With each passing week we are closer and closer to meeting our moving deadline.
|All we lack on the floors|
While there have certainly been plenty of unforeseen complications, overall we are still doing pretty well.
If we can at least begin moving by the end of this month, we will be in good shape.
|Installing the microwave|
Ian already loves playing there every time we hang out at the farm.
The little patches of green give them something to nibble on, but most of their nutrition comes from a bag currently, and it's really starting to rack up!
We have no qualms about eating them, but finding time to process is going to be very difficult.
They are good looking birds, so it would be nice if they could contribute to other breeding programs.
I finally had some takers who made the drive from east TN. The original plan was to sell them two, but they happened to mention they had some critters to trade.
So, sucker that I am, I ended up trading two drakes and some hatching eggs for another Silver Appleyard drake and a trio of Muscovy ducklings!
The young drake will provide some fresh blood, and the muscovies? Well, I'll have them. :)
They are beautiful little ducklings, and after capturing the strays at the park and dumping them at my parents' farm, I've really grown to like muscovies.
So........ - 2 = 4. Duck math.
I do have somebody coming out this week to purchase a young hen, and I'll attempt to sell the rest of the young drakes.
Except for this guy:
|....... and starting to leave the brooder.|
They are a colorful and exuberant lot!
In another week or so they should be ready to go to the parents' farm.
Although, we may not be able to let them all go.
Ian really loves the black chick (probably just because it's the only one he can pick out of the rest), and I have my eye on one or two more.
|This is my favorite|
Now that the kitchen is just about finished, we are turning our attention to the bathrooms.
The vanities are in.....
Just when I thought the decision-making for the interior was done, we go and decide to tile the master shower.
The mobile home shower surround we ordered for it is very ill-fitting and not very attractive.
Tile is really what we wanted, and the people who did the floors can do the shower. It will get done fast and look great. Boom. So we just have to decide WHAT kind of tile and WHAT kind of design.
We've also been looking at dining sets and couches, since we don't really have much of a dining table and our sofa is literally on its last legs.
We have a great dining space to work with, and I really wanted to get an 8 ft table, if possible.
I wanted something in the rustic farmhouse style, second hand if possible. But we really weren't able to find anything long enough that was affordable.
After weeks of searching, we finally found one that we really liked........
Still looking for a couch we like (that will fit).
So this week we should finally be getting our water hooked up and ready to go.
Subsequently, we will be ready to hook up the vanities, the kitchen sink (if the counter tops are ready), as well as toilets.
We are getting SO CLOSE!! Close enough that we might, might actually make it to Florida this fall for a real vacation.
If we don't, there's always the lake. :)
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