Goldenrodfarm

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  1. What are you up to today? This week?

    Sounds like everyone has been busy as usual!  I have been doing lambing and maple syrup making.  I had 3 lambs born one morning during chores, One ewe is older and had a huge black ewe lamb, she has some nerve damage that occured during the delivery, so I have to help her up several times a day, she is slowly improving, the lamb is doing great.  The other ewe I have been watching because it looked like only one side of her udder was bagging out, she had twins, both white one ewe and one ram, I ran up to a neighbors and got a couple of yogurt containers of colostrum he keeps frozen all the time, and fed the twins, about 4 oz each several times that day, and yesterday.  Last night I checked the mom and it looks like she has milk, but I am reserving judgment on the amount.  The twins seem happy and fat so maybe I just checked after they devoured all the milk.   I usually make 5-6 gallons of syrup each year, it makes good gifts!  I use lines and 5 gallon buckets, so half new and half old.  Lugging the 5 gallon buckets on snowshoes is good exercise!  The first day I got a lot but it has been slower the last 3 days because it didn't get down below freezing at night.  Last night was marginal on the freezing it was just 32, but today had a brisk wind and clouds, it is better when the sun is shining.  I visited my neighbors Tuesday and helped put wood in the big evaporator they have and watched the final boil down, it kept foaming even though she added butter several times.  She has a really bad burn on her hand, 2nd degree, from hot sap.  her husband was blowing out a clogged line and she was holding the bucket.  She is lucky she didn't get it in the face.  Their lines run right into the evaporator.  I just do mine on a small deep 2'x2' stainless steel pan. Been back to sanding on the fairy house, takes a long time to get such hard wood sanded the way I want!
  2. Exterior almost done!

    This is a womderful project, I love all the detail, and the color is perfect, looking forward to seeing the inside
  3. Wagon side finished

    Beautiful, I also love the blue, being my favorite color!  The detail is wonderful
  4. I spent some time in a craft shop looking at a whole aisle of scrapbooking paper and they were all way too large, so far I can't find anything I like, I may have to resort to trying to make my own.  Still waiting for the rock siding I ordered quite a while ago, picked up some paint in the colors I want, but been way to busy with diasters to do much.
  5. The taco is Done

    Looks great!
  6. Fancy wood trims, needed

    Beautiful bunch of wagons, so many different types it would be hard to know where to start!  I must admit the  Wagon intrigues me.....
  7. Chandelier question

    I can't quite figure out the size in mm's of the candle holders in a chandelier, or how tall one should be never having one in real life!  Does any one have the type that has several candle arms that could measure the part that holds the candle and how tall the total chandelier is?  I can figure out about how big the candle should be and what it should fit into but most of the candle holders have a part that is wider that holds the part that secures the candle.  Thank you for your help!
  8. Oval Aubusson

    Love this, my colors!
  9. wheels done

    Love the wheels, This looks like such a fun project!
  10. Ladies

    So beautiful!  I love the faces, you are very talented, I am enjoying your journey very much!
  11. What are you up to today? This week?

    Had to go get grain and "stuff" today and went with a friend, when we got back home and I was dropping her off she said come in and see this dollhouse someone dropped off at the clothing store, if you like it you can take it home.  I went in and it is a Greenleaf kit, still in the box of Santa's Cottage, looks to be in good condition, I will have to check to see if it is all there but looks like it.  There is also one of those greenleaf furniture kits, not sure it they are quite my style but may be useful in gauging sizes for me.  I think I am gathering dollhouse kits into a stash lol
  12. Dawn of the Fairy Forest painting

    Beautiful!
  13. Lacquer paint

    Has anyone used Lacquer for furniture in a dollhouse, I think I would like the look but am not sure it would be just too shiny.  It is for the piano I am starting.  I am thinking about black lacquer.  I just don't like most of the other paints I have seen on a black piano, they seem to show paint brush strokes. 
  14. Chandelier question

    16 little e-packets came in the mail today!  I was surprised that they are here so quick but excited to see them!  Still a few more to go, guess I should go and see about the LED's I want to use for lights.  
  15. Lacquer paint

    That sounds like it came out good!  I ended up getting a spray can of black lacquer on one of those ad on offers on Amazon.  I really like the idea of a black piano even though other furniture may not be black.
  16. The main colour

    I love your main color, any shade of blue is great with me!
  17. How do you tongue and groove for minis?

    Does that mean you put groves in the board on the 4" side, not on the edge? 
  18. What's everyone working on?

    I am starting cutting for the piano, still trying to figure out some of the measurements, the video is in Korean and there doesn't seem to be a way to translate in-bedded captions, so I have watched it about a million times trying to pick out the measurements.  I am only taking parts of this one and parts of several others and parts that I just want to do!
  19. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Bet that one will be bid up, cute!
  20. Dura Craft Ashley

    You can paint over glue, just can't stain.  Carefully sand with a ridged piece of board with sandpaper on it, so you don't over sand the part without paint or glue, the wood will sand away quicker then glue or old paint dribbles.  If you google miniature dollhouse spiral staircases you will get tons of places to help you find what you need or make it if you are that way inclined, the same places may have the trim you want.  
  21. Chandelier question

    I just started getting some of my orders from Ebay today, tiny bead caps, luckily some of the items are 4-5 from one seller, it got very confusing trying to order what I thought I wanted, I can relate to the buy desperately without a doubt. 
  22. Chandelier question

    so all these kits are only in a book you have to buy?   I looked through the catalog I printed with the price lit today while I was down selling eggs.  There are a lot of  wheels of different sizes  but I couldn't quite picture a chandelier made with them unless it was just a candle one.  I never saw so many little metal pieces in my life, I think I would need a plan before I tried to order anything.  Such a confusing place to do business, but they sure have a corner on the market!
  23. Chandelier question

    I just noticed the book I may order that.  I finally printed out the catalog, much easier to use then just downloaded, on the screen the items were not the correct size.  I did have quite a laugh at the buying desperately, you made my night, sounds like what the procedure would be after looking at all that stuff!
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    My cat is funny about tippy toeing around, she rarely knocks anything off of anywhere, no matter where she is climbing to, she does climb a lot, just never knocks things over or breaks things so far, she has been exclusively a house cat now for over two years because of her asthma, and has never broken anything.  I was going through clothing a couple of weeks ago and had 4 huge stacks on the dresser adding to them while I went through the clothing in the closet, she got up there, and carefully went from stack to stack but never knocked anything over.  Good thing Smokey has such an understanding mama!
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    I can see my cat doing that, she always wants to be on top of whatever I am doing.  You need a mini cat to do the prints 1:12 lol