Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chicks have arrived

Sunday morning we received a call – our chicks had shipped from the hatchery, and would be ready to be picked up at the post office within the next couple days.  At lunch we went to eat at the house … Continue reading

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Found in the attic

When we moved in our attic was bare.  We’ve had a bit of work done upstairs though, and both the radon installer and the home energy audit inspector noticed this. It’s a snake skin – about 4 feet long.  A … Continue reading

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Home energy audit

We’re having a home energy audit done today.  Despite our mild winter, we’re both quite keen on finding out what we can do to reduce our energy expenses, and prepare for any more severe seasons we may be subject to. … Continue reading

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Beth and the baby goat

One of the cool things about our new place is that we have friends who live just down the road who also have two girls who are pretty close to our kids in age.  Not only that – Ginny and … Continue reading

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More animals

One of the disadvantages of renting is that you’re not in control of your situation.  You can’t do any real landscaping without getting permission, you don’t want to do extensive improvements to the house because you don’t own them – … Continue reading

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A good day’s work

We have a cross stitch that hangs in our kitchen, it was given to us when we moved in by a couple from our church.  It is a phrase about Mennonite simplicity.  “Use it up, wear it out, make it do … Continue reading

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The price of comfort

Today we had a service call for our water systems.  When we moved in we had an extremely high sulfur count in our water, and there was a significant amount of coliform backteria in the water.  We had some people … Continue reading

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