Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Our Life in Pictures

As you can imagine we are so, so busy!  We have been anxiously awaiting our cooler and freezer, which have been sitting on a truck (broken down) in Sioux City Iowa for the last two weeks.  The trucking company is "guaranteeing" the delivery by Friday, but we'll see.

We have been finishing little details here and there, but really are on hold until the freezer and cooler get here because we have to wait to put in the cooler door, which means we have to wait to finish the FRP, which means we have have to wait to build our last wall.  And so it goes!

We've also been working on things here at Caer David.  Our winter wood supply is almost done, and I've been busy trying to configure everything to work well for our family.  The newest re-arranging has been in the pantry and kitchen.  We were able to buy an amazing "Baker's Table" at a yard sale, which just HAD to come home with me!  Sir Knight and Master Hand Grenade sanded the table (which had moldered away in a shed for who knows how many years) and rubbed butcher block oil into it until it glowed.  In order for me to make it work in the kitchen, I had to figure out something else for our dining table, so I cleared things out in the pantry and turned that into the dining room!  We'll see how it works in the long term but for now it seems to be working wonderfully.

Soon, we should have our butcher shop complete and then will come the Grand Opening!  We can't wait!!!!

We'll keep you posted on our progress, but for now, here is Our Life In Pictures!

Our slicer

The sink and cutting table with the grinder in the background

The beginning of the wrapping station

Our "new" Baker's Table

Freshly sanded and oiled

The Pantry/Dining Room

Enough room for everything!

Picture taken from the front door

Looking from the living room to the kitchen

The wood cook stove


  1. What a cool baker's table, my mother had one and my sister got it when my mother passed, how I envied her ( little jealous too...) Your house looks like a home with love flowing unbound. I am taking a swing through Northern Idaho next spring and will make your butcher shop a must stop!

  2. Enola Gay,

    I want to first say congratulations on your new Butcher Shop!!! I know y'all are excited, and can't wait for the cooler / freezer to arrive this way other projects can fall into place.

    Talk about a great find, the Baker's Table!! It's gorgeous, and looks amazing in your kitchen. This is a great tool to have in your kitchen :-) I also love your dining table setup in the pantry, it looks like the spot was made just for your table.

    Sandy Livesay

  3. Trust me after working for a month in the butcher shop you will be looking to purchase additional stainless steel work tables and sinks to remodel your home kitchen. I remodeled by kitchen to a full commercial kitchen.

  4. We loved the photos and update. Thank you for sharing! This new chapter in so exciting; so many blessings.
    Montana Guy

  5. So very happy for you and your family. God is good in all things and has blessed you all abundantly. Congratulations and blessings regarding your lives going forward. Love your new home and the way you put your loving touches to it. Look forward to seeing what your daughter will do with her own private abode.

  6. You moved, that's what you always wanted! I am so happy for you all :) We will have to visit you someday! I love your place, it's so cozy. Ansd a new business, how cool is everything working out. I'm one week over due with our next baby. Blessings, friend.

  7. Looking forward to how the new business and abode all work out! Your whole family has worked very hard to get where you are and you are due every success. Best wishes.