Photo: Great grandparents at their farm in Blandinsville, IL, with five of their six children .. my grandpa was yet a twinkle in grandma's eye. Stable boy and governess also pictured. Hodges farm, circa 1903-4

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Got Mower? In another few weeks it will be time to give our front lawn its first mow. Dh is home enjoying puttering and unpacking boxes ... moving stuff here and there ... tidying up HIS garage (man room). We decided to order carpet for the basement instead of having the stained and polished concrete ... to make it a bit warmer (we weren't crazy about the finished product. It should have been better protected while the builders were making the house). We ordered a large slab of basalt rock to have our address engraved on to place next to the flag pole ... and a few "bowl" shaped basalt rocks to sit on around the campfire ring. Once this area is done, we can hydro seed the other part of our front lawn.


Pat said...

It's really looking like "home" now, you've done such wonderful job pulling it all together. Give yourself a big pat on the back for a job well done!
I love the bunting hanging from the porch railing - a perfect touch, especially from the mom of a service man and wife of a public servant!!

Terry said...

Oh Mrs.Mac!
Your house looks just like a picture that you would see in a magazine!

Pansies are my favorite flowers!

So nice and peaceful...Love Terry

Sara said...

you amaze me more with each posting!

Maiju said...

What a beautiful home you have! I envy you.