Friday, July 15, 2016

Beating the Heat and exploring

The Summer Dog Days are here.  While the heat has been kicking we've been trying to stay cool in a house with no central air.  Just window units in 2 rooms.  So weve been trying to beat the heat. Meanwhile we've been exploring what's around us.  We realized that we have Black Blue Berries.  Her are some pictures of what we found and the fun we had picking them.  So i'm not going to mention any names... but someone could not wait to have a "little" berries while we were picking them.  OK, 2 of people...

Yeah, that's the flag!

 Wrong time wrong place for somebody... Nora didn't traumatize him too much though!

 Look at these 2 beauties!  Only thing they need is to have their beautiful Mama in the picture as well.  

Thanks again for visiting and More posting to come.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

3 Weeks in...

It's been 3 weeks here in Indiana and we are enjoying ourselves and enjoying the country.  Sharing some pictures of a tree swing that i built. Here is the web site i used to build the Tree Swing

Here is our nightly sunset.  This particular night we had some clouds which actually made it even more beautiful, but the sun sets right over those trees every night!!

So here is the tree where the tree swing will be situated. It's the branch that is going left.  It's on the front lawn of the house.  

 Here is a close up of the limb.  It's about 20 feet in the air.

Here are the supplies that are listed at the top

 Here is a good shot of the front porch of this old house.  On the right in the middle you'll see a whole in the deck.  Watch Out!!  Dont trip!

Because I can tell your curious, i took another picture of it. 

 Step 1 is to drill 5 screws into the longer board
 Don't forget to use Gorilla Glue

 Next drill the holes in so they can accept the rope

Here is the top side of  the board

Now the rope is through the board

Make sure to tie good knots!

Another shot of the board with the rope.

Thanks for stopping in and please come back soon!!  I'll try to keep updating pictures on a weekly to biweekly basis.
Cheers and Chat Soon!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Beautiful Land

Here are some pictures of the land and the house.  You'll see some pics of us in there having fun also.  You'll notice that a portion of the land is being mowed at this point and the majority is not.  So the portion that is not mowed is roughly waist to almost shoulder height on me.  One of the next purchases for us is zero turn mower.  We also have some woods on the left of the property which you may be able to see as well.
  More pics to come in the next post!

This is just one of the many views that we fell in love with!!

Below you'll see a picture of my garage, or as they say "round hur" my pull barn! 

Out yonder you'll see a farm with over a hundred heads of cattle (over 100 cows and sheep)
Corn Field

Tall Grass and Corn Field

So we will be positioning the back of our house to see this sunset every night.  You cant tell here but the sun is on the way down.  Kristen came up with the brilliant idea for us to position the house so we can view the sunrise every morning from our master bedroom and front of the house and every night as the sunsets we will be able to view it from our kitchen, dining room and back patio.  As you can tell with all this land we should have no problem being in the perfect spot for catching the beautiful sunsets!
Cant wait till you visit and take it all in!
In the below pictures you will see that we had a farmer come and bail the back yard.  You'll notice that he bailed a good portion of it but needed some additional equipment for some of it that was not done.  But you'll be able to see a good difference in what the land looks like when it's semi kept up.

 Soph is off and running in the distance, and Nora is waiting on me,
So the bailing process is a 3 step process.  First they (we) take a bush hog and go through tall grass and cut it down.  Second step is to go through with a different tractor and put the hay/grass in piles of rows.  Thirdly you'll see in the last pictures they roll it up with yet a different tractor.  
 In the below picture, I'm trying to give some prospective here... i'm almost in the corner of the yard here and the closest person you can see is Nora on the left side of the screen.  Sophie is standing next to the tree on the right side of the screen in her light purple/white shirt, and our current house is up there in the middle. 

The rest of these pictures, you'll see that they have bailed the hay.  Bailing is a Win/Win/Win for all parties involved.
1. We get our yard taken care of for FREE
2. The Farmers come and bail and collect it so they can feed their cattle
3. The cows/sheep/alpacas/Reindeers get to eat some good home cooking from the Stewarts!  Our grass is 100% natural and 100% free of preservatives, GHB, steroids, antibiotics, triptophan, aspertane, and MSG.  So they can eat it up and feel guilt free! 
Fun Pictures after a long day of playing with friends and playing in the splash pad.