December 5th, 2017

Hello!  My gosh, it’s been 4+ years since I have posted!  So much has changed in the last 4 years.  We moved from our suburban PUD home to a fixer upper farmhouse just a few months after my previous blog entry.  We have been busy fixing it up.

As you can see from the 2nd picture below, the exterior has had quite of a bit of work done.  The front is a recent picture.  It too has had a lot of work done.  The 2nd picture was mid renovations.  We screened in the rear porch, added an outdoor living area with a ventless gas fireplace and a tv.  We also added a grill area outside the screened patio.

The interior has had even more work done than the inside.  Hope over to my IG page to see more pictures https://www.instagram.com/thefarmhouserenovations/

We also are now grandparents of a beautiful, almost 2 year old little girl named Scarlett.  And we are expecting a grandson in early April!  We are so excited and blessed to have these babies in our family.

As for gardening and cooking.  I still garden but on a bit larger scale then I had at the previous house.   Though I have had some health issues.  What started as an injury from a fall almost 2 years ago has grown into several issues.  Turning 50 was not joke.  We really do not heal or bounce back from injuries and illness as quickly as we did when we were young.  The struggles with the daily pain has caused me to limit my gardening a bit, sell off most of my farm animals, and (here is the good part) make big changes in the way I cook.  So, most of my recipes from here on will focus largely on healthy cooking with options for vegan, gluten free, and dairy free.  If you do not avoid animal fat, gluten, or dairy, I will when I can offer alternatives to DF, GF, and vegan.  But, you might want to give the healthy options a try!  You might find that you cant eat a cookie and it be healthy!

Thanks, for reading.  Here’s to a re-new of this blog.  I look forward to hearing from you!

~Tracy

farnhouse

Back of the farmhouse

 

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