We have been working away. Cottage 8 is almost finished (I will post before and after pictures in separate post). We have also been painting picnic tables, the outside of the office (see below), and some days it seems that anything Raquel can reach with a paint brush is fair game.
I continue to work on the gardens, although not much was done through the winter and I am just recovering from a herniated disk so i feel impatient wanting to get into the gardens. I long for a team of enthusiastic landscape/horticulture students. If they exist, they probably don’t travel in packs.
Allen built, painted and installed some dog poop stations over the winter. They are little boxes with grocery bags so that guests can pick up after their pets. They are not quite complete in that they need little signs (my domain) and we are looking for metal waste baskets with lids that we can attach.
This idea was prompted after a not-very-nice review on Tripadvisor after some guests stepped in dog poop (while walking their dog), so rather than those industrial stations Allen created a solution that was a little more us.
I feel like I am forgetting the other things we did over the winter….we made Cottage #2 our only pet-free cottage and put a sofa bed in there. Cottage #9 was remodeled in the fall. So we have now remodeled #2, #8, #9, #10 & #13 and they all look great and still each with our own personality.
Cottage #9 Remodel Slideshow
We hope to see you soon.