The Stone House Primitives

The Stone House Primitives
A Cottage by the Lake

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kitchen Update, Last of the Babies, Captain Roni, and Inheritance

Kitchen update:
new cabinets=$10,000  new handles=$100-  Both equal a great new look, but one equals a fatter checkbook!



Last of the Babies:
I had forgotten that we had one more expecting mama out at the farm so when I was filling hay this morning I was a bit startled to see this sweet little buck and doe laying in the straw.  They were born early this morning at best estimation.

Captain Roni:
Jene and I went up to the lake house this past weekend to have some time together while Grandma and pa stayed with the guys and CJ.  While we were up there we got the pier in.  Roni was with us and was a tremendous help with getting the pier in...

After all the work was done Roni lead the ship (10' plastic boat, lol!) on a trip around the lake.
He did great other than when he saw geese!
When Gjo passed away last December my aunt sent all of Gjo's old iron collection to me.  I have them in a place of honor, on the hearth, same as Gjo did.

Isn't this three iron holder interesting?

One last thing:
I ordered a couple of new t-shirts online :)

Love this one!

Hope you have a wonderful evening.  It's a windy one here…and the boys are working at the big farm gathering rocks out of a field tonight :/


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Meet Lucy!

I have decided to expand the chicken flock but I want to add some interesting birds and different egg colors.  I found two breeding pairs of Polish chickens on Craigslist and after a week they were still available!  So meet Lucy (after Lucille Ball).  I did not get a picture of her sister Freckles yet but she is just as lovely.  Thank you Michelle and Dorothy for the name ideas!
Right now the roosters are out at the farm where I work, one may eventually come back.  They both look like 80's rock stars so I will probably name him Bon Jovi, LOL!

The gentleman that they came from also has Marans.  Marans are a beautiful dark bird that lays "chocolate eggs" (see below for comparison to a standard brown egg).  In a month the gentleman will be selling three of his Maran hens and a Maran roo, I asked him to give me first dibs ;)

Better go check on the new girls who are in quarantine for the first week to protect the original birds.

Hope you have a wonderful evening,

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Babies at Work!!!

I got to work on Monday after not being there for four days.   When I looked in the goat pen I was startled at first but that quickly subsided :)

 Little boy
Little girl

Are they not the most precious little things?!  They are two days old in these pictures.  There should be 
4-6 more with in the next couple of weeks!

J worked at the farm yesterday cleaning stalls.  It was nice to have him there :)

Over the past weekend Hiney, his bf, and I went up the the lake house to do some painting at TSH.  At a place about a mile from TSH I had noticed a wonderful old high back sink down by the lake, all covered with dirt and leaves for the last few years.  I have threatened the last two years to stop and see if the owner would sell it.  Well, I finally caught someone at home and guess what I got?

$25!  Grant it, I'll have $50 in refinishing it but think of what I'll have!
I think the guy thought I was crazy when I asked about it.  He said "well, I tie my boat up to it but I've been thinking about tying it up to the tree instead.  I figured  if someone tries to take my boat they're gonna have to take 'the kitchen sink' too!"  The sink is HEAVY, solid cast iron!  Now I just have to find a faucet for it.

A couple little DH beauties:
Don't mind the floor, it's not done yet.
 This rocker was 70's brass before I painted it.  I then recovered the cushions.
(Yes, I know, not prim but I really want to step out of my comfort zone with this one)
This bed was 70's brass also.  The quilt is from a sweet gal named Michelle that makes wonderful miniature bedding creations.  She can be reached at

Hope all is well,

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Swap Treasures

I participated in Amy's latest swap and I was partnered up with Linda from Country Pickins and what a wonderful partner she was!

I have already dispersed all of my treasures to various places throughout the house and love everything but especially the tall bunny in the back :)  The quacker has been added to my collection out in the hut (cleaned that yesterday, ug!) and he feels right at home and the beautiful and oh so soft sheep has been added to the flock in the craft room.  She sent several cookie cutter including one duck one that I (believe it or not) did not have!  I have the scrumptious caramel candle burning in the kitchen on this gloomy yucky day, really brings the spirit up :)  Thank you soooo much Linda and Amy too!

I have added another day to my work schedule, I just love my job!  Yesterday we were trimming goat hooves and my part was to catch and hold the goats.  LOL!  What a hoot!  Picture this:  me chasing and then tackling a dozen goats to then wrestle with them them as my boss shot vitamins down their throat and trimmed their hooves.  I was so covered in goat poop by the time we were done, I told my boss as I looked down at myself "I think I may have to drive home naked!"  My boss replied "you are quite the goat wrangler!"  My poor car :(

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, ours will be busy!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

Who Ever Thought Teenagers Were a Good Idea?!

Who ever though teenagers were a good idea…

Yesterday Hiney was driving his truck and I was riding in the passenger side.  We pulled up to a light and some boys in a truck next to us were eyeing Hiney's truck, he saw this and smirked  proudly.  I asked "did you see that?".  He replied "Yah".  I said "they were looking over here thinking 'man, that guy's girlfriend is hot!'".  "No, they were looking over there thinking 'man, I wonder how that guy's grandma got up in that thing!'".  Little poop, lol!  Of course I was on the phone with his Godmother who thinks he is just the most funny and charming boy on the face of the earth so she was busting up laughing.

Then we have this one…
J was heading out last night (30 degrees out mind you) in shorts.  I stopped him and said "no child of mine is going out like that tonight" so he changed…
Camo, flannel, and Batman…much better :/
What his Godmother had to say about that when I texted her the picture, "at least you shouldn't have to worry about any girls chasing him tonight"…unless they are blind (as my bff said)!

We headed up to the lake house for a couple of days, this is what we woke up to Wednesday.

Here's Roni Dog on the ride up.  He did not lay down the entire 2 1/2 hour trip up or the trip back.  CJ lays down and just rolls his eyes at his goofy little brother.

It was a relaxing trip for the most part with the exception of Wednesday when Mac slipped out the door and the chase was on for 45 min (I bought a wireless containment system after we got back, we'll see if it's money well spent…I know it was cheaper than the vet bill is gonna be when he gets hit by a car!).  After that we went to lunch at a favorite restaurant some friends own and that evening we took the guys to a water park.  We came back Thursday night.

Misc. pics:
work dog, Aslund
130# at 15 months old!

"Tin" ceiling in the miniature bakery
Made from scrapbooking paper and painted wood trim

Hope you all have a warm and wonderful day!

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Spring?" break and Mini Update

Happy first day of "Spring" break!
This is insane, a week ago today it was 70° this trash!

Things are warm and cozy in Miniville though.

 Michelle's kitchen in the apt above the bakery.

 Living room


 Bakery/coffee shop exterior so far.  I love how the business hours sign turned out.


Inside the bakery

Almost looks real, huh? :)

I'm back to telling folks to stay warm soooo "stay warm!"


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Happy Belated St. Patty's Day!



and the quackers (the water is their green touch-yuck!)

I had full intentions of posting this Tuesday evening but as I was fixing to sit down in my sweats, with the TV tuned to the Hallmark channel, and my ravioli loaded with mozzarella baking in the oven I got a call from the agent I listed my grandparents house with telling me that the agent for one of the two offers that I had on the house was coming to talk to me to plead his clients case as to why I should sell it to him (the house was listed for 3 days, had 7 showings, and 3 offers total, 2 of which were over the asking price!- guess that's what 120 man hours of work will get you, like to see my aunt complain about that!).  All in all I ended up telling the guy (I know it sounds horrible but business is business…) "show me the money".  the house ended up getting a contract for just over 10% over the asking price!  Obviously I won't bored you with the details but, it was the craziest 72 hours I have ever experienced and the realtor said that in 24 yrs she had never seen anything quit like the feeding frenzy we experienced.

With that shared, Mac starts school up again tonight, Doggie Etiquette 101.  

The pit bull/goose cross seems to have forgotten about our understanding:
Goose attack wound

Hope you have a good evening!