Archive for November, 2009

Rec Room Reno: Look UP!

Posted: November 30, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

 The last room in the house to be tackled is our Rec Room. Rooms of this type usually go by various names: A games room, a man-cave, a teen hangout, a lounge. Whatever it ends up being for us, it’s a work in progress and we are excited to see this room take shape. Mr. […]

Print on Demand

Posted: November 27, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

Years ago I stumbled upon cafepress – a print on demand service that lets you upload your own artwork and have it printed on everything from Tshirts to coffee mugs. I was recently reintroduced to it over the last few days while updating my old website and I’ve been contemplating the possibility of having something made […]

Sticky Keys

Posted: November 25, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

Ever wanted to throw your computer out a window? Smash it into a million-billion-trillion pieces?  Then you know how I felt yesterday after hours of tinkerin away on the Mr.’s laptop. He had a sticky O key – not just a key that is hard to press, or stays down, but a key that repeats when you […]

Beef cattle = Expensive Lawnmowers.

Posted: November 24, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

Beef. We have no illusions about small farming. We now understand clearly why old time farmers are walking away from it. We don’t do it to make money, which is a good thing because there isn’t any money whatsoever to be made. Not doing it honestly anyways.  Our intentions were to put some lawnmowers on […]

Choosing Paint Colors

Posted: November 23, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

For some, this is an easy thing. For me, it is most definately not.  In the 5 or so years that we have been renovating our home room by room I think I have chosen the “right” color the first time maaaaybe once or twice.  Some of my mistakes are fixable; the guest bedroom that looked […]

Free is GOOD!

Posted: November 22, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

Gleaning. Scrounging. No matter what you call it, the end result is the same: Free Stuff! Now I’ll be the first to admit that we suffer at times from an extreme case of “packratus maximus.” There’s stuff we’ve been packing around forever that we’ll never use. This time, however – is a different scenario entirely! […]

New Redneck Hillbillies Website!!

Posted: November 19, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

The Redneck Hillbilles have a new home on the WWW that ya’ll should check out! Although we’re still small and relatively unknown, I figured I’d snag the domain while it was still available.  Big Plans….. Big Plans.  I’ve gotten a head start on making a “real” site since the same domain without a “THE” is […]

Drywall. UGH!

Posted: November 17, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

Drywall is  my absolute least favorite part of home renovations. Thankfully this future recroom  is the last room of our home that needs to be finished. I will be doing a celebratory dance and breathing a sigh of relief so loud that the neighbours will hear me when it’s finally through.  Each time I load […]


Posted: November 16, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

If you’ve been reading any of my previous posts, you already know that we raise a few cattle on our pasture each year that end up in the freezer.  We recently emptied our pastures of the four small holstein calves and took them “up north” to cow heaven. Friday was the lucky day that our […]

Frosty Mornings

Posted: November 12, 2009 by admin in Uncategorized

BBBRRRR! The mercury dipped down to the freezing point last night, and when we awoke this morning and looked out the window we were greeted with Jack Frost’s handiwork. Our fields and the fallen maple leaves that are littered everywhere were white and glistening.  I even had to scrape my windshield for the first time!  My poor stone-cold frozen hands […]