Monthly Archives: August 2010

the gift of a truck

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This weekend I received the incredible gift of a truck from my very generous friends Tommi and Cary (and their son Magnus :). I’ve known Tommi and Cary for almost 10 years and so have Chris and Julie here at the farm. Tommi and Cary have actually been helping out here on the property for a number of years already (mostly with interior home renos so far) and were super excited and supportive of the idea of me moving out here. As soon as they read my blog post about needing to buy a truck, they sent me an email that started something like this, “Hi Joc – we read your blog post about needing a truck and well, have we got a deal for you!…”


Cary and Tommi are very generously gifting me their rarely-used truck for the year while I’m on the farm. It helps them out because it frees up space in their one-car garage and it helps me out because it means I don’t have to go out and buy my own truck (I’m not exactly an expert at truck purchasing and whatever I can cut out of my budget is a huge help to me).


I’ll be getting insurance on it this week, but I took it for a little spin around the farm on saturday and it was fun! I’m pretty excited about being a truck girl!

Cary and Tommi and Magnus – I love you all! Thank you SO much for this incredible gift – it’s totally a blessing. Can’t wait to have you back on the farm soon for a big thank you feast! xoxo

sitting area almost complete!

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The eating, board-game playing, wine-drinking, hang-out zone in the back end of my motorhome is almost done!  The only thing missing is the table (coming soon).  My mom stopped by today and dropped off the cushions she has beautifully upholstered for me (in Italian wool I scored at the Bensen/ Inform Warehouse Sale), as well as the curtains she made out of some old IKEA curtains I had in my last place.  She also contributed some unused throw cushions she had at home, as well as some new cushion covers she made me out of left-over wool to make the space inviting.  I’m SO happy with how it all looks – fresh and clean and comfortable – exactly what I was going for.  Thanks mom – I love it all!


I’ve also started decorating the space.  My ‘centerpiece’ is the antelope head hanging above the table (bought it at Front & Company a few months ago specifically for the motorhome).  I also used a painting (picked up from Value Village a few months ago), a brass horse (that I’ve had since I was a kid) and my journals to fill the shelf above the bench that used to house a flat screen tv (that I removed and recycled – who needs a tv?).  Photos of everything above.


Getting excited to finish this project so that I can invite some friends over to toast the new space!