In February of 2009, my husband and I bought our first home located on a few acres in Johnson, Vermont. We live here with our dog, Ollie, two cats: Elvis and Atticus, six Nigerian Dwarf goats: May, Chutney, Poppy, Juniper, Willow, and Jokers Wild, and about fifteen laying hens. And to top it all off we welcomed our daughter, Isabel, into the world on January 11th, 2011.

We're slowly updating our 1850's farmhouse while steadily working towards a healthy, meaningful, self-sufficient life together.

This blog details our endeavors along with our successes and failures- all in good fun. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!


May and I enjoying some sunshine


Weekend Warrior is my middle name.

Lovingly Posted by Melissa Friday, April 16, 2010

Not really.  My middle name is Brooks- same as my Grandfather, who is named after a famous clergyman, Phillips Brooks.  Interesting because my Grandfather became an ordained minister and is famous in his own right...but I digress.

I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.  We are so close to finishing our guest bedroom and, while we could have finished this months ago (like I had planned), we're just now getting to a point where we're ready to dig in and finish it up.  Rainy weather can do that to you.

At this point the only things left to do are:

   Paint walls
   Paint ceiling
   Install new light fixture
   Put up trim
   Finish closet (paint, curtain rod, shelves)
   Finish floor (just one little section that used to be hallway)
   Hang the wooden blinds and buy/hang some drapes

I'm pretty sure we could get this all finished in a weekend.  We shall see.  I may get ambitious and start painting tonight which would give us more time to paint/put up all the trim over the next couple of days.  Ooohhhh and I just remembered that I am taking Monday off (so I can pick up our bees first thing in the morning) so there is one more day that we'll be able to work on the room.  Oh man, now I AM excited!  Keep your fingers crossed, folks!  Hoping to have some stunning before and after shots for you soon!!  Yippy!

1 Responses to Weekend Warrior is my middle name.

  1. EcoLife Says:
  2. I was going to ask when you got your bees... but now I know. We get ours on Saturday! I am way to excited about this!