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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Color! And a Scary Zaniac Afternoon
The new color for our house has been decided, and it is...Teal! A bit deeper and darker than this teal we stained the bench. The teal and crazy yellow fence combo makes me smile. And both magenta geraniums and Orange the Cat look good with it, too.
Yesterday we had a rare sunny day, so Israel began painting the south side for us. He spent most of the day washing the walls, scraping the old paint, and priming the bare spots. He was able to get a start actually applying color in the afternoon so we can get a sense whether we like it or not. I LOVE the color. This shot was taken on a dreary rainy morning (this morning) - it may be a bit lighter in the sun.
We will keep the trim cream and the screen door bright spring green. Don't want to be too boring!
http://www.andrealbowers.com/brain-gut-connection-part-3/ hanging baskets will show up much better!
Now when it is winter and dark and dreary and gray outside, there will be some vibrant color in the landscape. Maybe we need a peacock to coordinate our flock with our house...
Last year, a friend gave me the painted lamp that had hung in the bedroom of her recently purchased house. I put it on a pedestal with a solar light inside and it was a pretty entrance to the house but that lamp was never intended for outdoors and over the winter the paint fell off. It is now a terrarium fairy garden- planted with hens and chicks and a little figure reclaimed from the farm store.It's rather magical lit up at night!
I got a start over the weekend on painting the arbor entrance to the bee and butterfly garden. Zinnie helped me with chores and photography this morning. The only remarkable thing about that is that yesterday she got run over by a car. She was sleeping under it and the driver did not notice and backed over her! I came out of the house just in time to hear her yelping in terror and emerging from between the front wheels of the backing car. I am not sure who had the greatest adrenalin was surge - me, Zinnie or the driver.
Amazingly, she had no broken bones or bleeding injuries! Her front leg was hurt but she was putting a bit of weight on it, so that was a good sign. I took her to the vet to make sure she was ok, and she is bruised a bit, but thankfully no internal injuries - she is one lucky dog! After a day of laying low and contemplating her mortality, Zinnie seems to be back to her usual zany self, limping just a bit, pestering the other pooches, assisting me with chores, and trying oh-so-hard to refrain from herding the chickens. I am so relieved- I am extremely fond of that critter!
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.