This is what we started with. Not too bad! It had been made into a fish house so some of the cabinets had been ripped out. The original plan was to turn it into my little retreat space but I wanted be able to camp in it too!
It needed to be prettied up so we took out everything to paint. This is what we found. It had leaked around the lights and the water had settled by the window and ran down the wall.
It all had to come out. The one by fours around the window were rotten as well as the paneling. Grace wanted something to do so she was given a putty knife and scraped all the old caulk and weather stripping off the aluminum.
The aluminum trim was taken off so we could rebuild the frame.
The walls were rotten all the way up to the point of the curve as well as underneath the corners. The metal frame of the trailer was in great shape for its age. Jake replaced all the joists that were rotten and re-framed the walls.
Re-framed and ready to be put back together.
We couldn't find any plain birch paneling, "bamboo" was the closest we could get. It works out great with the finished look!
Stay tuned for part two! We are only half finished with it but it's on the sooner rather than later to-do list!
We went to Arkansas for two weeks over Easter. We didn't have any cows to milk so it was the perfect time to go. We had so much fun! We took our 1963 13' Winnebago travel trailer. It was a tight squeeze but we made it. We were able to visit some friends while down there and did a ton of spelunking. We traveled across the top of the state and fell in love with the Bull-Shoals area.
The Ideal Green Market Co-op It's a special one - 4th of July! Come celebrate with us! Free popcorn (to 1st 100 attendees) Face Painting Chef Demo 11:30am - Jeff Feltman from Old Milwaukee Club w/ fennel magic - sauce, samples to taste on pasta Co-op Members Bake Sale fundraiser
Local Farm Tour (That's US!) - 10am-Noon, Little Boy Blue Farm, Gardens & Apiary (Loukota Family plus) milk cow and her calf, Icelandic sheep, and goats. Located just a mile from the co-op on CR39
I had wanted to make some hay bags out of heavy duty fabric but didn't have the time or room to get out the sewing machine so I went to plan B. I made a grid with duct tape first and then cut out the squares. The goats loved it and can't just throw all of their hay on the ground.
I made mineral and supplement feeders out of some heavy duty plastic bottles too but didn't bring the camera down to take pictures at chore time. This smaller dish soap bottle made the perfect kelp container for the chickens.