......Taken in early spring at the farm.....
Farmer is back in Montana and I do miss him lots. Wish he could be here with me so we could do some fun stuff around the farm together.
Speaking of fun stuff around the farm together...I did something yesterday that I enjoyed. It was nice to do some manual labor. I can tell a difference in my body too. I didn't do too much manual labor up in Montana and I felt like it was starting to take a toll--mentally mostly.
We had Rick come out and level the front porch (it was sagging in the valley) and he lifted it 3 inches! Do you see the blocking on the metal posts? That's what he added to level it! We are going to encase the metal posts. I would love to use the original turned posts...Farmer still has them. I don't even know if they would fit.. but man..that would be neat!
But wait..there's more!
I tore off the siding on the front porch! It came off super easy and pulling all the nails wasn't really that bad since I figured out a system. I also took off the quarter round moulding around the windows and doors (not original..just to cover up the asbestos siding joints). Lots of dirt behind the asbestos siding tho! It looked like I was going to rob a bank with my handkerchief over my face. I enjoyed it tremendously..I think it is the gateway to this life again..I had to do something to give me a spark..because I have lots on my plate. I took it off so Rick could come back out and finish up the porch and if anything is attached to the house...none of that asbestos siding will be behind it.
I was so happy to see the nice trim work (big baseboard) uncovered. Also noticed a little bit of blue paint (the original from 1908) still left on the corner baseboard.
Hope you like it...