A small, diverse permaculture farm in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
We just completed a little home improvement project that makes me very happy - tiling the front steps. The concrete steps were pitted and crumbling, and the paint that had been applied to disguise their sad condition was peeling off. Ugly.
We found some large Italian floor tiles on closeout at a tile shop - a little piece of Italy on Squash Blossom Farm.
I removed the old paint and patched the bad spots on the steps. The days are already getting noticeably shorter, so Rog was cutting tiles by headlamp Friday night.
We affixed the tiles onto the steps early Saturday morning and let the mortar dry all day. Last night we grouted and I painted the risers.
The finished steps! I especially like how they feel to walk on with bare feet.
Poet brought her breakfast mouse to the steps to dine.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.