The Terhune House is a family home, a demonstration site and a rural town (Urban) homestead. The house was built in the 1880s and is a Midwest Italinate which has had most of it’s charm ripped out of her over the years. Join us as we attempt to restore that charm, develop an urban garden and orchard and convert a leaky old house into one that is energy efficient.
- Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2013
This weekend we bought 8 apple tree, 2 plum trees, 2 sour cherry trees and 2 “sweeter” cherry bushes. The apple trees will be espalier trained and located in the south west corner between the arborvitaes and the raspberries. The rest of the fruit will be planted in front of the house. We still need to add pear trees,...
spicing up our lives
- Published on Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Its the little things that keep me smiling… is it like that for you too? Spice organization is putting a grin on my face today… I use to keep our spices in a drawer, but our supply grew bigger then a drawer years ago so I switched to a cabinet. Somewhere on the internet I saw someone using 4oz canning jars for their...
A “Touch” of Grey-Fireplace Facelift
- Published on Saturday, 10 November 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseWell, I did it, I F-I-N-A-L-L-Y painted the fireplace! And I love it… love it! As far as projects go, not too bad. Start to finish, one week and that was mostly waiting for paint to cure. I have taken lots … Continue reading →...
we planted blueberries
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseMonday our Blueberries came in the mail. When Dave got home we took up the cardboard that was smothering the grass and weeds in the bed we planned for them on the southside of the veggie garden, turned the soil over and … Continue reading →...
- Published on Thursday, 04 October 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseIts a family name of the original occupants of this wonderful home. Our house was built for the Terhune family back in 1880s, Judge Terhune was one of the founding citizens of our small town. So it is the Terhunes who decided … Continue reading →...
- Published on Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseWe have been working on the south side of the house…yes, still! The rotting porch roof had to go. The rotting door had to go. The split siding had to go. Get the picture? The whole lower section of that part … Continue reading →...
Back to Stripping
- Published on Friday, 21 September 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseOn to my 10th window…...
Sweet and Sour
- Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseSure am glad the June canning sessions are over. Today the temp is in the 90s and it is humid! Which is why I am in here writing this post instead of working outside… so much to do out there. … Continue reading →...
Veggie Patch and Why I blog
- Published on Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseToo much to do to keep up with the blog… I have been wanting to write a post now for months, yes it has been months, but the garden has taken over, that and the community and family commitments. Sometimes I … Continue reading →...
365 Project Week 5 Feb. 1-7
- Published on Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Authors: Terhune HouseWell, I might not have shot each and every photo on the dated indicated and there might be one or two photos that my oldest took back in December, but there is a photo for every day in February and that is … Continue reading →...