Thursday, April 30, 2015

News on the well house and such




Good gosh! Would you look at the leaves, and look at this ugly mess! It's no wonder I was depressed the whole month of February! This is definitely a "before" picture. 

You may remember back in February when the pump in our well stopped working and we were without water. We called the pump and well digging folks out and had a new pump installed. You may recall too that the well cover fell apart as it was being taken off, and how happy that made me. I don't like those little wishing wells. 



This was a couple of years ago before the old well house fell apart.

When Poppy said a friend at work was going to build us another well cover,  I jumped right in and said it had better be "big"! Something that looks real. I wanted a well cover like Aunt Berlie used to have. Now Aunt Berlie's well cover was big enough that she and I could carry our straight chairs out and sit and crack walnuts...under the cover of the well.

Poppy's friend delivered this late yesterday. It took four men to get it off the trailer.


I did say "big"!  We can't sit under this one but maybe it looks more real. It needs leveling a bit and painting. I'm thinking a dark walnut color, the same color I plan to paint Poppy's shop. 


The shop was supposed to be barn red but it turned out orangy looking. Now that we're living in a red house, I'm thinking the shop needs to be another color...maybe dark walnut.

Okay, I'm off to make bowls if ice cream. I can't seem to get off this roll I'm on...let see who can get the fattest!!! Have you tried Turkey Hill's Box of Chocolates? Honestly, well it's indescribably delicious. :) You need to buy a carton!

Hope to be back soon. 

Love,
Henny


17 comments:

  1. Hi Henny: Your well looks fantastic. It looks so neat and tidy sitting there. Now that shop of Poppy's would be envied by the retired-guy. And if it was mine I'd have window boxes full of flowers on those windows in two seconds flat. :) Give that Smokey a hug for me. Deb

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    1. I've never thought about flower boxes. That shop has always needed something. Now if I can Poppy to build them. Thank you Deb.

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  2. Your log home is red? Did I read that right? It doesnt look red in the picture lol. I think Debs idea of window boxes for flowers on the work shop is s super idea! I know what you mean when you paint, sometimes the color just doesnt turn out exactly 110% the color you expected or wanted. But thats the nice thing about paint.. you can just paint over it :O)...

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    1. Our log home is red. It is not painted, but stained a redwood color. It turned out a little too red but is looking better as time passes. The natural cedar logs were beautiful for many years but needed something so we did the staining last summer. I love Deb's idea too.

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  3. LOL I forgot to say the new well house is nice! What I would give to have a well!

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  4. I used to have a pump like that on my recreational property. It cost a lot of money and like you, every once in a while it quit.

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    1. I'm hoping we don't have pump problems for a long time. That new well cover is really heavy!

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  5. I like your property before and after all the leaves. It looks very inviting and comfortable place to spend time. The well house is nice too. I hope you find just the right colour you like.

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  6. I love the new well house. I just love your little farm! I love you. I wish I had interesting things to blog about. Oh well. I love you to the moon and back!

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    1. I like the way you say to the moon and back. That always makes me laugh. Vicki, you do have lots of interesting things to post. You have a REAL farm! I love your posts and pictures and I can't even imagine taking pictures of...good grief...what's his name??? Jimmy! Is it Jimmy, the bull. I wanted to say Johnny. :) I love you!

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  7. Cute new well house. Ours is in the grain bin...not very pretty but practical:)

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    1. Thank you. Now you've got me wondering. It your well in the grain bin or is there a grain bin covering your well? My brain goes crazy a lot.:)

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  8. That is an impressive well cover. Dark walnut should look very nice!

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    1. Thank you. I think dark walnut too. :)

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  9. Lovely looking well cover that will look even better when painted.

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