Monday, April 29, 2013

Camper becomes a GLAMPER, bunkhouse style

A while ago, I started this project to Glamp my camper. I Knew my theme would be country bunk house. So once I picked my theme off to the fabric store I went. The walls were my biggest challenge. The Boreing ,dull wall color and border strip that showed its age. I covered it with strips of embossed fabric that looks and feels like leather. Then finished it off with thick twine and upholstery tacks.My favorite thing is the big kitchen valance with red bandanas, ohhh yes, don't forget to look at my pillows. I have printed up vintage images of a cowboy and cowgirl. And decorated the entire Glamper with coordinating colored fabrics and old jeans. Next up is to make a floor runner and also a cute tablecloth or placemats.  Glamping in a bunk house is much better than camping in a old grey camper... Scroll down to several previous posts to see before pictures.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Professional Bull Riding in Idaho

P B R came to the Idaho center the past two nights. It was a sold out croud ans though I have been to many rodeos ,this was my first PBR. It was amazing. The bulls seemed to be much larger. There were 35 riders.. then 15 in the championship round. A Brazillian rider by the name of Salvador Alves won. I was surprised that there were actually 4 from brazil. Others came from Austrailia,Oaklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Canada,Tennessee, Montana,.... None from Idaho. It was a great show of skill... And luck with plenty of  lucky missus on injuries. A Rider by the name of Zack Brown was carried off on a stretcher and sent to the hospitol after a hard fall on his neck. He was in extreme pain and was immobilized in case he had a fractured or broken neck. Word came in that his MRI came in showing no fractures or breaks. He was lucky. Others were kicked in the face, head and had bad falls. I noticed that some riders wore  helmets while others wore cowboy hats... Why wouldn't they all wear helmets?... Pride?, machoism?... In a nutshell, PBR was amazing, I look foward to going again. Lots of excitement.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hardening off of my little vegetable plants.

Well, the weather is amazing here and its time to slowly alclamate the seedlings to the real sun.  Over the next two weeks, my little seedlings will be brought out into daylight for a few hours.    In the mean time we are working hard at getting the planting beds ready. Our Garden measures Wwll over 4000 square feet. The biggest Garden ever. We are planting over 30 vegetables and herbs. We still have trellis to build mulch to lay and drip irrigation to put in as well. I love every bit of this work!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Recyled pallet becomes a potting bench

I saw the picture on Pinterest, had to make it. So I did. The hard part was prying the boards off the pallets.. slow and steady is the name of the game. First build the frame, then put the table, shelf and back Sep boards on it. Then I sanded it because there were a lot of splinters. Pallet wood can me rough. Then I stained it. After stained it and it sets  I will add hooks on the backboard to hang tools. Now that was a fun project.

Winter is fast approaching... so I have been sooooo busy here.

Harvesing the garden and not to mention all the herbs. Tinctures to make, soaps to set to cure...  I do love my life here on this little plo...