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May 4, 2016

We're Painting Our House! Colors in The Garden, Victory Garden Guide To Feed Five

Back done!

We're Painting Our House!
Finally! After caulking all day Sunday and doing all the trim Monday, we started the wall color yesterday. I took 3 vacation days and go back to "work" tomorrow. We did the 2 biggest areas, the south side and west side. Also the hottest. I took today to do other things while Dave finished the N and E side. There will be some touching up to do, which we expected, but it looks SO much better! We went thru Consumer Reports and chose one of their best buys. A good paint really does cover better and lasts much longer. We also used brushes for better coverage. Looking good! All the neighbors have commented on how much they like the color combo. It was beige before with sage trim. Now it's grey with a denim blue trim.

Dave working on the trim

The pond was the really dangerous area to work in! We survived :)

Backyard painting station

Our new trim for the front, no more shutters

Stuff out of the way

We'll be done this week, since Dave is finishing up the next 2 days that he's off. We'll put everything back together this weekend. We were lucky with the weather in the 70's except today, 82. Now we can catch up on yard work!!!

Herb box ready to be planted

Colors in The Garden-
With the wet Spring we had everything is blooming like crazy! We already have tiny apples, pears and peaches too! Here's just a glimpse...

My poppies survived the winter!

Bachelor buttons

Baby apples

Baby pears

Victory Garden Guide To Feed Five-
This vintage poster has some great ideas! A good way to have succession plantings.


Mama Pea said...

I love the new paint job on the house! Very good choice of colors.

I so enjoy finding those old charts pertaining to growing your own food. Studying them always give me new ideas. More and more folks are getting into gardening and that's a good thing.

Susan said...

I love the new color combination~! How nice to have warm, dry weather - we haven't seen the sun for days! Your flowers looks so pretty.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks Mama. Good info on those old posters!

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks Susan, I think summer is here!

Kristina said...

The house is looking great. That poster has some pretty good advice. I've been cooking for 7 if you count my Dad's meals. It's been tough, but somehow I get it figured out.

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks. Yes you sound like a hard worker!

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