Saturday, July 2, 2011

17 Months Later

The other day I started organizing some of my digital photos, and I stumbled across some pictures I had taken of the place in March 2010 (when I moved in). Even though I'm the one who has done the work (with a lot of help from my Dad--thanks, Dad!), I had forgotten just how far this little old farm has come in only 17 months. I went out yesterday and took pictures of how all the areas look today, so here are the before and afters:

Entrance to main turnout before:


North of old sheep barn before:

After (a lot of work still to do, including tearing the old building down, but there is still progress):

Horse-area, looking southeast towards (at the time) non-working vapor light pole:

After (still need to finish fence but the vapor light works and all the old crap has been cleaned up!):

Horse area, looking south (the burn pile in foreground was actually 10' tall):

Horse area, looking south, after (need to mow and weed landscaping, and Eddie's grave sunk in again--after I already leveled it off, but those are minor compared to the before):

Inside the horse area, looking south, before:

Inside horse area, looking south, after (still need to finish fence and water spigot and tank will be moved this fall):

My immediate backyard before:

Backyard after:

Another view of the backyard, before:

Backyard after(!):

There is still so much to do, but it's fun to look at these and feel such a sense of accomplishment!

Work, schmork....


Fantastyk Voyager said...

WOW, those changes are amazing! The place is looking really good.

Spiritartartist said...

You certainly have made a silk purse out of a sow's ear!
Great work! You go girl!!

Reiner 2 said...

You are amazingly ambitious! What a tribute to what you have accomplished. I love tearing stuff down. If it's cool and I have time, I would help you tear down that old sheep barn.

Reiner 2 said...

What a tribute to all the work you've done. That's quite an accomplishment.

I love tearing down old barns. I don't know why, but if they aren't useful any more, they need to go. If you are planning that for this fall and I have the time, I would love to come up and help you!

Grey Horse Matters said...

You can really see how much work has been done already. Looking good and what a sense of accomplishment you must feel.

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

Your place looks great! You should be really proud of what you've done :)

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

You've done an amazing job (dad too)! I still can't believe you are laying all those bricks, what a task.

Annette said...

You've really accomplished a lot! -- and going back to school? You are industrious!