11.25.2016

TRUE2EWE UPDATES!!!!

We are moving our adventures.....
True2Ewe will remain our Fiber Farm. We still have our Etsy shop open, and we have big plans in the works for our tiny farm. In the mean-time, come join us on Facebook for our Adventures as a family!!! Eddie and I are working together full-time now, and we're looking forward to sharing more with you.

4.25.2016

More Family Pics 2016


Our November Family Photo
We managed to capture this one with all of us together at the end of February! Tulip tree just starting to bloom and daffodils all around us.
I promised to keep it real... and this is REAL! ha ha
We've got dress-up clothes, pjs, some thrilled to get the pic and some not so thrilled. I love this wild little tribe of ours. I'm not loving my experiment with red hair dye... but that's for another day!

1.25.2016

12 Month Photo Project - January

Kicking off our first blog project of 2016!

Our plan is to set that auto-timer on the camera and capture all TEN of us together, a photo for each month of the year. Nothing says January in Oregon ... like rain puddles and mud.

Seriously...
oh my goodness..
the MUD!

They had fun, we had fun, and it's a project that I'm really looking forward to visiting throughout the year. How hard can it be?

It starts off pretty good.


We all knew he'd be the first to crack... choosing the chicken was a give-away!

If you can't beat em'.. join em'!


And then this happened....



 Not everyone was excited to get dirty.

It just took a little convincing!


12.02.2014

Master Bedroom Remodel

HERE'S THE UPDATE!!!
This is technically our first 'almost' finished room in our 1900 farm house. The complete album of photos can be found "HERE" .

The last time our house saw a remodel was 60 years ago. Our neighbor was just a young girl living here and her dad was doing the updates to the home her grandpa built. Yes, I'm blessed to have the original family as my wonderful neighbors.

We didn't come into the home with any set ideas how we'd design the floor plan, we just knew that we were going to tear it down to the studs so as to insulate and rewire and to rip the dropped down ceiling on the main floor of the home.
What ended up being revealed as we went along is what helped determine what is now our beautiful, cozy, master bedroom.

Before: open floor plan living area (green carpet). I pulled this out myself (ok, I had an AWESOME 9 year old helper) the day after I had keys.



Next came removing the plaster. No lathe and plaster.. it actually came off cleanly and revealed the GORGEOUS shiplap original 100 year old siding. There were old wallpaper remnants that had been tacked on. This was easily removed and started what would become our collection of 'wallpaper' keepsakes. (we cut a square of every new pattern and save for a scrapbook). What wasn't so easy, would be all the little tack/nail holes I'd end up filling with putty before priming and painting.


We pulled out the fireplace facade. We plan to build wall to floor bookcases on either side of fireplace later when we do the finishing touches to the downstairs.


THEN CAME THE MISSING WALL!!

Up to this point we still hadn't decided to turn this room into our master bedroom. What we discovered under the plaster was that this room had undergone a couple of changes 60 years ago, and a few changes before that. There was an exterior door filled in, there used to be an old window where the current wood burning stove it. And before that fireplace this room had a 'widow' maker wall stove that heated it. The chimney was abandoned, and does not go all the way to the roof. It still had bricks that needed to be removed from the wall. And the greatest discovery was that a VERY important wall had been removed. Yes, the load bearing wall that had originally stood near the front door had just been cut off to the studs. No beam. Decision made! Original wall returns, master bedroom takes shape. I am more than thrilled with this idea. The old hall bedroom adjacent to the living room will be remodeled into a new big bathroom. (coming soon...) 


CUT STUDS ARE REVEALED... and TEMPORARY WALL PUT IN "IMMEDIATELY". 


 NEW WINDOW and INSULATION













WALL UP... GETTING READY TO PAINT...



ADD PAINT!!! It's getting closer.


AN EXTRA SPECIAL GIFT>>> HUBBY MADE THESE SCONCES FOR ME! 
THE PAINT MATCHES OUR CEILING. AND I GET A SWITCH OF MY OWN ON MY
SIDE OF THE BED. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE ROOM. 

MY IKEA CLOSET WITH LIGHTS... COMES IN 2nd PLACE FOR THINGS I LOVE! 



THIS IS THE PANORAMIC VIEW OF ROOM. 


FOR MORE PHOTOS... BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE "MASTER BEDROOM ALBUM" by clicking on the name. We will keep adding to the collection of farm house remodel albums as we go. 

WINTER HATS FOR SALE

I love warm wool in cold winter months!!! Snuggly babies in squishy hats are even better!!!


I've stocked the "True2Ewe Etsy Store" with hats for all sizes.






11.30.2014

Sheep Shearing 2014

Well, our baby boys are growing up and were ready for a trim! We had our sheep shearing day, and our Perendale sheep did not disappoint. One had a longer staple and a whiter coat, but both are ultra soft and lanolin rich. I won't be processing and spinning this wool until next year, but as soon as I do, I will be sure to tag an update to this post.

We will document the different flock varieties we try and the processes we learn along this adventure.   I can say that this first year on the farm has been hard learning as we go, but definitely worth it.

 
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