We have had a busy but frustrating week. The bunnies have done a fair share of damage to the garden. Gone are the Brussels, bush beans and peas. We replanted. We added more dirt because the compost (despite being the best grade organic and local) wasn’t cutting it. We weeded. We weeded. And we weeded again. We wondered if we just got lucky last year. But we blame the bunnies. We were doing pretty good until they decided that of all the eight acres they wanted what was fenced in. Oddly enough last year we had about two zucchini and this year every squash plant is doing incredibly well. I’m perfectly happy to eat squash every day all winter. We are still optimistic about planting for fall crops and have just ordered a bunch of kale seeds to see us through the cold months. The best news? Our sunflowers are doing great and are growing taller every day.
Our house has a lot of rose bushes. They are so beautiful and the rambling, out-of-control ones are my favorites. I’ve learned a lot about pruning roses this past year from one of my favorite YouTube channels (Thanks, Garden Answer!), and because of that I have managed not to kill them. Pruning them could take me all summer, but it is worth it to get them to flower a second time.
Inside we finally tackled the drier vent- and highly suggest making sure you clean yours out at least once a year if you haven’t in a while. Ours was a doozy. We had to remove the entire vent because the tool we purchased to clean it got stuck on one of the many turns and angles provided by the location of the drier in the house.
We have begun painting a portion of one of the bathrooms so that it can be at least a little bit prettier until we decide what exactly to do with it. Most of our walls are Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore. The quality of the paint is outstanding. The color works perfectly with an antique house. I also just love the name. This particular bathroom could be amazing. We have big dreams. But big dreams cost big money and with a house as old as ours we can plan on doubling it when they start taking it apart and are sure to find some situations that we didn’t count on. So for now, paint, new curtains and a few new (old) accessories will suffice.
The next big project is going to be the back stairwell. It is very dark paneling and, if I have my way, it will soon be glossy white and bright. If only I were taller or had a stair painting ladder…I’d have the job done this weekend.
The front door is done! It looks so gorgeous and I am so excited to finish it off with some antique planters I’ve yet to find and a full length all glass storm door. The high gloss dark green works well with the brick. I can’t wait to tackle the shutters.