Category Archives: Homestead

A Marathon Yard Day

10/24/2018 – As we had a light all-day drizzly rain yesterday–that should have made the dry soil workable–and tomorrow is 100% chance of rain we decided we had to get the last of the yard work done, including mulching and … Continue reading

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Built New Bed along Azaleas in the Backyard

10/22/2018 – We built a new flower bed along the azaleas in the new backyard. Moved the amaryllis’ in from the bed along the driveway that has become too crowded. Also, separated the two clumps of daylilies at the Bay Leaf … Continue reading

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Added Plumbagos, Moved Roses and added a short Azalea

After the 150th Year Reunion at Union Baptist Church, we enlarged the small bed with the Bay Leaf tree and two daylilies. The bed was extended to create a corner and to provide space to hold the two Grandiflora roses that … Continue reading

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Septic Tank Pumped Out

To be sure we would not have any issues at Thanksgiving, and we have no idea when it was last pumped out, we hired Billies Septic Tank Service to do so on 10/17/2018 for $275. The line in from the … Continue reading

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Moved the TT behind the azaleas…the move from Houston is about over

Today, 10/14/2018, we moved the TT from the driveway (where it has been since early March) to behind the azaleas in the barnyard.  Very nice to have the driveway back.

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Patio Installations

Due to Hurricane Gordon, the patio installation was postponed until we were back at the farm and that was when we moved. So, two days after we drove from Houston for the last time, and the day the movers unloaded … Continue reading

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Moved to Sundown Farms. Week 1 & 2

Drove through a lot of rain on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018, after finally getting away and leaving behind our home for the past 23 years in Houston. Saw a young deer cross the road from the yard as we drove up … Continue reading

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Sept. 2nd-The Lexus and TS Gordon

This week had three major purposes: to haul the Lexus from Houston; to see the gutters installed just before the patios were installed; and start the patios completing the side one. Sunday – Arrived and unloaded putting the car in … Continue reading

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August 21, 2018

This was the trip for the gutter installation and to take the plants from the yard in Houston. We stayed in the “new” house for the first time.

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August 4-10th with Piper and Olivia

This was Piper’s 3rd time and Olivia’s first time at the farm. Piper is 6 and Olivia is 4 years old. We pulled a full 6’x12′ U-Haul trailer with Mary’s art, blank canvases, paper and 5 lbs of carrots to … Continue reading

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