Sunday, April 10, 2011

Joyful Accomplishment at the Homestead

"There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."-- Henry Ford

There's definitely joy in the Reinke house tonight. We're pretty happy with what we accomplished over the weekend at our new house. Dennis stripped the walls and ceiling down to the lathe in the kitchen. . .

I stripped off the baseboard and pulled up all the random nails in the floor along the walls. . .

Our friends Steve and Deb sacrificed their Saturday morning to load up their truck with the trash from our demolition and make two trips to the dump. That is true friendship. 

Tomorrow Garth the flooring guy will begin refinishing all our hardwood floors. Even the kitchen. He says they're "classic fir floors" and they're going to look great when he's done. This was music to my ears.

During my work breaks, I did manage to get some photographs of flora and fauna around our homestead. We have two lilac bushes in the front yard that are budding. . .

This deer politely posed for me. . .

There were several bluebirds building nests around our house. They were very hard to photograph, but I did get a picture of this one (look close, he's at the top of the photo near the fence) . . .

This elk was grazing across the street, in our neighbor's yard. . .

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. (Proverbs 14:23)



  1. How exciting! Thanks for keeping us up to date! I have to say, I'm exhausted just seeing the amount of work you have done!
    Also, am amazed at the brilliant blue of the bluebird! So beautiful!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Janet. The photo doesn't do the bluebird justice, so I'm glad you at least got a feel for its beautiful hue.

  3. SOOOOOOOOO very cool! What a great project for you too.

  4. I love love love your homestead!!! It will be so cool when the artists have completed their work!

  5. Thanks, Naomi. We could never do this without God's blessings. We're so grateful to Him.


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