Parlor first peek

We waited with anticipation syndrome and romantic yearning to see behind that paneling in grandma Helms’ parlor. As youth flew by the parlor wallpaper got changed a little more slowly. Until grandma had her last papering sometime after WWII. In the mid sixties she had this paneling put up to cover the last papering she would ever oversee again.

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Risk assessment driven barnyard cleanup!

Safety of visitor’s visits; top priority for work planning. A clean and clear area for visitors drives much of our efforts. An atmosphere of clean defined shapes void of impedences and tripping hazards is our goal. That is a lofty goal being an historical farm with the same owning family for 113 years.

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The docent's return

Hey all, just returned from a two month biz trip to the west coast. Had the privilege of touring the Ardenwood Historical Farm in Fremont, CA.

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Perkin's Electric's big Friday the 13th helping hand toward us!

Today, this afternoon, Kurt Perkins and friends helped put finishing touches on the electrical system in support of the dining room: two outside outlets, an outside light at the apex of the porch, modern wall switch and two duplexes in the dining room!

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Victorian canvas progress; ready for artists to move in!

Been a big week for projects marching forward and backward. Bathroom ceiling, walls and interior cabinets done! And the artist’s canvas that is the pantry is ready for someone’s handiwork.

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Paint the Pink Panther's Pantry Pink!

That is our watch phrase today as we apply pink paint to the pantry. Remember if you like the color for your own work we found our target color as SW6588, Diminutive Pink. In the photo we see John Jontz applying the wall covering paint. John is a SW certified paint applicator and his work will make you happy too.

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