Monthly Archives: July 2020

Pink Hydrangea Pedestal Sink

PERENNIAL GARDEN SINK The last of the 5 sinks to paint from the Stanford Inn salvage was a pending decision as to where to put it.  Once I eyed the location to hide it amongst a pink hydrangea, I went … Continue reading

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Pedestal Sink Water Fountain

Pedestal Sink No. 4 is the biggest of the five salvaged sinks from the Stanford Inn. I knew I wanted to turn this sink into a fountain and place it adjacent to our bird feeder  so I took my chances … Continue reading

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Start of Locust Retaining Wall

Since the beginning we have always wanted a retaining wall at the base of the hillside.  We added a drainage swale years ago in front of a persimmon tree to eliminate some run-off through the horse corral, but dirt would … Continue reading

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Last Black Locust Trees Cut for Lumber

Today, we had 2 locust trees cut down. One tree grew two big trunks so it was really like 3 trees.  For years, we’ve discussed building a retaining wall below our persimmon tree to hold back the hillside along a … Continue reading

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Pedestal Sink Salvage

On Friday, July 3, I headed to Menlo Park to salvage pedestal sinks from the historic (i.e. old) Stanford Inn.  It is a quirky vintage hotel near Stanford University that is being demolished in a week.  After seeing photographs, I … Continue reading

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15 Rescue Hens from the San Jose Animal Shelter

Our new page: 15 Rescue Hens from the San Jose Shelter

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