Today is National Weed Your Garden Day. All I have to say is that this applies to me.
And if ya wanna whitewash the fence, just move the sign.
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Hey Czar, I’ll give you 50 John Wayne “half dollar “ bars for your help! Oh wait, it’s raining and we have never have worked in the rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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“YOU DON’T MELT SOLDIER! RAIN IS JUST ANOTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! GRAB THAT PONCHO AND GO!!!!!”
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IF IT AINT RAINING, YOU AINT TRAINING!!!
Or hire Huckleberry Finn. 😉
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Not any more, you gotta go thru any EEO process to make sure any Protected Group whitewashers haven’t been discriminated against in your hiring process.
OMgosh! C…you got me there and shot me down!
What was I thinking?!!! 🤣
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Morning, Angelle! Have a beautiful day1
TY….and gonna do my best, specially since you just told me to have a beautiful day! 🙂
Looks like your “mornin'” to Lucille ended up under my box instead of hers.
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Good morning, Colonel! Imagine flying this thing…
The pilot is, of course, Eddie Rickenbacker and the plane a French Nieuport.
For those not familiar with him, here’s a good overview that’s not from Wiki–from which I’m trying to wean myself…https://allthatsinteresting.com/eddie-rickenbacker
One of the best pilots in WW1, and all time…..the Huey that I flew in flight school, and a few years ago has more instruments than the aircraft pictured.
Morning Lucille! Have a beautiful day!
Morning Col. Ken!
Good morning, sand! Thanks!
“Malibu Coast Spring” by Granville Redmond (1929)
Beautiful! Thank you, Lucille!
I’d definitely love to have this in my home!
Good afternoon Lucille 🙂 !
Good evening, lovely!
One of my favorites Sunflowers ! Evening Lucille 🙂 !
Good mornin’ all Stellars/friends…yeah, I know, it’s kind very, very early (1:32am) but the only time I will have today to jump in and say hi.
Thought I’d leave a little blessing of poem and a gorgeous song that wraps up in a heavenly climax of music glory!
Shalom and may you all have a most blessed and successful day!
PS: Menagerie….just waaaaitin’ for your next post!
A SONG UPON THE MIDNIGHT SEA
The siren of the Sea
The whispering wind
The wailing song of a tearful end
Is heard once again in the tempests of night
Beneath kissing stars of a glorious Light
Bespeaking the love of a union arising
The wings and the flight of a dove now surprising…
All of Earth quiet
All of Earth sleeping
All of Mortality beneath Heaven’s keeping
The Mystery of Law and Love’s Revelation
Suddenly opened as Time’s Revocation
A Season of turning and fiery Embers
Falling from heights as History remembers
The way of the wind and breath of humanity
The darkness and void of pride and its vanity
But Love conquers all this Silent Night
Stars in the midst of a Wonder and Bright
Perfection of Lights in its glorious Reign
The ceasing of suffering, toil and pain…
Angelle Staria – 10.5.2007
Peace to all!
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Thank you, Angelle! How lovely!
YW. Kinda nice to start out the day with some beauty and inspiration.
Have a great day!
You, too! 😊
Afternoon Angelle 🙂 !
Afternoon…well…err…..evening now, lovely!
When I posted my poem and video early am this morning it looked like I wouldn’t be able to get back on today, but some downtime was made available….so Voilà!
Ah, yes, today’s discussion of weeds fits right in with nuking the WDC swamp full of human weeds…
TRUMP DECLARES INFO ON BARRY SPYING ‘WILL ALL START COMING OUT” AS TODAY NEW DECLAS’D DOCS RELEASED
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DOJ seeks to question CIA officers in Russia probe review
I’m so ready for this charade to end. At least all the darts constantly hurled at our President only make him stronger and more willing to fight. Anyone else would’ve folded under the withering attacks.
So true. I believe that God has blessed our President with great resolve and determination.
Yes, He has. What a great God we have!
Yea and Amen to that! 🙂👍
This is why the Dems are rushing to hold hearings, etc. They are trying to get ahead of this coming out.
Morning auscitizenmom! Yes indeed.
Mornin’ S&S. 🙂 ❤
I like to think in these gardening terms:
PDJT is going to heavily spray some Round-Up (AG Barr & John Durham) on the poison ivy. (DS swamp.)
LOL! True! But as Aus discerned, the Dems are going to try to do as much damage as possible before they are called out. We know the fake media will cover for them; but it’s going to be just too big not to have an impact.
As much as I stay furious at criminal elites, agencies, Hollywood, academia, I hold LSM/MSM more responsible because they cover up the sins of all the others. All the other groups get away with what they do because media, the fourth estate, has completely transformed into the fifth column.
But things are coming to an intense boiling point and something is going to blow and give one way or the other in the not-too-distant future.
I believe God Almighty’s hand and outstretched arm will be a major part of that equation. Evil can test Him only so long before He reacts to man’s defections, stubborn will and pride. God will not be mocked forever.
End of sermon for the day. 😉🕯🙏
The bane of my gardening existence can be summed up in one word: chickweed. So delicate that you try to pull it out if the ground and is breaks off leaving the roots intact, and hardy enough to grow through dense foliage and choke out the flowers. Grrrrr.
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ZM, great to see you…….. Nye has been frying up extra bacon…… hope you have been well.
Hi, Colonel! Doing well — busy at work, but now heading out for vacation for two weeks (Sardinia). Can’t wait!
I finally seem to have conquered the Canadian thistle in my garden. Still have plenty of others – including lots of creeping charlie – to contend with.
Stella, bet u know by now that’s it’s a lifetime war against all these weeds…and I add for sinus sufferers, ragweed!…I swear, the devil must have planted that one himself. 🤨
Talk about creeping….how many people I know confuse Virginia creeper for marijuana tho the difference is 3 for marijuana and 5 for VC.
Then there is all-consuming take over everything kudzu.
Like I said, a lifetime war against weed.
Who will win?🤣
The weeds will win, for sure! There is pollen right now that wreaks havoc with my eyes and nose.
‘Fraid you’re right about the weeds.
With so much rain this winter and spring, we can count on pollen and insect hell for awhile. Sinus also wrecking havov with my ears. The stuff can drain in your ears and cause infections.
Okay, gonna lock me in an air tight box and throw away the key for awhile. 😊
My dread enemy, poison ivy, seems everywhere despite my effoorts. Czar thinks I’ll denude the world before I get ahead of it…..
It’s a problem for her, she’s easily itched out, but if prefer I cook you some…
Hbby….prolly got that right.
Just warn me ahead of time before you get to our area! 😄
Chickweed is edible, a good salad green…then again most salads are composed of weeds we find edible. Embrace the weed and do what we do with pests, find a way to cook/eat it. Once we find that perfect sauce and garni for Democrats they’ll be on the menu next.
See my post above. Perhaps poison ivy could work…..
Not going to sacrifice my lovely terrace to the terrors of an edible weed.
Well…SOMEONE’s not being locally sourced and sustainable. I can’t see all the fuss about a wee weed.
I love to eat dandelion weed in a salad! In the South we eat Pokeweed too. Sot of a spring tonic!
Did you know that dandelions and sunflowers are in the same family? I just learned that recently.
Yes….long, long time ago, but had completely forgotten about that. Quite amazing considering how different they look. We all remember blowing dandelions to the wind. Sweet childhood memories.
I didn’t know that, but now that you’ve said it, it makes sense, they do have a similar look .
Many years ago I was friends with an elderly couple, both in their upper 90’s and they made Dandelion and blueberry wine, it was the sweetest wine that I ever tasted.
I prefer the fungi (black and white truffles) with eggs or pasta and occasionally eat snails when I am in France (mostly for the seasoned butter). See how eco-friendly I am?
There they’re delicacies, here they’re things I spray for in my garden. You sound like a fungi to be with.
— WeeWeed (@WeeWeedTX) June 13, 2019
— WeeWeed (@WeeWeedTX) June 13, 2019
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Oh boy… that is spot on! Morning WeeWeed!
Morning Ms WeeWeed!!!!!! Nixon was entrapped by the Left/Teddy Kennedy criminals.
Indeed! Mornin’ Colonel Sir!
Good one. LOL
Mornin’ Wee. 🙂 ❤
There you are, mon cher, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.
Good morning, WeeWeed! Be sure to get out there and weed today…builds muscle and character I’ve been told. Too bad Foxglove is poisonous…it’s so pretty…
as is Poodle dog bush but it’s also muchos nocivo…
10 Poisonous Plants to Weed Out of Your Yard
The Poodle dog bush…
I grew Foxglove one year. It’s beautiful.
Afternoon Wee 🙂 !
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel)
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 (Jack Daniels)
Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 (Whiskey Smash)
Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 (B52)
Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 (Hot Buttered Rum)
Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 (RumChata)
Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Smoking Bishop)
Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 (Red Russian)
Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 (Yuengling)
Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
Mornin’ NC Nana! 🙂 🍸 (Beautiful)
Mornin’ bjosz! 🙂 (Some of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
Mornin’ Angelle Staria Literary Works! 🙂 (Some more of Menagerie’s Jack Daniels – Shhhhhh)
Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Doughnuts for coffee!
Yum! Crispy edged pancakes. I’ll have those. Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂 Hope the weather everywhere is good today. We seem to be having our pop up showers daily now. Hope it keeps up.
Yay for cooling rain!
Yes, it is only in the low 80’s. Far cry from 95*.
It’s been cooler here, too, but I know the heat will be coming soon. I’m enjoying the comfortable temps as much as possible, in the meantime.
Lots of rain here last night.
Stella, has been raining off and on since 0700, my grass, flower beds and all vegetation around the yard need trim, cut.
Morning Nyet! Have a great Thursday and thank you for breakfast!
Nye!!!!!! ZM stopped by early AM, had a 5 lb BACON sammie, I see you have recovered very well…..thank you..
Huge slug of rain last week coupled with high temps knocked the daylights out of my tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. It’s going to be a few days before we see exactly how much damage was done but we’re at where we’re at.
Good day to you, Nyet! If you would, please sling some jelly donuts and some of those leftover peanut butter cookies into a sack plus a baggie full of bacon. I’ll send my driver over to pick it up before we’re off to the airport. I’ve not yet decided on where to go for the day…here are some possibilities….
The Saharan Desert in Algeria…(uh…probably not)…
Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Argentina…(pretty but already went there)…
Mongolia to check out those chubby wild ponies…(provided I don’t get bucked off)…
or American Samoa…
…on second thought, it’s gotta be beautiful Samoa since when not speaking Samoan (apparently the oldest and most frequently used language of Polynesia), they speak English…so much easier on us Englishspeakers!
You just stay SO busy traveling to beautiful places! 🙂 So, I just chill out n do a visual travel with you! Thanks! 🙂
Indeed, racking up the armchair mileage. You’re welcome along, bjosz!
Afternoon Nyet 🙂 !
Today is pressure washing day. I was born about 150 years too late. As God is my witness, I hate any and all mechanical apparatuses. And in the post man on the moon era, why is there no better crank for these small engines than a pull rope?
Hey there. I decided to try some fermenting, and ordered a book about fermenting and canning (which I already do). Thought I would try fermenting vegetables to start with. Have you tried that? Also watched this video this morning. She is very into healthy diet:
KImchee and kraut, both fermented manna. Kimchee comes in dozens of varieties, not just the usual cabbage version you find in stores but other mixes too.
I have a small fridge I’ll use for a fermentor and a fermentation pot with a water lock. I also bought a cheap temperature control that has a probe inside of the fridge that is far more reliable in temp control than the fridge’s, the range of temps for good fermentation is narrower than the thermostat in the fridge.
There are places online where you can get the exact cultures for what you’re fermenting, I find them more reliable than using whatever floats in. I have a wonderful kraut and kimchee organic mix that’s shipped and sold chilled and it has great cultures in it. Enjoy.
Have you ever made beet kvass?
Rye bread kvass yes…just once (sorry Nyet). I think kvass was one of the reasons my ancestors left the Slavic lands.
I’ve seen beet kvass but never quite had the nerve to try it.
With the house in such uproar right now due to all my painting, which has involved tons of sanding in the kitchen, I have put off doing fermented vegetables. I plan to try perhaps sauerkraut and fermented pickles soon.
I have all the supplies, those glass weight thingies, vented lids, but just need to do it when I get through making messes here. All I have going is kefir and kombucha. I started with those two because the group I used to meet with told me they were the easiest and best things to start with, and wow, they could not be easier. Pour milk over grains for kefir, brew teas for kombucha.
Two suggestions I do have. When you get the fermented vegetables going, the juice from them is like powerful medicine, especially if you are sick. Most of the people in that group I met with routinely drank the juice from their ferments, and it is supposed to be great for health and healing.
Second, here is a website, also recommended by people who got me started on this. I did not buy any of her stuff, but she has great recipes. A friend gave me my first scoby and I got kefir grains on Amazon. However, the friend who gave me the scoby recommends her stuff, and I likely will buy the culture she sells for vegetables when I start them.
There are hundreds of tips and recipes on her site, and she knows a lot about what and why the ferments help you.
BTW, i read somewhere, and it was probably on that site I listed, that after some time on fermented foods, as your gut begins to get healthier, lactose intolerant people can often drink kefir and it is good for them, but wherever I read it, they recommend not doing it until being on FF awhile, and then starting slow.
Fermentation supposedly does something with lactose.
One of the recommended fermented foods, to my surprise and pleasure, is also sourdough bread.
The fermenting process probably involves converting the lactose. Hard cheeses have very little lactose, and I can eat them in moderation. Dairy that is higher in fat has less lactose; I was surprised to learn that, but I think the lactose is primarily contained in the whey.
Her recipe looks simple and good.
You might look at Fermented Vegetables by Kirsten Schockey and Christopher Schockey.
BTW, I need to look and see if you can loan that book on Kindle. I don’t know how you do it, but if it can be loaned maybe Wee can teach me. Didn’t she loan you a book? Anyhow, I do have it, kindle version.
It can be loaned. Send me your email info associated w/ your kindle account and I will do it if you want.
Okay! It’s my usual email that I use to send to you, but I’ll go ahead and send one for easy reference.
I have been reading here the comments about people having problems with signing on the wordpress. Finally happened to me. The weird thing was, I have Stellas, and two from next door sent to my email and just click on them every morning. Stellas’ was missing the black bar and I had to sign in again. Of course, wordpress wouldn’t accept my password and I had to make a new one. But, the threads from next door were just normal. Nothing had changed. Makes me very curious.
It happened to me this morning too. I approached it in a different way, since my admin worked fine in one other of the blogs, I accessed my blog that way (we can switch from one blog to another), then closed the window and reopened it. Worked fine. I have no idea why this is happening.
I have to admit I don’t remember what all I did. But, I finally signed in and made a new password, and now will see what happens tomorrow.
Mornin’ everyone. I don’t want to bore you guys, so, for a little while at least, this will be my last update on the remodel.
Yesterday the roof went up on the garage, however, the lumber supplier ‘forgot’ to order the overhead garage door. It’s gonna take about two weeks for the door to arrive, so I’ve said goodbye to the carpenters and I’ve called on the electrician and the heating guys to come in and do their part while we wait for the door.
The contractors from last year should be arriving next week to continue the outside work needed on the original portion of the bank building (roofing, concrete work, siding…etc), and I continue on with the renovation work on the inside living space.
“If your heart is in your dreams
No request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star
As dreamers do
When you wish upon a star
Your dream comes true”
I am not bored. I look forward to every update. 😀
Thanks aus. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything regarding my on-going inside work.
Yes, it has been a long time and I have been waiting for more updates. 😐
well phooey..last post con’td
This was the kitchen less than one year ago….
This is the same view and my nod to the teller cages that once existed in the building.
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I love your updates too! Just the neatest project ever. I didn’t show my husband your garage pictures, he’d die of jealousy.
I’ve made him a promise that if we don’t find a home with a big garage he builds one first thing, and he already wants one as big as a house anyhow!. If he gets his way, he wants to build a 40×40 garage. Needless to say, I’m trying to find a house with a garage.
We found one we like, classic two car garage, plus a whole storage bay for lawn equipment, a really nice space, under the concrete porch. He is looking at a 20′ building to meet his needs since that’s not enough space, he says.
What he really fell in love with is a barndominium with 2160 square foot four bay garage and a generous 500 square foot efficiency apartment. 🙄
I loved that place too, and he’d have had me if it just had a bedroom.
:0) LOL…I cannot tell you how many men have stopped by to comment on my garage. It has to be something in their genes.
The barndominium sounds awesome Menagerie. Is there a possibility that you could take the space of one of the car bays and build a bedroom?
That was my thought too, but barndos are rare around here and exceedingly difficult to finance. We found one last year that we could have bought for a third down, but weren’t ready yet.
They are hot, hot, hot in Texas and it is pretty easy to buy and build them, but mortgage comapanies and banks elsewhere are reluctant because they are so rare you cannot get fair comps for appraisals.
The requirements of my mortgage company for financing were that it had to have eggress windows in the bedroom – no bedroom becoming an even bigger problem, as that meant there would be NO qualified comps, and there had to be a firewall between the garage and the living quarters, which I doubt there was. We had dropped it by then because we don’t have cash to buy it outright. A third down we could do, but not an entire cash purchase.
If we win the lottery, a barno is a dream home in our future. He might get even more than 2000+ in his garage, and I am getting a little more than an efficiency apartment though!
Gotta love financing regulations…NOT!
Have faith, the perfect home will find you. (or maybe the lotto numbers will find you first :0)
But, please don’t think any of this is boring it is all interesting and neat, especially since you’re not remodeling an existing home but transforming a bank! How awesome is that.
I love the blonde wood 🙂 .
:0) It’s a labor of love lovely and although a lot of what I’ve done is subtle, I do try to honor the history of the building as best I can.
(When the bank first opened for business, the walls were blonde shiplap)
You can see the integrity of what you are doing in every picture that you post. It is warm but still has an industrial feel to it.
Industrial fuzzy! You may be able to get your own show on one of those remodeling networks!
Me, either. Love all such reports, litenmaus. They’re fabulous!
You aren’t boring!
Thank you Stella…In that case…
This was a 1940’s metal desk that was left behind by the previous owner…I took out all the dings, fixed the drawers, repainted it and then took one of the original hardwood doors in the bank and cut it down to create my main kitchen counter.
Excellent! I have mostly kitchen drawers, since they are soooo much easier to access. And since I’m short, I put the heavy dishes in drawers to I don’t have to drag them out into my face.
Since I had the vault available to act as my ‘pantry’, I couldn’t see the need for cupboards but I knew I definitely needed drawers and this has worked out really nicely for me.
Yes, food is in the pantry not the cupboards.
If I were to design and build a house, the kitchen would not be huge, but the pantry would, and it would be U shaped, and have a countertop with a few outlets where I could keep and use the crock pot, etc. I’d store food on one side, and big dishes and pots and pans and all my small appliances, excpept coffee pot, in there. The kitchen would therefore not need to be large, and all lower cabinets would be drawers.
I have a very small kitchen now, but lots of drawers including a wide and deep set of pot and pan drawers, so it works.
My house had a big kitchen and plenty of cabinets. After the divorce, I moved into this apt. which has few, narrow, and shallow cabinets. Of course, now I never cook for anybody but me, so I got rid of most of my big pots, etc.
Sounds like a good plan. I once lived in an old house that had a walk-in pantry – it even had a window! I stored everything in there, including linens. It had counters, drawers, upper cabinets and open storage. Good thing, because the kitchen itself – while large – had very little counter and cupboard space.
My childhood home had a walk in pantry including a window. I have good memories of the “possibilities” whenever I stepped in there.
The one thing I hate about my small kitchen (and the one in my last house) is that I only have TWO drawers, and only one of them is large. The second one is a skinny thing not even large enough for silverware.
Our previous house had two smallish drawers as well, in a reasonably sized kitchen from the late 1950’s. Maybe in the 50’s people only needed a few pieces of silverware and a couple of stirring spoons, plus a cake server. Could not figure where they kept their kitchen knives! Oh, yes, and one electtical outlet for the entire kitchen. Needless to say, we built this kitchen with a double outlet every two feet, and twenty-two lower drawers. In the corners I had them put lazy susan cabinets so I don’t have to crawl in on my knees to get things in the back…..
This kitchen was remodeled in 1996, so I can’t imagine how bad it was before. My neighbor rewired the kitchen (and I think installed the new electrical service), so I have five outlets! Actually there are six, if you count the one inside the cupboard where the stove hood/microwave plugs in.
It has a dishwasher, good refrigerator (I bought), small range (30″?; it has a drawer too), and a big microwave. The cupboards are cheap, but newer. I have a big utensil crock, and a wire grid on the only free wall area where I hang many of my pans and a few utensils, hot pads etc. The corner lazy-susan has a mixture of many things – some pans, small appliances, pantry items like oil, vinegar, sugar, flour etc. The side of the frig (out of sight to the dining room) has magnetic hooks for hot pads, towels, rubber gloves etc. The front of the frig has decorative magnetic containers filled with spices and herbs.
It is as pretty as it can be although every inch has stuff.
The last house I lived in was a rental, and the cupboards were solid pine constructed on site in the 1940’s! Fixed shelves, sticking drawers – everything bad. Ancient electric stove, frig/freezer that didn’t freeze very well, no dishwasher.
A friend had a house built and asked to have the kitchen counter lowered a few inches and the cabinets lowered so she could get in them. The builder said he couldn’t. She fired him and found somebody that said, sure and they were done the way she wanted. 🙂
Damn straight! My money, my way!
She was very happy with how it turned out.
I cooked on a small electric stove in our old house for decades – kitchen hell. When we built this one my first concern was the stove. After lots of looking I settled on a Viking 52″ range top with a huge wok burner in the center. It has a grid on top so it can be used not only for my woks but for large frying pans or pots that can sit on the top, it kicks out around 35,000 BTU and does a number. It makes up for the paucity of close-by eateries.
Problem was finding a table/counter that could hold it. It came to me that what I needed was one of those stainless steel food prep tables so We got one and had a local welder to shorten the legs putting the table, with the range on it, at working height. The east side of the house is designed around it so it’s permanent. Repurposing rules, glad to see the desk and doors didn’t go to waste.
“We got one and had a local welder to shorten the legs putting the table, with the range on it, at working height. ”
What a fabulous idea czar.
AND there’s a shelf underneath to stack pots and pans on. Worked out great and the prep table supports not only the range unit but a lotta cooking weight. One of my better ideas, sorta balances out some of the ‘oops’.
If you do it just make sure you have a welder with a lot of experience in welding stainless steel or you can have a heck of a problem.
” One of my better ideas, sorta balances out some of the ‘oops’.”
:0) Why is it that the ratio of ‘oops’ is always higher than that of ‘good ideas’?
Sorta seems like that, don’t bit?
I now have range envy.
Ditto. I used to sell Thermador and Sub Zero. Viking is what will be in my apartment in heaven which will feature Marvin windows and doors and have a huge, acres big breezeway seperating the man’s garage from my not an efficiency apartment living quarters. 😀
They apparently don’t make this model anymore, I guess as they marketed it as a wok range – it even came with a huge wok.
Thing is the huge burner in the center accommodates large pots and pans, covering their bottoms with an even flame where on a regular range the get a more concentrated flame centered in the pot that cooks unevenly. It was poor marketing to me.
I can be found with a 13″ frying pan on the center burner with regular pots and/or 10″ fry pans on the other burners. I can’t imagine life without it any more. Cooking holiday dinner for multiple people in our old house is just a bad memory.
How fun! It’s lovely.
I love the sleek look of this too. I have lived in a log cabin for twenty years and love it. I have a few well loved antiques here, but the look is not log cabin rustic, nevertheless.
However, since we have to move, I find myself drawn to light and to sleeker design. I want to get rid of almost everything we own and if I can tie up the husband in the garage, and keep him occupied and happy, I want to try a little more modern, clean look, just exactly like what you have there.
I’ve always leaned towards “traditional” design, and have amazed myself at how easy it has been to move in the direction that I have.
I highly recommend that you go for it.
Love your renovation updates! Afternoon litenmaus!
Afternoon Sand. Thank you, it warms my heart to hear that.
Go on & on, keeps me from having to go outside (see weed posts above). Love it! Also your hat!
LOL,okay, okay…I will.
Just found out that Rose of Sharon blossoms are edible! They are in the same family as marsh mallow, and have the same mucilaginous quality as okra. Supposed to be good for digestion. They can also be dehydrated and used in tea.
How many Rose of Sharon’s do you want? Colors; white with red trim, dark purple, and a red…..
I have lavender ones, and my neighbor has a beautiful white rose of sharon.
Take a guess where this is…
Cable Beach, near Broome, AUSTRALIA!! See Cable Beach on the map, northwest…
And there is room on the shelf under the table/stove top for pots & pans. Oh, yes, I had the counter top next to each side of the stove top made of steel, to handle hot pans!
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Guys, I love this. And I just happen to be married to this really talented guy who can, among so many, many other things, use a cutting torch and weld…really well. Keeping this in mind for the lottery winning barndo kitchen.
Czarina that is awesome. It makes me want to cook!
Next idea to try with the grandkids, if any of my windows get enough sun for it to work. Maybe I can tape the bags up outside on the porch posts or something? Anyhow, I see everyone of the little buggers except the two year old, who is much more into eating food than growing it, being fascinated with this, and watching it grow.
This is how I germinate my pepper seeds.
Willie has a new song 🙂 !
Meant to share this earlier and forgot.
Those who solve problems for other people will appreciate this (suspect that would be most, if not all, here)
It is sometime useful to have a senior developers in the team.. pic.twitter.com/ijAq5xly5a
— Dmitry Alexandrov ✈️ (@bercut2000) June 12, 2019
It is sometime useful to have a senior developers in the team.. pic.twitter.com/ijAq5xly5a
— Dmitry Alexandrov ✈️ (@bercut2000) June 12, 2019
Have a Great Evening!
Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.
Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.
Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.
Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.
We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
A prayer for Justice Kavanaugh and Col. Flynn:
Prayer to St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle;
be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do you, O prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits
who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls.
Good night! God bless!
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