Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


I've been so busy lately I'm not finding much time for blogging. You've all been so understanding over the past year with everything that I'm sure this short lapse in my writing is nothing major.

We're going to have a new well drilled.

Do you know how good it feels to be able to say that? We have spent over 2 years living with a hand dug well. The well we currently have is one that allows us to get things done at home but only at a bear minimum. We have been forced to schedule laundry loads around other jobs that required water.

Recently we had some major problems with the well. . . the pump reached bottom. It pulled sediment into the holding tank that feeds water into our home. Mike worked on it all, bought new parts even a new holding tank only to have this same thing happen again within less than a week. The new tank now has sediment in it too. We gave up on the old well and came to the decision we must have a new well drilled before Summer's end.

We also decided that if we're drilling a new well we need to go ahead and rebuild the inside of the bathroom, replace things in there and just start anew.

Mike worked so hard to gain the extra money for us to go and purchase the new Tub, Surround, Commode, Wood for the floors, Pipes and Sheetrock. The sink we have in there is a new one we just got so it will go back in.

Today, he took the sink out, took the cabinets off the walls, chipped off all the 1970's glass tiles, ripped down the plaster, old sheet rock that was behind it and got it ready for a major overhaul.

While he did that I busied myself reorganizing my laundry room. I went through my quilts and throw pillows and made a few more bags of items for Goodwill. I organized some of my sewing things and pulled the smaller freezer outside for a good preharvest cleaning.

Speaking of harvest - here are the most recent pictures of the gardens:

The front garden (side view) contains corn, green beans, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.

The front garden (front view)

Green Beans

Back Garden contains 17 crookneck and zucchini squash, 17 slicing and pickling cucumbers, yukon gold potatoes, more tomatoes, okra, spinach, dill, carrots, onions, and more peppers.

Back Garden

Back Garden

Lovely visitor to the gardens

I'll try to get back here in the next day or so for another update. I hope you're all enjoying the warm weather we've been blessed with lately.
See ya soon!


  1. Good morning Sharon ~ Sorry you've had well problems, but they will soon be a thing of the past, when you have your new well, and also a newly remodeled bathroom. Remodeling is always the pits, but the end product is always worth the hassle. May things go smoothly for you and your DH with these projects. Your gardens are wonderful. I love that first picture with the blue sky and country road. Aaaahhhh.

    Have a great day.


  2. So sorry to hear about your well. We had to have ours done a couple of months ago also. It is an expense that we did not need but it had to be done.
    I also have been busy and not getting on the blog scene and I know everyone understands.
    Can't wait to see photos of the new bathroom.
    Have a great day.

  3. You have been a busy girl and from the looks of your garden your going to be even busier. Let us hear from you when you can.
    Blessings, AliceE.

  4. Every thing is so beautiful. You are very fortunate you have such a handy man.


Feel free to respectfully share your thoughts with me on anything you read on my blog. If you wish to comment you must be a registered user. This is to reduce spam and other abuse by anonymous visitors. Thanks for your understanding and thank you so much for visiting.

Site Meter

online counter
Copyright © The Old Oak Swing 2008, 2009, 2010