Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Perfect Moment in Time

OH how I love spring time in Kentucky (except the allergies).  I know it is here to stay now.
I know this because on my way home driving in the truck down are little one lane road, I stopped next to a neighbors cow pasture and saw fire flies for the first time, I then I listened to the bull frogs in the distant pond, then  just as I was about to drive away, I heard the call of a Wiper Will far off in the woods.
It's moments like these that I forget about how troubled the world is, and wish that time could stand still in that moment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Just a little "down" time on the farm

Talk about some kind of tired!!!!   Finally with some "down" time from carpentry work, I was able to get some much needed work done around here.  With my weather channel app saying that it was going to rain around 1:00, I figured I best work in the garden. So I tilled the whole garden (most of which hasn't been planted yet), then planted some green beans. By that time it started raining, so I headed into my shop to do some MUCH needed organizing and cleaning. By about 3:00 the rain had passed, so I planted   some Beets, Lettuce, Lima beans, and 5 rows of corn. All of which was heirloom seeds (non GMO). By the time I called it quits it was 8:00...... Talk about a full day!!!!! After this little "break", I'm ready to get back to WORK!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Friday, May 10, 2013

First Vehicle, and a new chapter in my life

Hey yall,

I know it's been a while since I have posted on here, but life has been crazy.

Last week, and this week was a big week for me.  Last week, I bought my first my vehicle!!!!!! I got a 1986 Jeep CJ7, it has a 4cyl engine, 4spd transmission. When I bought it, I knew it needed a little work, and so far I have changed the oil, oil filter, spark plugs, plug wires, wipers, and wiper arms. I still have to rebuild the carb, fix the rear spring shackle, install a new driver side seat belt assembly, install a new radio, speakers, and clutch master cylinder.  I plan on fixing it up to where it is a dependable daily driver, and then try to sell it, and maybe make some $$$.  :)

Also, this past week, I quit my job at the boat shop. I felt that it was time for me to move on from there, and get my own business up and going.  I still have my ebay store that produces some income, but on the evening that I quit, I was asked to quote some custom hand forged strap hinges for a local log home company. While at the log home company, my dad and I were asked if we would be interested in building a log house!!!!!  I'm not sure if that will work out, but if not, we got some other potential construction jobs.

It feels good to be working for myself in a way, but at the same time it's kinda nerve racking, after getting used to a steady pay check. I can see now why some people are scared to quit their jobs and work for them selves, but I will never have a better time in my life to do this than now.