It's been a busy month since my last entry. We've had folks visiting, helping with getting various things done like stacking wood, picking up apples, and painting the K-1 tank. We've sheared sheep, worked on the hearth, and of course, brought home a new puppy!
Ken's dad and Aunt Betty visited for a couple days and helped with getting two cords of wood stacked, and more trees cut in the woods. My parents visited for a week and couldn't sit still either :-) so windows were washed, apples were picked up and applesauce made, and the outside K-1 tank was painted. (Really, we are extremely grateful for everyone's help.) During that week, I went to NY and picked up Jake, our new puppy, and a snowblower from Ken's dad. After I got back we got the sheep sheared. In between I started more work on the hearth, getting the walls spackled and primed and painted, and then we put down the cement board in preparation for tiling. The stove is due to be delivered next week. We actually have the tile base done now, and just have to create the heat shields for the wall and tile around the thimble to pretty it up.
More photos forthcoming, but here are some pictures from the last month.
Jake on his first day home, 9 weeks old:
Jake on Oct 26th, 11 weeks old:
Chocorua Lake and Mt. Chocorua:
Hearth area with walls spackled and primed, ready to paint:
Hearth area painted (wall color is greener than this photo indicates), and cement board hearth base installed: