We began painting our house two weeks ago. After one coat of paint it was clear that it needed a second coat. The old paint is a light green. Every building, which includes the house, barn and chicken shed were/are the same color of green. Early on we decided to darken the exterior of the house to coincide with its natural chalet design.
The color we chose to use is Espresso Brown. The trim will be white and there will be red accents somewhere. I have planted a lot of red flowers and they really look nice against the dark brown backdrop.
When everything is finished I will come back and give a full post to show the change the paint has made. We are waiting for the rain to subside and for a day when the painter can return to work here.
To anyone who has not had goats you don't know what your missing! They are one animal that give and give! They are social, alert us when something isn't right, and constantly ask for grain or a treat! I suppose our goats are spoiled but look at that mug! They give us more enjoyment than we ever expected.Professor is a Cashmere goat. He is the alpha male and will fight anyone who takes him on over that status. We have had four goats for years and years. In the past months two of them have died of old age. The average goat of this size lives 12 to 13 years. We do miss them and feel bad that they're gone. Did we use their fiber? No. We brush them, enjoy them and they entertain us. We call them our "smile givers."
That is about it for painting the house! There is great appreciation for this work to be done! Soon!!