Sunday, May 19, 2013

My Potter's Bench and Life on the Farm

There have been other projects that I have been working on besides quilting and farming.
A friend of mine had talked me into joining Pinterest and I have been finding so many neat ideas and I had found potting bench  from Toni from Signature Gardens.
I fell in love with her potting bench and she was generous enough to even have an online tutorial.
I said something to Dean about it and he told me to go out to the barn because there are all kinds of old lumber that should be used up.
So I went on a treasure hunt out in the barn and to my surprise there were plenty of old barn siding and old cedar posts to do the project.
The only items I bought were two shelf brackets and stain.
I made it myself!

 Now before you even think about doing a project like this, please be familiar with all the safety rules of using table saws.  They can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
 Also remember to wear eye and hearing protection!

The weather has been warm and I even had a chance to enjoy the birds!

There have been a lot of long hours put into planting season the last two weeks in Northwest Ohio.
We've had a few breakdowns, but nothing major.
Dean is fixing a
hydraulic hose in the pictures below.

 It just had to happen in the last field that he was planting on the farm  :)
It only slowed things down for about 45 minutes.  The old hose had seen better days!

I can't believe all the planning and paperwork that goes into farming.
The only way I can explain it to a non-farm person is it's a lot like planning a wedding.  
When the day comes, you better have all the details planned out or there will be opportunities missed.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


P. said...

What a cool potter's bench, Kay Lynne! Love the ironwork as corner brackets. Nice job!

Ranch Wife said...

Wow! I am impressed! Your potters bench is gorgeous! Aren't barns the absolute best for finding treasures?
I've never planned a wedding, but I DO know that farming and ranching is a lot of work, but very rewarding so that makes lots of sense. The only difference for us is that we are praying for rain and I don't think many people pray for rain for a wedding. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Wow! you did this??? It's amazing! what a great job!

Toni - Signature Gardens said...

Wow, great job!! So glad you found my blog and were inspired by the potting bench :-) If you have a Hobby Lobby nearby, a friend of mine's husband built her a bench too, and they found the "bling" for the back area at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for linking my blog in your post. I appreciate it! Take care...

Ivory Spring said...

Your potter bench is absolutely beautiful. I want one just like that!!!

Carol said...

Excellent job on the potter's bench, Kay! You are one crafty lady! :-)

I'm glad you weren't too badly affected by the bad weather. Hope this summer yields good crops!