Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wood Plank......

I am so excited to find this and see how amazing it looks -

Can you believe this is concrete, will last a lifetime, no splinters, no upkeep each year with re-finishing, its fantastic. I normally am not a fan of stamped concrete, but this is certainly an exception. I am looking into the cost of the stamps and think I might "try" it out at the cabin in Twain Harte first and if all goes well and I get the hang of it integrate it into the new house, maybe the front door area for starters.

So excited!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Tractor Supply Decor

I have to say I am loving this Tractor Supply movement for Home Decor, nothing like bringing the barn into the home. Check out this previous Tractor Supply lovely.

So these are grain scoop candles, how crazy is that. I do think they look pretty cool as sconces, they would be even better with electric lights (I always forget to light candles). These grain scoops are featured here.

I also loved this shower basin, though not sure how easy it would be to clean. The huge benefit here is it would be non-slip. Thoughts of old age and having to equip myself with one of those emergency alert buttons for fear I would be lying on the floor for hours wimping pathetically. Check out that post here.

I really don't need to say anything here, this is fantastic and actually cooler than the dumpster pool. I heart this pool very, very much. Check out more pics of that here.

We are off to Twain Harte to work on the cabin this weekend, finish the siding, put the window in, all fun and DIY games!

Fantastic Container B&B in Uruguay

Inhabitat featured a fantastic container home built in Uruguay (where you are freely allowed to build something other than generic builder cookie cutter home, so much for freedom of living in the U.S.). 

It sits right on the beach in Uruguay its comprised of 4 shipping containers and has solar hot water installed on the roof. 

Check out more at Inhabitat and start planning your trip!

Friday, May 20, 2011

GOATS - Jollity Farm

After reading in our local paper (The Georgetown Gazette, and no it is not carved into rock, it is printed, on paper, still) that there was a new goat farm, Jollity Farm,  and it had just become licensed to sell the cheese that they make onsite from their own goats.

So I ran over as fast as I could to check it out and meet the goats.

Charley and Kyleen have over 40 goats with more babies on the way. They had some of this year's babies already on the ground and they were so ridiculously cute but didn't want to be photographed.

I got a full tour of the facility seeing where they sleep, are milked, where the milk is filtered and the cheese is made and aged.


After I bought 4 kinds of goat cheese I headed back down to take some pictures of the cuties.

They were so excited to see me and came running up to the fence and standing on anything they could find to get as close to me as possible.

They were so inquisitive and put their faces right next to mine for lots of smooches. Of course, what I didn't realize that was while I was smooching on them, they were eating my camera!

They were fantastic, and to think that I would be munching on their milk tonight was so cool.

I think even they were pretty impressed with themselves and put on a little show for me.

They had lovely grassy fields to eat in and they were all so shiny and healthy and happy and people friendly.

Sighh, I cannot wait to go back (and drag Kyle with me) and get more cheese and more goat pictures. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pah....decorating ala Tractor Supply

I guess after 30 years in a barn nearly everyday, it cracks me up that some bring the barn into the house. Probably like those women that spend $500 on jodhpurs and $700 on riding boots (ladies, you know they are cheaper at your local tack shop than Ralph Lauren).
The rest of the house isn't as cool but you can check it out HERE