Merry Christmas everyone! Guess what the Roberts are doing on this sunny, 70 degree Christmas Day... Yup, squeezing in some projects during naptime. Wishing you all a wonderful day with family and friends! Happy birthday Jesus! Thank you for your love and overwhelming grace!
Several good friends make it a point to remind me every time I see them that they would like to see some updates on what's been happening at the house. Good grief, it's been a year since my last post! Get it together Victoria! But seriously...who has time to blog about renovating a house when... Continue Reading →
We're in the house! But I have a little catch up to do to show how we got there. On the inside I think I left off when we were in the middle of a month long painting project. Since then we sealed all the logs on the walls and ceiling on the inside (thanks... Continue Reading →
A New View
The property has been crawling with excavators, skid steers, bulldozers and dump trucks for a few weeks now. The last piece of equipment was loaded up and hauled away this morning and the view around the cabin is remarkably different! There are several truck loads worth fewer trees, a new driveway and a huge amount... Continue Reading →
Paint, paint and more paint.
The day before we closed on the house J and I made up a huge master schedule of all of the projects that needed to be done and the dates we allotted ourselves to do them. I think we were off-schedule by day three. And according to the schedule we should have moved in last... Continue Reading →
Lots of Updates…
So much has been going on here the past couple of weeks. We're pushing hard to get the house liveable by October. My mind has mostly been fixed on getting our property line/tax situation straightened out with the Town Planning Board. To sum up what's going on there...TOWN BUREAUCRACY IS SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF... Continue Reading →
We momentarily allowed ourselves to get sidetracked from the house this weekend to start hacking up the back yard. I've got to make room for my goats...priorities people! J's cousin brought the big saws, the big truck and the big chipper and felled about 10 HUGE trees. It sounded like Godzilla was crashing through our... Continue Reading →
The To Do List
So writing a blog about massive home renovations is kind of tough to do when your life is taken over by a massive home renovation! Here's the to-do list. It's a looooooong one. I'll put pictures of the stuff that's been done here and then start writing about what we're doing in real time. First... Continue Reading →
Meet the Cabin
J and I officially began the search for our dream property in February. I had been unofficially searching for two years prior to that and could pretty much tell you where and when every potential farm property in our price range had come on and off the market. Big, beautiful farms in our area are... Continue Reading →
The First Step
Ever since J and I were married, I would turn to him at some random time during the week and shout, "Oh my goodness! Guess what?! I almost forgot to tell you... [long, dramatic pause] ...I want a farm." Then he would roll his eyes at me and we would carry on with whatever we... Continue Reading →