Progress on Horse Barn

Pictures from top to bottom:

First picture is of all four stalls looking down the hallway from the end stall which will be an open area.

Second picture is showing one of the stalls and the front wall.

Third picture is showing the barn roof from the roof of the art cottage next to the barn. The red roof area is where the hay is stored in the horse barn.

The fourth picture shows where the corner of the barn roof ran into the art cottage roof so I modified the corner of the barn roof to fit over the art cottage roof.

So far the barn is made of eight small sections. Once the overhang area is completed there will be 12 small sections each under 200 ft.²

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Barn roof on!

As you can see our opaque white roof is on now. I used Suntuf opal white roofing panels which I made of poly carbonate, which allows light to come through but not as intensely as a clear roof would. It’s a beautiful soft white glow inside.

Next we will put in the stall walls and doors and then the overhang that will extend out beyond the stalls.

I’m so glad to get the roof done. On the bright side, I burned a lot of calories up there the last few weeks.

Upcycling or Frankensteining: my latest creation, mua ha ha ha!

I created this cozy warm dress by taking a sweater my sister was getting rid of and adding a felted neck line, skirt and sleeve cuffs. She had found it in the goodwill bins but it had already been cut by someone else. The neckline was gone, the cuffs were gone, and she didn’t have time to do anything with it. I admired the texture of the sweater so pulled it out and made something new out of it.

I think it has kind of a 60s look to it but with a modern felted double neck line.

Our diet helper: “MyNetDiary” app

Here’s a screenshot of the app Melanie and I have been using on our diet. It’s called MyNetDiary. This app makes it very easy to record the food and calories we are consuming. It also measures nutrients as well.

I love seeing the results when I stay within the calorie goals that my net diary helped me set up. I put in information about my age, height, weight, and activity level, and my net diary determined how many calories per day I should be consuming in order to lose the amount of weight I want to lose each week.

The app is free. If you’re interested in losing weight and counting calories with a very easy app, you might want to check out MyNetDiary.

Baby Goat Challenge!

We have three baby goats and they love to climb on things.  I created a mound of dirt in the back of our yard, but they prefer the seat of the riding lawn mower, our laps, and this roller wheel.  I think they love the challenge of balancing on the roller because it is smooth and slippery to their little hooves.

This first goat is a little billy named Draco something, from a movie about kings and thrones.  I can never remember his name . . . my sister named him, I don’t watch it.  The little girl who comes up later is black and brown and called “Mary Poppins” because she is practically perfect in every way!  Sister named her too, but I remember because I did watch that, many times!  The third little goat, brown and white, is Draco’s big brother.  Can’t remember his name 😦

Any way, so cute watching these little goats play!!  What a joy in our lives!  Almost as fun as watching kittens, lol!

Pine Barrens “Sandy Trail” Inspired scarf

Coyote Tracks or Children of the Earth Foundation is having an auction to help support the scholarship program they offer some children. I decided to offer a scarf that is inspired by the sandy paths we walk through the pine and oak trees there. There’s always debris along the edges which is usually great for making tinder bundles, when the leafy debris is dry.  Whatever you do, don’t sit in the sand, unless you want chiggers!  I always end up with plenty of chigger bites by the end of my stay there.  I can’t resist sitting in the sand.

This scarf is reversible with one side featuring more gold and yellow silk details and the other side featuring more dark browns along the edges.  There are no chiggers in this scarf.  This scarf has not actually been to the pine barrens (yet) but I think it might make a good camouflage scarf for the sandy trails there!

The scarf is made of fine merino wool (next to the skin soft) and silk fiber.

The auction is being held online through the Children of the Earth Foundation (COTEF) from November 18 through December 3.

Click HERE to see the Children of the Earth Foundation website.