TESENISIS1   59,243
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
TESENISIS1's Recent Blog Entries

Just chatting...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ok so with our city house we are looking at the possiblity of renting it for a few years and then selling it when the market may be better or when our mortgage is paid down and we won't have to take a loss on the property to sell.

I got to thinking about what I would need to do here at the farm now as priority since the prospect of renting will most likely be the way we go...and I really need to get the pantry painted and ready for the extra fridge, freezer and the like...so I got a couple of the brick walls painted with the Drylock paint which seals it from water, once that dries I can then paint it with the color I have chosen. I also need to purchase the floor version of Drylock and paint that as well and then paint with the grey we have chosen...at least in the area we plan to put the fridge and freezer as well as under the stairs...will need to do that room in sections as it is a main walkway into the rest of the basement. The room looks so much cleaner already and it feels good to have gotten that done today. I also will need to paint the ceiling and maybe even wood putty the beam, sand it and paint that as well.

With the city house I may need to paint a couple rooms to make one more neutral and the other just needs a fresh coat of paint. Other than that I think we should be good. Will also need to start cleaning it out...will start with the back garage items, boat, toys, gardening stuff and tools. Then work on the tuck under garage and a few important items in the house that I will want at the farm. Will also need to contact the insurance agent and check on the price difference if it becomes a rental and find our tax statement to see if it lists the change in taxes if it is a rental.

For the farm I have also thought about seeing what the contractor thinks it will take him timewise to complete a couple jobs for us and pay him to do so to take a little strain off of me. It will also make the basement rooms look more finished. I am seriously going to need more shelving for under the basement stairs as well as in the store room so that things can get more organized. Will also need to start figuring out how to organize the garage for tools, and the grainery for the gardening stuff...plus it needs gravel, workbench, and shelves, plus paint inside and out...it has electricity, will need to rewire it and put in needed lights.

Somuch to get done, so little time and money to do it!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EVERLEARNING 4/23/2014 12:37PM

    I'm impressed! You've got great plans in place, and momentum is in your favor!

Keep up the terrific job you're doing, you'll have a tremendous payoff!

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALIAN1 4/23/2014 10:38AM

    Sounds like you have everything under control. You will be so proud when it is all done. You CAN do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MPETERSON2311 4/23/2014 8:27AM

    Good luck! I am glad everything got written down, that always helps me plan things.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOROTHYBERO 4/23/2014 8:22AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DETERMINEDJANET 4/22/2014 11:29PM

    Sounds like a great plan for both places! I like that you are trying to relieve some of the work from yourself.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIPLE_EMME 4/22/2014 11:15PM

    You are one busy mama! Good luck with everything.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 4/22/2014 10:53PM

    wow we that sounds like ALOT of work s0 good luck...ok it sounds like there are several jobs for many people

Report Inappropriate Comment


Chickens and Ducks

Sunday, March 09, 2014

We are hoping to raise some chickens in the near future for eggs, and possibly some ducks as well...the kinds of chickens I would like to get lay brown, green and blue eggs so they call them the Easter Eggers, here is a picture of what they can look like...


As for the ducks...I love pengiuns and this breed of duck called the Emery Pencil stand up tall and are 2-toned and look comical like pengiuns...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARILYNROBERT 3/27/2014 12:45AM

    I missed this earlier. I'd love to have chickens and ducks if we didn't have so many coyotes and hawks in this area. The Emery Pencils are funny looking! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WILSHAR7 3/11/2014 12:06AM

    I think you should raise chickens just to get the blue and green eggs. That sounds fascinating to me!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GARDENQE2 3/10/2014 8:59PM

    I had chickens for many years. I love fresh eggs.
We also had ducks for a while...they have such funny personalities...and if you bake cakes, the duck eggs add a special richness to their texture.
Have fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 3/10/2014 3:08PM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DAP1313 3/10/2014 8:56AM

    I have a flock of chickens, and it's mixed with Silkies and a couple of Easter Eggers plus some others. We get eggs that range from a pretty green/blue to brown. Pretty neat.

On to the ducks. They are messy, messy, messy. Did I say messy? Their yard will quickly become very muddy since they need pools of water. LOL They are characters though. If you get on Facebook there check out Ducks Too and Fresh Eggs Daily to get some good information on raising ducks and chickens.

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ETERNAL_STUDENT 3/10/2014 7:58AM

    One day when I have a house I'm going to own a chicken coop in the middle of the city like the other hipsters. :P

Report Inappropriate Comment
NYARAMULA 3/10/2014 6:55AM

    I love the ducks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYLLYNNE 3/10/2014 6:43AM

    That's fabulous! I wish I could do that too but don't have any land. Let us know how it goes and have a sunny side for me!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNCYCLIST 3/10/2014 12:21AM

    Interesting

Report Inappropriate Comment
DETERMINEDJANET 3/9/2014 11:47PM

    Fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Omnia

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Ok, so it has been a while since I listened to their music, and I am still blown away by the complexity and simplicity of their music and how much I love listening to everything they have produced. They have many pieces that just make me want to get up and dance, then they have such beautiful and sweetly flowing pieces that just make me feel like mediating and relaxing...

So now I need to get myself an Ipod shuffle so I can download their music as they are from the Netherlands and listen all the time, no matter where I am. Plus there are a few other artists I would like to get music for, so need to have a means of listening to them as well...and downloading the music is so much easier than finding a store that carries the CD's, since at least half the artists I enjoy are not from the states.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DS9KIE 3/5/2014 9:36PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYLLYNNE 3/5/2014 8:03AM

    Isn't modern technology fabulous? We can just bring them up when ever we want. Enjoy!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


MN Weather...YUCK...

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This says it all...

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BARBARA_BOO 3/3/2014 10:29AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRAN0426 3/2/2014 5:18PM

    Love the picture and the saying

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUDITH1654 3/2/2014 3:42PM

    Very cute!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GAYLLYNNE 3/2/2014 7:42AM

    You said it!!! I'm so sick of this winter and we are getting more snow today!! Arghhhhhhhhhh!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 3/2/2014 1:12AM

    emoticon winter just keeps coming

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENNRENN 3/1/2014 3:50PM

    LOL!!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNCYCLIST 3/1/2014 3:28PM

    Amen! I've had enough. Oh, Lord help us!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MNNICE 3/1/2014 2:51PM

    And give him a kick for me, too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ETERNAL_STUDENT 3/1/2014 2:20PM

    Hah! I needed that laugh. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment


Plans moving forward...slowly...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Well I need all your energies and prayers, etc that we get a buyer for this house...we need to be moving soon...my mom can't continue to let the farm sit empty with no income and may need to rent it if her house or mine doesn't sell soon.

Van is in getting fixed, took it in Monday and won't get it back till late next week...once I get it back I will be moving me, the kids, and the animals to the farm so I don't have to worry about cleaning this place much to get it show ready. Would hate to have to move back out of the farm after all the work I have put into it.

I have been caring for my granddaughter for the past 4 months and am making my daughter take her back this weekend. That should help my stress level as well as make things a little easier around here for me again.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ETERNAL_STUDENT 2/28/2014 3:56PM

    Sending you some positive energy! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
EVERLEARNING 2/28/2014 11:40AM

    Sending positive energy
emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOROTHYBERO 2/28/2014 9:07AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 2/27/2014 10:41PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIPLE_EMME 2/27/2014 2:12PM

    Wishing you the best!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FEMISLIM 2/27/2014 12:16PM

    It is well with you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAROL494 2/27/2014 12:12PM

  Take care. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 Last Page