Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
I've been trying to figure out how to best share all the changes to the house, up & down, inside & out. It doesn't matter from what angle or what time of day I take photos, they just don't capture the details of change at E7982 Lostview Lane. That said, for all you waiting on photos, I have not forgotten you! I just might have to work on another video tour instead. That's fun, right?! And maybe by posting this here, it will hold me accountable for doing it. Tomorrow? Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, I'll share this photo taken on a lovely fall morning last week. Any ideas on what to do with the dozens (hundreds?) of pumpkins that remain post-autumn? The chickens can only eat so many...
|Spooky Tree and Clown Bat|
|(If I sent Christmas cards, this would be the one.)|
Seasons greetings from the Newhouses!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wanting a purple living room and finding just the right shade of purple are two different things, I've discovered ...
And one day if we're very VERY good, Syd the Plumber will come and install our sink, toilet and bathtub!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tom was stolen from us for the month of September - an expensive, environmental new age house with a water table at two feet took favor. But rejoice! Tom is back and soon Charis and I will move out of the middle open room into our large royal bedroom.
The upstairs bathroom floor - marble tile found by Charis for a steal.
The kitchen is underway too! So simple - it's amazing how the heat moves out into the house.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
|Family hike and flower picking adventure.|
|Nina flies a kite.|
|Exercising the children.|
|The boys and friend Greta give Nina some love.|
#5 The building project is not yet complete, but we are getting close! The addition is DONE. The basement is 90% DONE, the upstairs is being worked on at long last, and we anxiously await the tearing down of more walls in the kitchen for much needed light and air and openness. We are getting close. Full photo tour once we are nearer completion.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
So most of you know that I'm in the process of making a short film, to be shot mainly here at the farm and created by our community. This is an amazing location, and I can't believe I get to combine my passion for movies with my passion for this place. It pretty much blows my mind. If you haven't seen it yet, I'll go ahead and post the trailer so you can get a good look:
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I have become good friends with a great tenor saxophone player in town who spent some time in Seattle, but she moved back to the Chippewa Valley the same time I moved out here. We play in the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra together and want to start a composer's collective. She has a great blues band and hired my horn section to play with her. A great night, and I hope more to come. Check us out on youtube:
Terry's Cloth: http://youtu.be/dNqIdFarkbQ
Little Something Like This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzCZhSitU3Y&feature=related
Fight The Good Fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmxmUYU6YDI&feature=related
Huffin and Puffin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P48Di-kyi4&feature=related
Ya Ya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxm4e32qmVA&feature=related
Why Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPC2Nek8AiA&feature=related
T Bone Shuffle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqAiuQWk59Y&feature=related
Hang On: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbJw0peeMOI&feature=related
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Three new windows and a giant bedroom. If I were a rich man living in a giant bedroom, la la la la la la la la la la. Plus we celebrated Owain's birthday: Boompa, Gaga, Kevin, Mimi, Talula and Don (Joni had to work) - all Owain's choice (plus of course Ellis and gang).
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The upstairs is starting! Charis and I are chilling in the middle room - like the old days with the mattress on the ground. I tried to get her to share the same tooth brush again, but she would not go for that. Plus we enjoyed a nice visit from our good friend Charles: revs the creativity and helps us to enjoy the farm.