Hidden Bend Retreat, Romney West Virginia

Romney, WV

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Alpaca Shearing

Alpacas were sheared yesterday, took just a bit over an hour! No
spitting and not much crying. Matt Best did the shearing again for us
this year and all went well. It's a cold week here with temps in the
30's at night so put coats on the boys when we shut the barn for the night.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Salt & Pepper Box

Donna wanted a Salt &  Pepper box to set by the stove- made this one up
on the CNC machine. The lids are walnut from a neighbor's property and
the box body is oak from our house in Leesburg.

Cheese Press

Made a cheese press and made our first cheese. It's a farmhouse cheddar
that will need to age for about 45-60 days before it's ready.

Drywall Plaster Started

First coat of drywall mud and tape has been applied- will put on
additional coats over the next few days. After the plaster is done,
we'll install all the interior trim and hang the doors before getting in
the paint crew.

Drywall Hung

The drywall was hung in the new house over the Easter weekend. A husband
and wife team did the work over two long days.

House Exterior

Here are some pictures of the outside of the house which is all
completed except for the garage doors which hopefully will be installed
next week.

House Basement

A lot of work has been completed on the house, not as many pictures!
These are shots of the basement and garage area. Well pumps and pressure
tanks are installed and the main electric panel is wired. Most of the
HVAC is done and the rest should be completed in the next week or so.