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    We are Falling behind

    Fall is definitely in the air.  The sunlight is showing itself later and the air is crisp.  We commiserate the waning of summer while enjoying the beauty of the leaves that cover the trail where we ride our bikes.  We are really not falling behind, we are embarking on the Fall season though.  We are actually feeling really good about our progress, yet the arrival of this new season does bring with it a sense of urgency.  We do think it was a good decision to prioritize the progress of the exterior so we can paint before Fall is in full swing. We love the colors the new season will…

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    We have desided

    Yes, we know the title is spelled incorrectly…be patient… We desided (decided) to take another week away from the farmhouse to spend time with family.  The time away would have yielded much progress, but our decision to relax with family was a good one and we had a wonderful break. We are back and continuing our farmhouse restoration project.  Here is the reason for the spelling fopaux: we are repairing the 94-year-old siding in preparation for painting.  We are literally desiding; de (meaning removal)-siding (94-year-old house siding). While the original siding was in remarkable shape, the years had taken their toll in particular areas. Our decision to change the porch…

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    More P’s

    What?  More P’s?  Yep! Picking Pretty Plums Past Pears Post Property Purchase.  Please Provide Participation. Take a look at all those yummy plums! Please participate by sharing your favorite plum recipe.  This weekend I will be making plum bread, plum chicken, and plum apple crisp.  Do you have a favorite recipe? Please share. The pears are not on the plan for the baking weekend because they need more time. With the four acres we purchased with our charming farmhouse we were blessed with an abundance of fruit and nut trees.  I would like to pretend I know what I’m am doing, but the truth is that I have no idea…

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    P to the 8th power

    PPPPPPPP:  Posting Proficient Paul’s Porch Progress Pending Pricey Painters  Here is where we started: (wanting to give you a genuine feel for the project by including the picture of all the junk that was left on the porch) Front porches are as American as apple pie and the history of the American front porch is in some ways the history of the American people as well. The porch became a thing approximately 125 years ago when “porch” just meant a covered entry over a door. What started as a symbol of status and evolved as a functional design ended up being a catalyst to the ideal American town as gathering…