16 November 2012

Half Way Farm Update with Photos!!!

With moving day just two weeks away we are busting our a$$e$ like you can't imagine.  It's been one month and this is what we have accomplished so far...










 Yeah, yeah, I noticed the "founting" typo after I closed Pic Monkey - I ain't going back.
 Hoping to get some ducks and a goose - that old concrete cistern will be the duck pond.
 Gotta love the Bear Grylls knife hugh?








 Daddy and Babes finishing the run today.  Heading out first thing Saturday a.m. to pick up the chickens.








 Yard next to the potager - future site of the pool.
Word.

We move in two weeks from tomorrow?
Do you think we can get-er-done?

Here's hoping.    

 

49 comments:

Stephanie said...

I am seriously impressed! The transformation of the wood floors.....they are gorgeous.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so happy for you and your family, Angela! How great that your garden is coming along. I really enjoyed the pics. The baby is SO big now!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

XO,
Jane

janet said...

I am impressed..Holy Cow..You have gotten a lot done..Can't wait to see what the next two weeks bring..The floors are beautiful..

Brenda Hodges said...

Simply amazing...speaking of you personally AND the work you've all done!

Mandy said...

impressed, jealous, and THRILLED for you! do you even know how alike our dreams are? i have been scouring MLS all day looking for LAND for my babies. alas, realistically...this year has been extremely hard financially with a job change. I am praying that the Lord will bless us with something similar to yours! pray for a sister would you? praying for you sweet mama!

vintage girl at heart said...

wow i am tired just reading this! y'all are doing a big job in a small amount of time with all of those babies too!super farmers!!
love what you have done and look forward to the progress.
happy moving day!
happy thanksgiving in advance!

Splenderosa said...

Angela, it is lovely seeing your family accomplish so much, following your dreams, working hard to do so, and all loving each other. I am so happy I know you, darling woman...

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

I want to know what vitamins you two take! Seriously, you've accomplished a TON of stuff in such a short time... well done!! And it's looking fabulous! Can't wait to see more...

Noël McNeil said...

The floors are amazing, the potager is impressive, and your chicken coup is lovely. You've done a lot of HARD work and everything is turning out so nice. Hope these next few weeks will go by quickly and that you can start to enjoy your new home!

Glynis said...

Wow! You (and the family team) have achieved so much in such a short space of time - you have such a clear vision of what you want for your family home. It is lovely to see you getting your dream to come to reality.

It's me said...

Wowww...this is a great post !!...o my o my...i hope it is finished soon...i can't wait...what a lovely house darling.....love from me....and if i life closer to you...i love too cooking for you and your familly...love love love Ria...xxx

amy said...

Wow!!! I love it all.
Yes, you can totally do it! I wish you could bottle your energy and sell it. I'd pay BIG $!

Just so happy for you all.

Teri said...

The living room after you took up the carpet looks great! So chic and peaceful, very excited to see the progress! Good luck with the chickens today!

Homemaker Ang said...

NO WONDER YOU ARE EXHAUSTED LADY!!!!
THE PLACE LOOKS AMAZING. YOU ARE CRAZY!!! 
YOU EVEN HAVE THE GARDEN IN AN CHICKEN COOP ALMOST DONE!

AMAZING! You are right in your element! i am so happy for you all!

Don't ya love not having neighbors!!! wait until summer when you and joel can head out and have a bon fire all alone with just the stars!! xo

Homemaker Ang said...

NO WONDER YOU ARE EXHAUSTED LADY!!!!
THE PLACE LOOKS AMAZING. YOU ARE CRAZY!!! 
YOU EVEN HAVE THE GARDEN IN AN CHICKEN COOP ALMOST DONE!

AMAZING! You are right in your element! i am so happy for you all!

Don't ya love not having neighbors!!! wait until summer when you and joel can head out and have a bon fire all alone with just the stars!! xo

Homemaker Ang said...

Ang, would you mind sharing with us your floor paint brand and type, etc. I have painted many of my wood floors upstairs and hoping for a better outcome as they really are now showing the wear and tare :)

thanks!

Homemaker Ang said...

i still am in shock at all the work you have gotten done... oh my word girl

Elma said...

Oh your home and garden are going to be amazing!! The chickens will be sooo much fun. Can't wait to see more!!!

Priscilla said...

So happy for you.

Ggomez said...

Wow awesome!you all must sleep well at night!
I have really been looking forward to this post,and miss more frequent post!
Love love love that you brought your garden!!

vintage girl at heart said...

which blog is you mama's? i want to go back and look at her summer porch and can't remember which one she is on my blog list?!
thanks girly.

Jen O said...

I have read your blog for a little while, but long enough to see that you guys are amazing! I am totally 'wowed' by how much work has been done so far, and the plans you have for the future. I'm sticking around to see it all happen!

Violets Are Blue said...

Wow - amazing amount of work done. I appreciate all the time and work involved having done smaller scale renos on previous houses. Everything is starting to look bright and like it can finally breathe again! You may want to rethink the duck pond. They will be pooping in there lots and unless you can drain and clean it easily it could be a stinking mess come summer. Jus' saying .... Love the wine bottles and glasses - it's what every reno needs to get through it! Patty/BC

Gail Peterson said...

I love the enthusiasm... It will get it done!
The photos of the children are the best though!
You will always look back and see them in this house at that age!!!
Best and a Beautiful week to you...
Gather your family up for pumpkin pie after dinner out at the farm and bless the farm with your family and take a photo of your first well... almost first Thanksgiving!
xo,
Gail
http://www.casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

Sopa Azul said...

Beautiful post!

Sherri said...

Wow you really have gotten alot done! We move into our new house in 1 1/2 weeks!! Enjoy!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

It is fun to see the progress.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...you guys have made great progress!! It all looks wonderful, enjoy living the dream!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Your hard work is showing fantastic progress. I can't wait to see move in week!

Susan Hawthorne said...

Ang- those white painted floors are "to die for" gorgeous. Love where you are heading with that room! Can't wait to see the chickens in their new home. Susan@Romancing the Home

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

WOW!
I see I've missed a LOT during my extended blogging break!
How exciting for you, Angela!!!

Looking good, my friend. :-)

XOXO,
Anne

Joannah said...

I am amazed at the transformation you are making there! How you manage to do so much with four little ones is impressive to me. I can only manage to get the laundry and grocery shopping done with Michaela. Many, many things have gone undone here for quite a while.

I can't wait to see more!

Carey said...

Holy wow. This makes me want a farm SO badly! Great progress! :)

Valerie said...

so very cool...loved seeing the transformation and can't wait for more pics! You guys are doing a fantastic job!!!

Kate said...

Those floors. *sigh* Someday.

Lady Courtney said...

I'm so excited for you, sat and smiled during this entire post! I'm super envious right now about the chickens...you are all going to flourish here! :) You are ready! donna

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

this is so so exciting Angela!!

So happy for you!

Fra

Massy said...

I love your blog and all of the progress you've made on your new home and wish you the very best with making all your dreams come true.

Dana said...

I am enjoying reading about your progress on the farm. Keep us posted.

Nicole Slater said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the floors. I tried to get my husband to do this in the last house we were in. I seriously want to buy an old farmhouse JUST so I can paint the ratty, old hardwood floors.
They are beautiful AND the garden is swoon worthy and it doesn't even have anything planted.
XOXO

Dewena Callis said...

Your family is amazing! I'm so proud of you two and the little ones. I love to see that energy and passion and look forward to following the progress. I knew the potager would be a priority even though spring seems a long way off. And the wine "cooler" next to the spray cleaning bottle? Love it!

shirlgirl said...

I am loving it. Enjoying this play by play so much, wish you were on one of the reality shows and you got paid for it. Can't wait for more before and afters. Best Wishes.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Wow! That is an amazing amount of progress in a short amount of time!! Everything thing looks so great. You are really making a lovely home! Looking forward to what's next!

shirlgirl said...

I am not very familiar with the sod roof. What is the reason for doing it or is it primarily for the pleasing look?

Theanne said...

it's looking fantastic...very you! the floors without carpet...beautiful! hope you get your sod roof!

Kristie said...

Holy cow! Amazing! Gorgeous! Beautiful! Fabulous! Way to rock it out girl, and with the family's help too! Jealous? TOTALLY, but I am so happy for you!

My Casa Bella said...

Girl, you guys are kicking butt! Congrats, you may NEVER want to leave after you're done, who knows maybe the landlord will sell to you down the road, one can wish, huh?! Your kids will LOVE it there, so much yard to play in. Glad the timing of plants transplant worked out for you. But I know the hard work in remodeling, we JUST got done our remodeling which I've been posting as well, the accomplishments are amazing.
My Casa Bella

My Casa Bella said...

BTW- My Casa Bella is Arlene..:)

à la parisienne said...

Angela,

There's no doubt that when you have your mind set on doing something---IT GETS DONE!

Your coop--wonderful!

The beginnings of your potager--can't wait to see it this coming spring!

Your porch--gonna be a lot of fun to decorate!

Your painted wood floors- GORGEOUS!
I can't help but be a little jealous, how I wish I could paint ours...probably not going to happen in this house!

You and Joel have been working like crazy, and I know you are so thankful for his willingness to make your dreams come true!

Mandy