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A little about life here in Payne Country…

We’ve got the first greenhouse built here in Payne Country, and it looks like it’ll serve it’s purpose. We’ve already began filling it with plantings for this years garden. We’ll see how it goes and determine if we’ll need another in the future. We’re hoping to really be able to extend our growing season with it. It’s already spurred on the creation of a couple more raised beds. We’re excited.

Nov 2011

So, here we are, another year behind us and one of my favorite holidays is once again upon us. That said, the menu is together, and we’re getting ready to head out and do our shopping.


  • Veggies and Dip
  • Scooby Snacks
  • Stuffing balls


  • Turkey
  • Ham


  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Rolls
  • Green Beans
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Stuffing
  • Dressing
  • Cranberry Chutney
  • Macaroni and Cheese


  • Cherry Crumble Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Ambrosia Salad
  • Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Yup…Gonna be another fattening and tasty Thanksgiving! I can’t wait!!!

So we began our project to build a closet in the existing master bedroom on the wall that separates it from Jameson’s room. This will actually be a double closet with one opening into each room. Once done we’ll wall off the bathroom door from the existing master making it Sammy’s new room, and we’ll open the other end of the bathroom into Sammy’s old room turning it into the master. In Jameson’s room we’ll be removing his existing closet, a funky sink and some odd cabinetry to square off his room and make it more functional as well. Our goal is to have the kids on one side of the house, and us on the other while keeping each room functional. The space we’re stealing from the existing master will still leave it at 12’2″ x 12’9″, so not bad for a second bedroom. Jameson’s will be a little different shaped at 15’6″ x 9″, but still a good sized room. Here are some pics of the project so far.

Mar 2010

Well, we’re off to a slow start, but have high hopes for this years garden. We’re making an attempt to get more yield from less space, so we’ve gone with square foot gardens. According to what I’ve read, we can keep salads on the table from these two boxes with cooking vegies to spare. We’ll see. We also planted two apple trees, but we don’t expect to get much from them this season. We shall see…

Mar 2010
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We took the new boat out on its maiden voyage yesterday, and it was a wonderful experience. It was cold, but well worth it. This should fit our needs for quite some time. Enjoy the pics…