Saturday, June 23, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Eraser Carved Fish

I actually sat down and got back to work on some eraser carving.

Here's a nice big carp I'm working on.

First, the beginnings of the carving itself and then the printed image. Next, I'll take it into Photo Impact and adapt it for printing on t-shirts.

I closed the Cafepress shop by the way. Will be opening a new shop at

They don't have as many items to choose from but their t-shirt printing is extremely high quality. It's also free to open a shop there so I plan to have a few of them each catering to a particular niche. One of them being nothing but fish designs.

And now back outside to set corner posts for the shed we're adding on to the back of the horse shelter.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Setting Fence Posts

e're a bit late with the garden this year. Ken's been working such long hours at work as well as keeping up with his handyman business. His boss recently bought a house and hired Ken to help him remodel it. So every night after work they've been over there gutting and rebuilding cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom, laying tile and hardwood floors. They work on that every night until about 9pm and then on the weekends he's been working on other peoples houses. This last two weekends he and I have been building a garden fence for the neighbor across the street! It never ends.

Now, at last, we've started fencing our garden to keep those pesky deer out!

We're using the 16 ft cattle panels as they last forever. They're only 5ft high so we'll be cutting other panels in half length ways and adding another couple of feet above what you see here. If the deer get over that I don't know what we'll do. Maybe cap the whole thing with a wire roof!

Well, anyway we're late. Keep your fingers crossed that we get to harvest something before winter arrives again!

School's Out!

A lot has been going on here on the farm. I'm finally getting a bit of time to write about it.

First, we're all done homeschooling for this year!! Woo hoo!

We finished up the end of year testing last week. Josh pretty much sailed through it and seems to have done very well. We won't get the results until the end of July. He did extremely well on the spelling test which is usually his worst subject. All that reading is paying off. Math gave him the most trouble this year so that's what we'll concentrate on more. We'll probably continue to work on it a bit over the summer.

So, now we have time to work on the garden and all those other projects that have been waiting in the wings.