Our Team

'daDad (38 yo), the Mama (36yo), FarmerBoy (19 yo ds), Gypsygirl (17 yo dd), Miss Petite (16 yo dd),LionHeart (14 yo ds), Red (12 yo ds), Belle (10 yo dd),Nae Nae (7 yo dd),Bunny (2 yo dd), Little Britches (3 months)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Heavy Metal

LOL! Just couldn't help myself!
Anyway, we were able to buy the sheet metal ( barn tin) for our roof. It is dark green. We paid just over 50% off retail. We purchased it at an auction. Such a blessing from God.
The house will be sided in a greyish-tan vinyl with a green roof and doors.
Someday we will get some pictures put on here :).
We had planned to work on sorting the tin out by length and putting the house wrap on tomorrow, but we have an opportunity to help split and remove some wood. The new house will be heated with a woodstove, so we need to take the fuel when we can get it. We'll see how the day goes.
Have a blessed Lord's Day!

John 6 I Will Sing the Wondrous Story

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Yesterday we went up to the place to clean some more. We got most of the construction "debris" out of the way so we can begin backfilling. This needs to be done before the siding goes up.
One of our neighbors disced our garden for us. I was hoping to till it, but it started raining. Maybe this weekend?
Monday we purchased the house wrap and roofing felt. A local chain store had a 20% off sale. We saved about $50.
Hopefully this weekend a friend will be able to get our roofing tin for us. We really need to get the house covered, it just keeps getting wet.
Please pray for 'da Dad's job situation. He's been looking, but hasn't been hired yet.

Revelation 16 I Need the Every Hour

Monday, May 18, 2009

Framing finished

Sorry, it's been a while. I just wanted to up date on the great progress! All the framing if finished, except the stairs (interior) and we will be finishing that up today! Praise the Lord! The shell of the house was raised in just 5 days!
Thanks to all the young (and older ;0) men who did the work. We are praying for God's blessing to rain down on you.
Now we'll be looking into the roofing material. We are not completely sure whether to use metal or shingles. After a real bad storm a couple of weeks ago, the only roofs that I've noticed that are damaged were shingled. So, we'll see.
We also need to get the house wrapped and siding up.
Farmerboy has been working some for an uncle, cleaning up a fence line so it's easier to mow. I'm glad he has something to do.
We went to 2 graduations this weekend. 'da Dad's is on the 23rd. I am very proud of all the hard work he has put in.
The public school lets out this week. We home school year round. It will be interesting to see how the neighborhood children react to our children still being "busy". Life sure is different.
The Lord reminded me Saturday that I needed to relax and trust Him to take care of me. I looked around at everything around me and realized anew that almost everything I now own, someone else GAVE me. It's pretty humbling to remember how God has used so many people to meet our needs, and even a few wants. Sometimes, I, just like the children of Isreal, lack faith and gratitude. It is so easy to judge them for their behavior in the wilderness, but most of us forget God's faithfulness. We get jaded. I want to remember.
I think we may only get tomatoes and corn in the garden, but a neighbor reminded me that I can put in a fall garden. I am now planning that. I was feeling a little bummed about the rain, but God was good to show me a different way.
Well, laundry and teaching are calling my name. Good bye for now.
the mama

Revelation 8 Blessed Redeemer

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

House work

(This title was suggested by Lionheart.)
Well, we got all of the block cleaned up. Two of the piers went in on Saturday, the rest on Monday (5th). Then they got all the joists, sub floor and 2 of the exterior walls done on the first floor. Today the framer was hoping to get the second floor up, but the rain held us up. The sub floor can go up tomorrow, Lord willing.
It sure is a blessing to see a crew of men and boys working on our house as though it was their own. Some of them we don't know at all, some are only acquaintances. May God bless each one of them and their families.

"Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Psalm 37:4

"Thou wilt keep (him) in perfect peace, (whose) mind (is) stayed (on thee) : for (he) trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3

I Will Call Upon the Lord