Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Charleston Homes

Occasionally I will have spare time on my hands. What I do with that time can vary. Last night, I wanted mindless activity, so I was Googling things on the internet. I'm sure most of you have done this yourself. One thing leads to another and after a few hours you are looking at a page on the internet, thinking to yourself, how did I end up here?

That is exactly what happened to me last night, when I ended up on Charleston Homes magazine's web site. Not that I wasn't enjoying it, in fact, I really liked looking at the articles. There is something about southern living that has always intrigued me. The beautiful old homes with the well manicured gardens and the romantic views. It was a nice little mind escape that I needed. I went to bed dreaming of all the fun things I could do with my own gardens.

When I awoke this morning I remembered that the lawn needed to be mowed, the strawberry bed had more weeds to be pulled, the flower beds need thinning and the lettuce bed has to be hoed. All I can say is, the dream was fun while it lasted.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kits Condo

Our family recently made a decision to put our home on the market to sell. While this is not a big deal, the preparing for a sale of a home is time consuming. The real estate market is not doing well right now certain homes are easier to sell than others. After doing some research I discovered if we had a kits condo, we would be in luck. Since we don't, I need to work on making our little farm appear more attractive. This past week my daughter and I have been working side by side on the flower beds, the herb beds, the asparagus bed, the strawberry bed and our large garden to keep them weeded. We've dusted, de-cluttered, scrubs and polished every inch of the house. On top of all this I've mowed 4.5 hours in one day and managed to check on the neighbors cattle daily. Today, my daughter and I are taking the day off. We're going to saddle up a couple of horses and go for a nice relaxing ride. All the weeds, lawn, dust and clutter can wait one more day. With the beautiful weather we are having, we can't let it go to waste. We will welcome the future buyers another day.