Bonjour mes amies & happy Friday!
I hope you have all had a lovely week - I certainly have. My dad is visiting from Minnesota - something he does for a week twice a year - and honestly, they are my two favorite weeks of the year here on the farm. Usually we work on fabulous projects such as the penned yard for the chicken coop, building a pergola, the retaining wall next to the pergola, grading a hillside, paving an entry, etc... I love it because not only to I get to work with my dad (or watch my husband work with my dad while I take photos and "direct" their work...) but when he leaves (my very least favorite days of the year) I have something to look at and remember our visit. Have I mentioned how much I hate when he leaves...?
Unfortunately, this year, the weather is not cooperating AT ALL. It has been raining almost the entire time. Yesterday, when it wasn't raining for 13.7 minutes, my dad mowed the entire property! As you can see, he is as driven as I am to get things done!
We were able to do a bit of work in the studio - a building on the property that has been sadly neglected and is suffering from some pretty awful water damage, not to mention mold and carpenter ants. It is under cover and we are able to work on it and stay dry. I am hoping to get back out there today as I have the boys home from school for a FOUR day weekend (yippy!) and they are always a big help with things like this.
I have also been working on a couple of new things for the shop that I am really excited about. I hope to be able to list a few of them in the coming weeks if I can get them exactly how I envision them and ready for sale. Dad is helping with parts of that as well. Now if I could just figure out how to get him to move out here... I am open to suggestions here my friends... :)
Have a magical, marvelous weekend mes amies - enjoy your time with those you love, or the peace and quiet of your time alone. If it is sunny, enjoy the warmth on your skin and, if it is raining like it is here, nestle in with a warm cup of tea, a good movie, and your most comfy blanket~