The early days - learning how not to electrocute yourself.
I SO do not miss this classy pink thing. Looks like someone barfed up a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.
We enclosed the outdoor kitchen and turned it into hubby's workshop.
He has to have some place to store all the tools we've needed over the years!
We tore down the second carport (in one night).
Seriously. 6 hours and this sucker was gone. We had to remove it in order to have new electrical service run to the house... which we found out the day before the electrician was due to start.
We had a bull show up one morning, met our resident rat snake, and had a neighbor's horse appear for breakfast. Seriously, it's never dull around here.
I learned how to hot-wire a tractor.
Apparently a green soft brush is required for said hot-wiring procedure. Who knew?
We added a wall to create a third bedroom.
Hubby models the almost finished product.
We got a new roof on the house, which included fixing the hole in the roof.
Not an hour after they finished, the sky opened up and it POURED. Good timing for once!
We rode the horses to the farmer's market to do our weekly shopping.
Naturally, we always bought carrots for the boys.
The well house and storage shed. This is where the barn stands now.
I joked that only paint was holding the sheds up, and I was partially right. We pulled off the corrugated metal siding, and the left side of the shed just collapsed.
The cisterns. Damn these were ugly.
Seriously, watch the video. BEST USE OF A TRUCK EVAR!
We built the barn. I love our barn, I really do!
The barn! Not the fanciest thing ever, but SO practical and functional.
Barn aisle optional. Hay more important.
We created the Taj Mahal of tack rooms.
You know you want a tack room like this one. (Note to self: why is it not this clean any more?)
Joined at the hip. This is one of my favorite pictures of them.
We created a garden space, and did a quick weekend remodel of the kitchen.
Before. Hard to imagine we lived with this nasty floor for two years before we finally got sick of it and did something about it!
New tile floor, new paint on the walls. Not too bad for a weekend and less than $300!
We replaced the floors in the den and repainted everything. Which apparently I never took pictures of and never posted about. Oops.
We replaced the front gate - in the dark, by truck headlight. I apparently ALSO never posted about this either, but I have pictures somewhere.
We did a lot of fox hunting. It continues to be one of our favorite equestrian activities.
I may also have the cutest foxhunter EVAR. Just sayin'.
- We get rid of the damn shed. Seriously, I'm tired of looking at it.
Don't worry, the crazy leaning telephone poles are long gone. BUT OMG THE SHED IS STILL THERE.
- We get the house painted.
- We put up shutters and solar screens.
- We replace the nasty carpet in the bedroom with tile.
- We start replacing the fencing. Maybe we finish replacing it too?
After the addition is complete, I plan on hiring a lawn care service, horse care service, and maid, then lounging in the hot tub every morning with a cup of tea and reveling in our perfect property.
Yeah right. Then I'll get bored and decide to change the paint color in the dining room or something. It's a never-ending project, for sure, but I don't think we'd have it any other way!
Many, many thanks to all the people who have helped make Wyvern Oaks what it is today, and what it will be in the future. We could not have done it without each and every one of you!
** Note the new blog header! Thanks to SheMovedToTexas for putting together a new one in honor of four years of Wyvern Oaks.