The building for the mill is coming along nicely. They are currently plastering the inside, when that is finished they will plaster the outside and all the buildings but ours will be plastered and looking good. When that is finished our building will be plastered it doesn’t look good standing beside all the pretty plastered buildings! There is also a little covered “pavilion” being constructed beside the Church building, it will have a long table with benches for Sunday School and other things. We let the little ones stay inside the building and take the older kids outside. It will be nice to have a table for them to sit at and be able to do more things. So much progress going on. The rabbits are growing, the goats and bulls are happy. The bulls are getting ready to go to work since it is planting season again. The rains teased for a couple of weeks and then disappeared. Makes it hard for the farmers to plant at just the right time, the ground had barely started to soften up and the rains stopped.
Chris has become a carpenter, his work is getting noticed which brings many requests for doors and door frames! He’s decided he really likes doing the wood work so he is going to look into some of the widows homes and see if they need doors replaced etc. He has already built a door for one widow and is to help fix her outdoor bathroom. They do have inspections on the outdoor bathrooms to make sure the village has sanitary conditions so there are a few people who may need help getting up to “code” on their outhouses! A neighbor brought boards and Christian constructed a really nice door for him so I expect there will be more to come! Everyone was impressed with a table he made me, (not really that impressive!). I decided I wanted a coffee table made out of one of the packing crates for mill equipment. After they unpacked the machine – carefully – he put it back together adding wheels so we can roll it around! (I have been determined to have wheels on something, he has not been so excited about that!)
Our building next to the Church building…see the difference?
My table: It is a little higher than I expected, he may take it apart and make the sides shorter, or leave it just the way it is because it is good for playing games on! The metal corner pieces were what I liked the most but apparently when someone cleaned the barn they threw some away, three have been found! If I can find one more I will be happy! I have added color to the living room so now I’m not sure what color I want to paint the walls, Chris says bright orange would be too much!