a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Missed Saturday

so I have to make it up today. Warning!!! Two post day.

Twin glass topped barrels added to my area
It was a busy day. At eight AM Den and I were waiting for the cattle panel business to open. We loaded a lot! This is to avoid the use of my round pen for weaning, doctoring, and fattening of calves. My round pen is so handy for that, now there is no excuse, Den has his own panels.
A wonderful thing happens while I was there. The owner was showing me his office all made of recycled lumber and tin. He knew the story and the year for each piece he had used. I noticed a wonderful cabinet on the front porch and asked him if it was for sale. No. Then I heard the sad story of his wooden barrel being blown away and broken. He had all the pieces. You know where I am going, right? I got the wonderful piece of furniture for putting his old barrel back together. He wanted to use it for a trash can. I have my work cut out but I can do it!

The piece...needs some work but can't beat the price!
Back to the farm, my prize piece of furniture was taken out, loaded in the tractor bucket, and unloaded in the house.
Beverly arrived and we went to work. We did not get a big area finished but, oh, the work we did. I concentrated on the tool closet, she concentrated getting things in their correct home. I have nicely marked and organized containers of screws, nails, bolts, nuts and washers. You can find the tools in the dark! Everything is sorted to its kind and surely looks better than it did.

A different statue for my favorite table

The view over my kitchen sink, I can gaze out the window at the beautiful valley as I do kitchen chores. As you can tell, my style is extremely different and I only use things I love. Hope you have enjoyed my farm house.


Rudee said...

You were a busy bee. I love the file cabinet. Don't overdo your makeover-you'll lose that fine patina of age.

DesertHen said...

You have been busy! Thanks for the tour. Love the glass topped barrel by your chair! We had glass topped shipping crates at one time in our bedroom. The crates came over from England when my sister had some items shipped home after a trip she had taken.

Happy Sunday...=)

Melanie said...

I love the baskets that hang above your sink! I have a thing for baskets and have too many...lol!!!
I love the tours that you give us of your farm house. Makes me want to come in and stay awhile!

Carla said...

I have kitchen cabinet envy,
AND kitchen window envy.
There, now thats out of the way, I feel better.
I agree, the milk bucket got quite an upgrade, loving your bureau (is that the word for it), and how cool you were able to trade for it!
Your house looks like home.
(wanna trade?:)

I'm seeing you in little Evan's photo:)

The W.O.W. factor! said...

Love your old farmhouse walls!!!!
What a treasure you get the priviledge of living in!!
And what a steal on that beautiful old piece of furniture!

Jeannelle said...

Congrats on getting the wonderful cabinet! I love your decorating style!

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