Front Porch

The porch has been evolving. Kinda like these boots.

The sides were closed in, and I primed. Notice, the tree swing in the foreground?

Stephen trimed the door and windows this weekend. Ahh… (Still don’t have the bottom board, so they aren’t completed.)

He also trimmed out the side entry window. The replacement siding is going to take some figuring out. Since we are going to remove the walk-in cellar steps, we have 2 small walls of this exterior siding, but it is old and brittle, so we aren’t sure if it will provide enough replacement boards. The barn is sided with this as well, so we might be able to use that.

Remember how it looked when we bought it? Its getting there!

Outside Window Trim

The exterior window trim is styled after the original trim. Its missing the bottom piece that goes under the sill. Stephen decided last minute he wanted a different width board than what he purchased.

Barnyard gate

We are still working! But, I haven’t been faithful in posting. Here is a cool improvement Stephen finished while I was at camp. He completed the fence and put in a “garden” gate. This keeps our chickens out of the pretty part of the yard and in the barnyard.

Before:

 


And now:

Here it is from the barnyard side: