Friday, February 5, 2010

Wall Board Up

The wallboard is finally in place. No the walls aren't square. Even after measuring and cutting the wallboard it still didn't fit. Thank goodness that it is easy to shape with a knife. Then, thank goodness it is easy to repair with mud. I think it looks rather good. Mo, the kitty on the floor thinks so too. She is probably there looking for the dried up old mouse we found in the wall. Good Kitty!

The second wall went up so much easier. No electric outlets or light switches and no big window.

Ok, Alex has camera in hand and it's time for payback. The mudding has begun.

This is what the tops of the other two walls look like. I see major mud usage in my future. It covers a myriad of sins.
Our walls on their second coat. Not too shabby.
I can't say that mudding and drywalls are that exciting. I do like the outcome. We are back to work for a few nights so the room sits quiet. No elves who show up to finish the work for us. We do find pleasure in the finished product though. We had the plumber come Thursday and give us an estimate on re plumbing the kitchen sink and dishwasher so that we can continue with the floor in the kitchen. Sorry about the boring post. Somehow, I so enjoy reading about the animals much more. The house will be making some changes over the next few months. All of this in between the lambs and kids births. We have started reading the "Goat School" book front to back in preparation for the births. I think I may need drugs, drugs for me to get through these births. Much love and prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I am so impressed that you are doing this..........and it looks so good! You are braver than I! Hope you get through the sounds like so much fun and exciting to see new babies on the farm........even though it is a lot to go through! blessings,Kathleen

LindaSueBuhl said...

I have rarely had any birthing problems with my does - you'll be more than prepared - the does have instincts we only wish human mothers had! I like the result of taping and mudding joints too - one step closer!

Callie said...

Looks great! I love mud! Like you said... covers up a lot. In California since we have so many earthquakes I put mud in the spaces, then taped with the mesh stuff and then mudded and sanded several times. I finally decided I didn't like smooth walls all that much and went for the textured look. Lazy me.

Fearless Nester said...

Wait...did you remember to put the note in the wall for the future owners? Just kidding! Wow that is a major accomplishment and has to make you feel proud. It will make all that animal birthing seem easy, right? ~Lili

tonya fedders said...

I love your post.. please keep us updated on the progress! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

katiegirl said...

Great job! Looks good! I bet it's much warmer in there now.

Beverly said...

You guys never cease to amaze me!!! Very self sufficient I say!!! We are getting slammed with yet another snowstorm, here in PA!!! Yikes...feels more like I am living in Maine this winter.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow- you guys will tackle anything, you brave souls! It looks GREEEAT!

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