Category Archives: Exterior Views

Exterior themes for the house and property

Matching wits with chickuns

Chickens are crafty birds, they just seem to be always looking for cheeky mischief.

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Death of a Tree

Well, our favorite Chestnut tree has fallen.  It came down in the night just after Christmas.

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Window Restoration Part 1

Below is text from an article I wrote in November of 2012.  It was published in the Central Brittany Journal.  

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Railing Work

I have this habit of starting a project before I’ve finished the last one.

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Gardens and Taxes

The warm weather has finally arrived.  While we did not have the ice and snow that Canada had, the temperatures here have been really cool (down to 3 and 4 at night) and it has been really wet. This time … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

You can say all you like about how we try to “manage” Mother Nature, but sometimes you realize that she has a few tricks up her sleeve. As you know, we have a small river that surrounds our property.  See … Continue reading

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Job Update

Well, the short update is that nothing is done yet. We get asked a lot about the “timeline” of work and when will the house be done. I still haven’t come up with a concrete answer to that, but I … Continue reading

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Pond Discovery

Since arriving here 19 months ago most of the garden work has been uncovering what is there and “hacking” back the growth.  Recently, we have managed to start clearing the small plot of land we own on the other side … Continue reading

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Basement Door

Of course, another “catch-up” post about some of the things that have been done around here.  Certainly it is great fun to show all the exciting things about restoring and renovating an old home – like the improved attic, or … Continue reading

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Front Door

Last November we decided to take advantage of some nice warm weather and add some more colour to the outside of the house.  I put two coats on last October and added a 3rd coat just a few weeks ago.  The … Continue reading

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