Author Topic: Hillbillies in Town  (Read 742 times)

Robin

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Hillbillies in Town
« on: July 24, 2011, 10:32:24 PM »
Dale likes to call our place the urban farmyard.  His brother calls him the city hillbilly.  Whatever you call it, I just want to show off my flowers.
 Dale had this fence up before I came along, but this year I did a little excavating and tilled up some dirt to plant flowers.



He also had the bull skulls, but again I added a whole bunch of flowers.



And this mini Wheat Pool elevator was here before me.


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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2011, 10:43:06 PM »
Very nice but I hope my wife doesnt see this or she'll be puting me to work making flower beds.. ;D

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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2011, 10:49:34 PM »
Last year I helped Dale to build this firewood stand.  The antlers used to be a little bigger, but Dukes thinks they make a good snack.



For my birthday this year, Dale got me this cool water fountain.  It has an electric pump, but the handle also works manually.



This mailbox is probably my favorite item.  I just love old barnwood.  Dale actually made a branding iron to burn the word "mail" on it.  He is pretty good at turning my ideas into neat things.


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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2011, 10:57:23 PM »
Hey Robin...I was born and raised in Sask...That looks almost like home except the pool elevator is a different color...
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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 10:58:02 PM »
This spring, we updated the old ugly siding.  We looked into new shutters for the windows, but they wanted a ridiculous amount for them.  At first we took the old ones off and sanded them and painted them.  They looked pretty slick, but before we put them on, Dale asked me what I thought about making some from barnwood to go with the whole farmyard thing.  When I was young, my stepdad was an outfitter in northern BC.  Where I grew up, we had barns and corrals and the whole works.  On the barns we had working shutters that looked like these.  I described it to Dale and he built them just perfect I think.





So does anyone else have a city yard with a country look?  I'd love to see some.

Robin.

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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011, 10:59:24 PM »

Wow that took a long time to post.  Im off to bed, but tomorrow I will post pictures of our fishing trip today.  Hey Justin, I outfished him.   ;D
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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 11:16:14 AM »
I think your rustic style looks realy good, Robin and Dale.  I'll bet you were cringing when Dale hammered those old weathered boards through the new siding, but it looks good.
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 10:24:40 PM »
Good stuff Robin love the boards on the siding  ;D very creative. It's nice to see with the way neighborhoods are built these days everything looks so generic.

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2011, 10:30:01 PM »
Great looking place Robin.  Very nice!!  Now if you had a pic of Dale in the corner with a muscle shirt on and a beer in his hand then I would call it the City Hillbilly.  LOL  ;D  Great looking place.  By the way where's the archery target?  Gotta have one of those to be a redneck.  LOL

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Re: Hillbillies in Town
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 01:37:41 PM »
^^^city bylaws prevent me from legally shooting my bow in town.... ;) 
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