Monday, April 22, 2013

Being married to a DIRT DIGGER.....

Well, being married to a "dirt man" does have it's advantages when it comes to certain yard work....
 and crazy ideas that certain wives may have....

Like when it comes to the relocation of a chicken coup because it is blocking the view of our barn. 

Daddy brings in the BIG GUNS....and carefully lifts and carries it to it's new location.....

Now the chicken coup will have prime real estate next to our garden/ feed shed. 
And believe me, it's getting a cute little make-over with a rock path and possibly window boxes?!

But sometimes, being married to a dirt digger is a MESS....having access to such machines, can be dangerous on our yard! 

This time he used his mini-excavator. And to quote Baileyhusband, "It's like digging with a spoon". 

He is digging a water line to our cow pasture, so no more running a hose clear from our house over to the water trough.....really not fun to do in the dead of winter!! So even though my yard is quite a mess for the time being, eventually it will be worth it. 

But no more fun watching this:

I feel a little lazy just watching him do all the hard work, but since these pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago, I have done TONS of yard work and spring cleanup....and even got to mow this past weekend! YIPPEE! Yes, I LOVE MOWING! Especially since it is too cold for snakes still! :)


Loving spring around here, can't wait to get my inner gardener goddess out of hybernation, 
I've got my lists made for the nursery.....

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Where I've Been....

I know....
It's been a LONG time since I have been on my blog.

I've been reading all of my favorite blogs everyday, just not been posting any here.

I wanted to ease back into it slowly...
and fill all of you in on where I've been and what we've been up to.

As mentioned on my post about the blogger's Midwest Meet-up, I did go to the Chicago area over Spring Break and was fortunate enough to meet some amazing "new friends" from blog-land. But the unfortunate thing is....ready for this?....I did not take ONE SINGLE PICTURE!!! What?!?!? Here we were all bloggers and all I seemed to have taken pics of were the little shop we met at! 

I want to thank the lovely Jennifer Rizzo for making this meeting a reality....and her post is alot more informative than mine! Now I will show some pics that I did take......

See the large globe in the picture above? Yep, it came home with me! 
Thanks to my friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms for talking me into it...

The shop, called Room 363, which has it's own blog you can find here, is stuffed FULL of beautiful finds and inspiration! It is in an old house and each room has it's own look and style, I will definitely be stopping back in on my next visit to Chicago.

And speaking of Chicago.....I took my daughters with me on this little Field Trip to the awesome Windy City, and while there we did some MORE shopping on the Magnificent Mile (aka Michigan Ave.)

Even though this cowhide chair is a little too modern for our home, I would proudly own it....seriously THEE MOST COMFORTABLE thing ever!!!

Some time with my girls is all this mama needed! And a little vacation from reality is never a bad idea! :)

We were there on St. Patty's Day, and Chicago dyes the river green! 
Nice welcome for us Irishman Acres gals! 

My only regret was that we didn't stay longer, another couple days would have been nice!
Oh well, there is always next year! 

Now back to all the other things I've been doing.......laundry, dishes, running kids to practices, working at my day-time "real" job, and reading.....and not just the home decor magazines and catalogs....I have finally rediscovered my love of reading REAL books!!! 

We have also been busy doing not-so-fun projects around the farm.....
more on that another day! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! 

This is "What I NEVER knew that I ALWAYS wanted"

A born and raised city girl, finding the country life to be the real me! Every day is an adventure, and each season brings new excitement and experiences. I am learning and loving the path of finding my true passion....making this little farm our HOME!