April 6, 2014

The Fence Is Down & Masters Week Is Ready To Begin!

 One of our big projects started a couple weeks ago...The old privacy fence started coming down and within a couple hours it was completely down...Tim had been talking about taking it down for several years since we own a chunk of the property behind it...I will miss the old fence and the honeysuckle vines especially during the summer, but I love the open space we have now and then Tim is going to put a fence up along the property line...Green weeds and little purple flowers are growing long the ground...It's so much fun to explore...There is still alot of clean-up from the ice storm and now that Upward basketball is over things can finally be beginning...We are planning on doing a carriage door to our garage door along with new shutters for the front and possibly some lanterns on either side of the garage if possible...We have been looking at accent lighting and we have been planting butterly bushes, hydrangea bushes, day lilies, irises, hosteas, etc. the past couple years...I want to go out back on the property and sprinkle wildflowers in areas and see what comes up this summer...And even though we live in a cul-de-sac we finally feel not so boxed in...

Everything is starting to green and the trees have little green leaves on them it seems like overnight...Dogwoods are in full bloom and azalea bushes as the Masters course signature bush that you see everywhere...

I will post some pics soon...Tim cleaned alot of the wire fence up yesterday and cleared and burned alot of the tree branches yesterday...The wire fence will come down when he gets the fence built on the property line...

And I love that Tim allowed me some really good photo shots of him...Usually he isn't into posing for pics, but this time he indulged me...

Such a transformation from when we moved in 5 years ago...You literally couldn't see through the trees and vines it was so thick back there..It was like a jungle...But each year Tim worked at getting it cleared out to what it is now...

 I took a quick trip to Michael's for some stitching supplies and used my 50% off coupon...The cashier asked if i wanted to keep my flier...I laughed and said "No Ma'am, I'm not heading back over this way the rest of the week."...She laughed and said she understood perfectly...I was already seeing alot of Masters visitors all decked out in their Masters shirts and hats..And we ran into friends yesterday while out that were getting the last items for their trips because they rent their homes out every year during this week...I love the excitement of the week and all the activities planned...It seems to be coming more and more into our area with alot of houses rented out in this area and the new outdoor Lady Antebellum Ampitheater that was built a couple miles down the road...Concerts and activities are planned this week with I know Darius Rucker being here along with others...And Lady Antebellum will be back in a few weeks to perform...The boys are from here..I love the excitement in the air during spring break!!

I have added my Spring patterns for you x-stitchers in my side bar if anyone is looking for a new Spring design to add to their collection...Just email me if you're interested in anything...

From The Farmhouse~~hugs, Jen















April 5, 2014

I'm BACK!!! Sort of!! I'm trying to work my way through this new set up I have on this computer...My computer was sent off to Kentucky over 3 weeks ago to be worked on by a friend that works at Tim's corporate office...So, I have been struggling with a not cooperative tablet...We had a love/hate relationship during that time...It would knock me off the internet continuously and I would fuss and rant...So, when Tim called yesterday and said my computer had arrived I was doing the happy dance...But now I'm kind of lost trying to find things and getting familiar with the new set up...

Spring break has officially begun as of this afternoon...Ten days of vacation....Aww!! And as Augusta prepares for the world to descend upon us for the Masters...I will stay home and away from the traffic as much as I possibly can, but I will be drinking in all the goings on on the course on the television...I have been a couple times and it is as beautiful as it looks on tv...But now I'm content to stay on this end of Washington Road away from the course on the other end of Washington Road and all the ridiculous traffic...

I hope to be back soon with some new pictures...Upward basketball season ended last Saturday and we have some projects planned...One big one has already begun...I will try to find the pictures...lol

From the Farmhouse~~hugs, Jen

March 6, 2014

I worked on some new offerings today...

February 20, 2014

Primitive Handmades Mercantile Update....

Hi there! It's that time again...We are updating our pages...Come on over and check out everyone's offerings.. Click here...

From the Farmhouse~~hugs, Jen

February 14, 2014

We survived the southern ice storm Pax!!




Power came back on last night and the phones and cable came back on about 30 minutes ago...All we've had is our battery radio and our cell phones which we couldn't always call out on to try and stay in contact with my parents (who live above Atlanta) and Taylor(who lives in Charleston, SC)...We laid awake alot the first night and listened for trees falling...About 4 am I heard it and it kept coming and then it hit the wall of our bedroom...I jumped out of bed and kept saying "Tim, Tim, Tim"...lol...Like he was going to hold the tree up or something... He was grabbing Luke...Very unnerved, but no damage thank goodness...Then about an hour later we heard another in the front and it fell on my vehicle...Thank goodness my alarm didn't start blaring! And thank goodness my sun roof didn't break...We heard reports that Augusta and surrounding areas were the hardest hit with inches of ice...Please be in prayer for all the ones still without power and water...As we went out for a bit yesterday afternoon to try to find a hot meal we saw all the power trucks from all these other states that came to help us and all the men that had worked tirelessly in shifts to help us get power back...Words cannot express how much we appreciate all their endless hours of work!!