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Friday, March 8, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Today is Random 5 Friday over at A Rural Journal. The guidelines are to list 5 random things about yourself, your family, whatever! Here are my 5 for today:

1. On the days I am free to sleep in, I ususally cannot. uggh

2. I have a To-Do list a mile long, but can never seem to find it :)

3. I drive a Chevy Blazer.

4. Hubs collects arrowheads. He has probably close to 1000, most of which he has found poking around in the dirt.

5. I have never really liked Dr. Seuss books, even when a child.

Now it is your turn! Click HERE to link up your random five!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


I would love to start featuring guest bloggers here at Blue Acre Farm.  I am looking for guest writers who want to share some useful insight to anything relating to gardening, home steading, home making, preserving the harvest etc. I actually have a much larger reading audience than the sidebar reveals, but since this is a new blog, I'd love the exposure and would love the tips and advice even more!

If you are interested in writing a guest post, please email me at marcset1@live.com.

Thanks a bunch!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Work Delayed

Who else is itching to get out in the garden, but the weather just won't allow.  She's a tease, mother nature. We'll have some gorgeous spring weather, then bam, cold and snow. 

Well, a couple of weeks ago we had a gorgeous (though chilly) day and my Dad decided he'd help my Hubs out by digging the holes for the posts for the truck shed Hubs wants to build. He also dug the holes for the chicken coop.  (You see, Hubs is on night shift so he is sleeping during the day and not able to get much done cause his days off have been rainy.)

This is the view from my perch on the tractor as Dad watches over the post hole digger.  The truck shed (meant to hold Hubs' two old trucks-a 1950 Dump Truck and a 1960 Pickup) has to be in a slightly different spot than originally intended because we kept running into a thick layer of rock a foot or two underground.
We dug thirteen holes that day. Four for the coop and nine for the 24'x26' truck shed.
Unfortunately, we haven't been able to do anything else since that day, thanks to the weather and general busy circumstances. We'll get there though. In the meantime.....
this is where we wait
Has the weather interrupted any of your projects?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Freshening Up the Kitchen

Spring Fever always hits me a little early each year. Since Ky weather is incredibly unpredictable (it was 51 today but expecting snow tonight), I am hesitant to begin any work in my garden until the first week of March at the earliest.  However, we plan to grow lettuce this year so I guess I'll be starting a tiny bit earlier. My grandfather says he always plants his lettuce the last week of February, and since he's been doing this for most of his 89.5 years I figure he is an excellent resource. :)  But that isn't the subject of this post.

Spring Fever for me usually involves "feathering my nest", or freshening up at least one room indoors. This year is the kitchen. I was beyond tired of it and could not wait to give it a face lift.

Here's the before picture:
Don't ask me why it was that horrible green. It looked good in a country store, but not so much in my kitchen. After four or five YEARS of tolerating it, it had to go! (As you can tell, a certain 3 year old boy thought kitchen meant play room {smile})
Here is another shot, this time of my cabinets and sink. The door/drawer pulls were originally a really dark copper color (from the seventies, need I say more?) that I painted white on a whim.

 Now here are pics of my "new" kitchen:
 I don't know if you can tell (above), but I spray painted the pulls a silver. I was pleased with how they turned out.
The big open wall with the cubicle is our "school wall". I love how the dark beige, white and red compliment each other.The table was my grandmother's. In the bottom right corner you can glimpse something white. That is an old table that belonged to my other grandmother. I use it to fold laundry.
Curtains found at "the getting' place" otherwise known as Walmart, lol. The white cabinet was my other grandmother's (the same whose folding table I have); I have not painted it which means it was last painted who knows when. She died 24 years ago. You can't really tell in this picture, but it has the authentic crackled paint look which, to me, screams farmhouse. The little chicken decals on the door are "Wallies", decals made and applied like wallpaper. Simple and cute.

So that's it! My simple country kitchen.  I would love to put down a cork floor, but that just isn't in the budget this go around.

Do you get the itch to freshen up and redecorate this time of year?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Identity Crisis

One of my favorite things about living in Ky is the fact we get to fully experience all seasons. Ky winters are usually a little moody, not quite making up its mind what it wants to do. We often say, "If you don't like Ky weather, wait a week and you'll get something different". This is true for other states, I know. What is crazy is getting to experience winter and spring within HOURS of each other!

Tuesday was gorgeous. Sixty-one degrees, glorious sunshine. Really put me in the mood to landscape and work outside. Wednesday was still warm, but windy and rainy. Today....

28 degrees, with a wind chill of 16 and snow!  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lookee What I Got!

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas! We sure did. I wanted to share with you one of the gifts I was blessed to receive. My aunt and uncle own a little piece of heaven in a neighboring county....I only hope ours will one day be as cool as theirs! Anyway, this is what they surprised me with this year

A basket of fresh eggs and packets of seeds from their own garden. Right down my alley! Included with the seeds are cotton seeds. Never grown cotton before, and I am not sure what to do with it once I do......any suggestions?