bogland to often!
Already started decoratung

We have about 4 major projects going on at once! One of them is the screened in back porch that can be entered from either the master bedroom or the TV room.

Here I go, I didn't take the fan blades off, as I am a pretty good painter,if the kids and my mother knew that I was on a ladder today they would have had a hissy fit, especially Mother! ~smile~ * I am very cautious, though!


As you can see the screens are missing so two wrens decided to take advantage of this and try raise a family inside the fountain, I must admit they chose a very good hiding place!

For, now their plans are interfering with my plans and that is to get the porch, ceiling, bannisters, walls, and floor painted, and the screens put back.

I told the wrens, I would not bother them if they would not bother me, I think I was being very generous, don't you! And we all kept our word!~Wink~

 I am amazed at how often they would have to feed the babies, both kept going back and forth!

Today I painted the ceiling a very light blue, (Spring Rain) I first trimmed it and had planned to roll it but opted instead to hand brush it, as rolling waste so much paint! BTW I can paint a straight line without any tape>


 I was so pleased at how it turned out! I put two coats on, as I previously stated, all done with a hand brush! I only bought one gallon, sometimes I even amaze myself at what I do! ~smile~ The truth is I can do nothing without  Christ who strengthens me, and I always tell Him "thank you" when I finish!

Philippians 4:13~ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


When I finished Mr P. and I started sanding the floor, that was a very hard job, because there are so many nooks and crannies around the screen frame! My plans are to do some painting this evening on the bannisters, we shall see, as I am a little tired from the week of projects. LOL

I also have decided that the fan needs painting, (or maybe a new white one,) I am now wishing I had taken the blades off! Ha! Ha!

Hope you have had a blessed week as I have, I cannot tell how wonderful it is for me to be back doing things that I used to do, I am so thankful to God for his healing power in my life!

Love from me to you,
Sue







A new playhouse for me

Written by Sue, April 18, 2017              rain, cool temps.great day for blogging!

Spring brings lots of work here on the farm, we always have a project list that seems to go on and on! Some projects take years to complete, such as this one, it was started in 2012, left to its own until this year! I am so pleased with the results! It was truly a labor of love, because Dh and I did it all by ourselves!
I have always wanted a green house, of my own,


I love to garden and being able to jump start my plants,since this photo, I have added more seeded plant trays! I planted seeds in the trays on the rack, on April 11, they were up in 4 days. and are really growing!

This is my storage area,has my tools of the trade, such as a place to  mark the labels, etc.

In a green/hot house you must have water available at all times,  we first went and spent well over one  hundred dollars, on a sink with a faucet, and had a plumber scheduled to install it, which would have been even more added expense, but he became ill and canceled, which turned out in our favor, why, because I didn't have peace about spending all that money, but my main reason was I wanted it to be as country or rustic as possible! I love the way this turned out, putting the tub under the faucet was my idea! ~grin~ Dh loved it too! Cutting that round hole was quit a feat, we have some trim to add, jut haven't gotten to it, because time was running out on getting my seed planted!

I found these dahlias, on sale at Lowes, for $1.00,  regular price was $4.98, I asked the lady why, she said they were dying,  do they look like they are dying! I smiled all the way to my green house!


Seeds planted, flowers and herbs, really growing, they will soon be planted!

I am tickled pink over my new "playhouse" just can't get enough of it!
 Even Wally and his ladies(Bea, and Rose) came by to see what was going on!


 DH built the G/H house so the sides and back can be removed when the temps. are high.

Easter Sunday was very quiet, and restful for us, church, lunch, visited with our third son and stopped by to see Mother, 

 and took her two sun ferns, she was so pleased! Her flower garden is so pretty, she is like the energy bunny always going!

That's all for today,
love and hugs from me,
Sue

Getting ready for spring & saying good-by to loved ones!

Written by Sue, Monday, April 10, 2017                 Sunny,, very warm mid 80's,

Have you ever had one of those days where every thing just fell in place and you accomplished so much? That has been my day today, ~smile~, Much needed I might add!

After a busy weekend of family visiting, actually coming back to the farm to say good by for awhile, you see our grandson Will and his precious sweet family are moving quite a ways away! For the past few years they have been just a hop, skip, and jump from the farm! Will loves the farm almost as much as his Papa and I do, and would love to live here, and plans to one day! Most of my friends know that he is now serving his country in military service!We are so proud of him and I might add he is moving up in rank!

(Like father like son)
Mother stopped by to get some hugs and kisses!She is doing fantastic, still cancer free!


Getting back to what I accomplished today....
After devotion this morning,
Bathrooms were cleaned
House straightened,
Laundry finished (8 loads, including washing bed linens) I decided today would be a good day to change bedding from top to bottom, I wanted something a little lighter for spring and summer, so I went with white! I bought this coverlet a while back, just for such an occasion! I thought I had a white bedskirt, but could not find it, so I will soon be shopping for one, (only if on sale), Rarely do I pay full price for anything!


The photos do not do this coverlet justice, everything seemed so new and fresh when I finished, I was so pleased! Yes I dust all those whatnots, but not today! ha ha 


We rinsed the pollen off the porch, hung our hanging baskets, DH loves ferns,

To save money, last week we bought small plants, potting soil, and repotted them in larger pots, we already had the larger pots, and figured we saved $10 a pot, when you need 13, that is a big savings! Another advantage to buying smaller plants is that they won't get root bound before the season is over!


I like colorful flowers, so we compromised,  I planted these petunias a few days ago, and plan to plant more! Compromise is always good!~GRIN~I am hoping the weather has finally broke, as we have had such an up and down spring!

(LOVE WAVE PETUNIAS)

This is just a little gathering in the breakfast room



 Let me see, ...what else did I do today, oh I vacuumed and cleaned the floors,fixed dinner, showered, and now I sit here in my PJ's journaling my day for you to read.(BTW it has taken me three hours to write this) Yikes!

Remind me to tell you of a blog post I read today about blogging that really spoke to me, I would talk about it tonight, but it is a little in-depth, and I need some time  to share!
There is a lot going on around here all good, well most of it anyhow! ~smile~

Love from me to you,
Sue



The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

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