Simple living in New Mexico...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I love spring!

Clay irrigated last week, what a day!

Thank you to the little lady who planted all these things, we are enjoying them so much!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Paint Color?

Just saying, this is the paint color for my house.  What color is it?  White walls are not very exciting in a n 80's rancher.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


These were my favorites!  Love the deep color.  
Ivy took a bunch of outside pics around the first of April.  I love going back to see how much things are growing.

I don't think I have ever enjoyed lilacs as much as we did this year.  The little lady planted them everywhere and they kept popping up and surprising us with their beauty.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rosemary and Lavender in the Backyard

A new venture for the kids!  Show lambs!!!

The blue one is Lavender, she is Ivy's!

Rosemary is the big white one and Clay bought her!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New for us, but a NM Landmark!

Call this number if you need your windmill worked on or replaced or rebuilt!

Casey and his dad are buying this from an awesome family and we feel so fortunate to have this opportunity!

This is inside the machine shop where windmill motors are rebuilt, bearings, gears everything new!! 

Don't you just want to jump in?

Some windmiller's tools!  Fun!

This building has some character...(Hattie and her baby Donnie-Do in the foreground)
This is the welding shop where the fabrication is done.  Look at all the sails!  These guys rebuild windmills from the ground up.  They are better than new ones for much less expense.  This is the last place in the country you can find a 20 foot windmill or have one rebuilt.  Also they put them up, repair old ones, and fix well problems.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Dining Room is Open!

The chandelier was a nasty gold one that came with the, we used what we already had and this make-over cost $1.05!  for the whole room.  We just used leftover stuff, instead of buying paint, I used what we had.  The ceiling is white primer instead of ceiling paint, because that is what we had.  What a fun project!
The dining room is up and running after many coats of Mountain Retreat brown paint... I am putting my big old oriental rug I found at the Salvation Army when winter comes!

This used to be the sun-room, but we needed a room that would fit our long table and we needed to not be so crowded!

I painted it so dark because I wanted the dark windows not to stand out so much.

Ivy loves to wear an apron over her leggins and t-shirts, it seems to be her signature look,  she put this on for cleaning house.

Our first guest to eat in our dining room!!  Home school friends from our old town!  There were 10 kids here, 2 little boys avoided the camera..  After the eating was done, a swim in the Pecos was in order!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ivy's New White Bedroom!

We whited this room out.  

This was out of the old opera house in Las Vegas, NM.

This room went from dark 1980's to looking like a normal room.

It may not seem like we did much, but the trim was so dark it was almost black.  These shutter doors are so much prettier.  The white splotches are on the photo, but not really there in real life.

Ivy painted both of these mirrors.  She was happy to have white walls if she could add whatever color she wanted....
This is the fan that was in Ivy's room before she talked her dad into switching it out.-just to show you waht we were dealing with!
One room down and 10 to go!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In the garden... and a dentist if you need one

So far we have planted 30 pounds of seed potatoes and 450 onion plants.
It was darker than I thought....

The fence is further along now than in this pic!

My new drip system, the micro drip is much cheaper than the big stuff.  I'll take it!
Hattie getting some much needed dental work done.

Ruby must be the dental hygenist

You know our # if you need an appointment.