Scenes from around the farm this week.
I’ll admit, this post is full of so many photos, it is a bit ridiculous.
A different turtle – eating dog poop – who knew?
Peach picking time.
Dottie and her chicks supervised.
Simply the best peaches we have had from anywhere in years. No, I’m not just saying that because we grew them.
They are pesticide free, but not blemish free.
I put a few out at the farm stand for sale.
Farmhouse Renovation update
Weatherseal came out to do the insulation and sound proofing this week. It took 3 different crews, three long, stinky hot miserable days for them to complete.
Day one and crew one sprayed the closed cell foam up on the roof and in between the floor joists. This stuff stinks beyond words. I know I lost a few brain cells this week.
We were only in the area for a few seconds, long enough to snap a few photos.
This is the walk-in shower that is up under the eaves.
The special suits that they wear have a hose attached that pump fresh air directly in for them to breathe.
After the foam is sprayed in between the rafters and ceiling joists – they come back with this large knife thingy and scrape it all down to make it level, so that when the sheet rock is installed there is an even surface to work with.
It was in the 90’s all week extremely miserable conditions, the chemicals in the foam produce heat and add an extra 10-20 degrees inside.
The AC system had to be shut down and all the windows in the house open to let the fumes out.
The next day, another crew came and installed the sound proofing.
All the green is the sound proofing. Sound proofing is on interior walls and a double layer in the ceiling between the second and first floor.
The master bedroom looking out to back porch.
Master bedroom the doorway to the left leads into the bathroom.
Master bedroom to left – bathroom to the right.
This will be the new hall bathroom to replace the existing bathroom.
Hall bathroom. Toilet to the left, vanity to the right.
Storage area for the bathroom is under the eaves.
The entire downstairs addition will be for Father Cottage.
This is his living room. The doorway to the left leads to the bedroom. The doorway to the right leads to his kitchen.
View from the living room looking out toward his back porch.
This is his kitchen. The sink will be under the window. Doorway to the right looks into his living room.
This is his bedroom. The sound proofing is in the ceiling – two layers.
Sound proofing in walls between bedroom and bathroom and living room.
Hallway in the bedroom leads to closet straight ahead and bathroom to the right.
Bathroom – vanity area to the right and straight ahead is the linen closet.
On the third day, another crew came and they sprayed cellulose on all the exterior walls. The entire process is a well-orchestrated tangle of hoses and pumps, whirling banging stinking, loud messy I’m so glad this is over.
Here is the completed process, the gray on exterior walls is the cellulose, the green interior walls is rock wool sound proofing and the yellow on the ceiling and joists is closed cell foam.
The next step is to call for the inspection on the insulation if we pass then we can move on to the installation of sheet rock.
Slowly, ever so slowly we are getting along with this journey.
Thank you for being here today.