Sunday, February 27, 2011


Well, we finally have a beautiful sunny day here in Ohio!!!!  Hauled some firewood to the house this morning, and finished the taxes this afternoon.  We are avid gardeners and love being outside.  On our walk of the property this morning, here are some signs that Spring is coming!!!!
 This is lettuce growing in our cold frame..... planted it last fall, and will pick some for a salad tonight!!!

Will be nice to have some fresh produce in February!!!!
We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and part of that is composting. We compost EVERYTHING!!!  Including a large amount of shredded leaves which are in pile in the gardens and various areas of the woods. 

The Hellebores (Lenten Rose) will be blooming in a couple weeks!!!!

Daffodils are just starting to peek through the snow.... won't be long now!!!!

This is a seed pod from one of the many Japanese tree peonies that our beloved Ann planted when she lived here!!!
This is what the bloom looks like around Memorial Day.... they are usually about 8-10" across!!!

Our lovely Blue Atlas Cedar..... planted last summer and looking great! See the little furry butt going up to the porch, that's Henry..... he just became a Grandpa earlier this month.  You can check out a video of his grand-puppies at Jendu Wheatens on Facebook.

This is a much more flattering shot of our little guy Henry!!!! 
Had lunch this week with a great old friend, Julie Bolton (she's married to the famous Michael Bolton of Waynesville OH, not the singer).  She really wanted to see some updated photos of the kitchen remodel.  So here we go.

Keep in mind, we bought the home as-is with everything that was left after the estate sale.  That means everything!!!!

Things are looking pretty good, even though we are still using the plywood counter tops.  We are seriously considering concrete and looking at some local contractors to do that.

Well, I'll keep everyone updated on the kitchen progress, hopefully new counter tops in the next month or so.  Will be anxious to making some more strides towards completion.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend!

Peace!  Kent


Sharon said...

Kent, I just nominated you for a blog award. The rules are on today's post :)

Hilary said...

I didn't know you had a BLOG!!!!

Theresa said...

And I just followed Sharon over from her nomination! How fun, not the kitchen remodel ( at least not 100% of the time) but the weaving and garden and Wheaten are sure fun. You know, I believe 5 acres could even carry a couple of more dogs, maybe some hens..or a mini donkey!: )
I jest, just giddy over a wonderful new blog!

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Thanks Hilary and Theresa.... Still getting the hang of this blog-thing, but anxious to get things a little more professional looking.

You're so right about the renovations, but we keep plugging along and doing most of the work ourselves. Chickens are definitely on the list!!!!