Thursday, July 19, 2012


Got the front entryway painted, despite all the heat!

Before--on moving day, drab and boring white:


Haven't done the crown molding throughout the room yet, that'll come after the rest of the living room walls are painted. I may end up taking down the crown molding, stripping it, painting it and rehanging it, depending on how ambitious I get. The previous owners slopped all kinds of acoustic ceiling bits on it, plus a ton of paint drips, and applied paint so thickly that it obscures part of the detailing in the wood. The molding at LEAST needs to have the gunk scraped off.

Spent today repairing the back yard fencing so the chickens can safely be allowed to roam the yard. We still have a few spots to finish before it's ready, but it's about 85% there! I'll feel so much better when they have more room and can settle into a more normal routine...also we need to incorporate the chicks into the flock.

Also, we had a HUGE fish fly spend one of the hottest days on our front window screen, he camped there till dark then went on his way.

He was very pretty, I love the grid design on his wings, that ISN'T the screen showing through! I told him he was darned brave to be hanging out at a chicken owner's house...

1 comment:

  1. From mandrill on LJ:
    I was gonna say, that is one brave fish fly! A chicken would love to gobble him up in just one gulp! :)

    Love that little architectural detail of the two windows on either side of the front door. The painted wall looks nice but don't go too crazy with the dark colors. Best to have one or two accent walls if you plan to use dark or odd colors.

    I hope all the chickens are doing well. Are the babies still sleeping out of doors? or did you all finally cut a door for them into the main coop? Have you had any meet and greets with the adult chickens?

    BTW, I really enjoyed the batch of photos that you posted last month of the young chickens. Fries and Wiggles are so adorable and funny. Nigel is beautiful, as is Rose (I love her cute face and patterned feathers).