The End Of Our First Summer

| 12/17/2013 9:38:00 AM

Mary ConleyDear reader, For those of you who have followed our first summer on our little hobby farm, I’m wondering if you are thinking it was all work and no play with all the junk, weeds, and thistles. It is almost true, but ... some of our family visited and helped us now and then, and our oldest grandson, Josh, came and stayed with us for a while. We enjoyed his visit so much; we said it was worth buying the farm just to have him for a few weeks.


Josh, claiming more area.

So, our first summer passed quickly. The weekends had been filled with hard work, together-ness, and family. Oh, but remember how I told you in a previous blog that the first thing we noticed about the house was that it needed painting? Well, it STILL needed painting! Larry had to do a lot of scraping and caulking first, but everything went smoothly, and it was well worth the effort. We also put some white lattice work around the screened-in porch, and kept after the co-op until they came out and painted the rusty propane tank.


Larry scraping the house.