Can you guess the theme of this scarf?



I'll bet you cannot guess! Ha ha.
For sale at $150. It will be going to The Art Center in Corvallis soon but you can buy it from me first if you want. Free shipping if you buy directly from me.

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Tractors are Awesome!

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Our back yard is going to be amazing!  Grading and moving dirt, creating the landscape I want, makes me appreciate big boy toys like tractors!!  I guess a tractor can be a big girl toy too!!

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My husband is so sweet.  Here he is helping Cheryl move some wood around.  We have so many little projects going on in our back yard.  He is so kind to be helpful to my sister and me.

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Round and round I go, round and round and round.  Moving dirt with a little tractor takes time, but for someone who had a bit of the obsessive compulsive personality, evening out the dirt and creating a gentle slope is really fun.  Especially when I get to make a little mountain of dirt and grass to top off the mound of old carpets we drug out of the now dry corral!  The baby goats will love the mountain . . . and so will the kids . . . I mean the children!

 

The new barn is going up. 

Yesterday evening we worked in the cool of the late part of the day. We had Ryan helping to place the hurricane ties for the rafters.

The last two nights I’ve had dreams where the 6 tons of hay we bought were being rained on! Makes me feel a great sense of urgency to get the haybarn part finished and the hay in it.

We have the floors and corner posts in the for the haybarn structures and the roof will be going on soon.

Another toy for Ryan and me. 

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I borrowed a friends tractor and had a great time grading our back half acre.

We smoothed out the pasture area and created a nice slope in the new barn area where we will be building this summer. Also, spent some time smoothing out the old garden to extend our grassy back lawn.

The new barn area will have a solid run of packed gravel base and pea gravel on top to keep the horses feet out of the mud this winter.  We will also have a hay barn included so that we won’t have to drag the hay on dollys through the rain to the barn!

We are building 12 small structures to make our new barn. Each structure is under 200 ft.² and can stand alone.

I drew so many plans before I finally settled on one. The planning is so fun.

I kind of love projects.