Special Delivery to Rusted Roots: An Old Rusty Truck

If you've followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that WE LOVE OLD TRUCKS!! And we've been shopping for one for oh-so -long. We've shared tips on how to find an old truck, harvesting old truck parts, and even when we bought our current truck! But none of that compares to wanting a good ol' rusty truck. I mean just look at 'em. It's a lot like Goldilocks and the three bears. This one's too expensive. This ones too far away. This one doesn't have enough character. We actually … Read More...

Parking Lot Update: Day Eleven

One of the things I struggle with most in owning a small business is knowing when to ask for help. I am a go getter, do it myself kind of gal. And I absolutely despise spending money when I don't need to. Why pay someone to do something if I can do it myself, right?? Aaaaaaaand I may be a little, what's the word, I want things done a certain way and sometimes it's easier to just do it myself. That's one reason why we haven't hired any permanant staff. I just can't bite the bullet and give up the … Read More...

Painted Floor in the Old Barn Shop

Sometimes I can dream up some pretty elaborate plans. Projects that, in my head, will be cheap and quick to accomplish. And more often than not, they always ALWAYS take twice as long as I expect... and in some cases cost quite a bit more than I expect. What can I say?? I'm ambitious! That was the case when it came to the floor of the old Rusted Roots barn shop. When we started work on the barn about a month ago, this is what we were working with. A bare bones plywood floor. I love that, in … Read More...

Parking Lot Update: Day One

You guys! This is it! The bulldozers rolled in bright and early this morning to start work on the brand new Rusted Roots parking lot!! How exciting! If you helped us out with the new parking lot, know that you are a part of something much bigger and we absolutely could not do it without YOU! I felt like a kid in a playground when the bulldozer pulled up. Big machinery!! Argh argh argh. (That was my best Tim Allen impersonation.) The plan was... we would walk the grounds one final time, mark … Read More...

Rusty Ol’ Mailbox at the Barn Shop

I guess you could say we broke ground on the new barn shop today! While the ol' barn was built years ago, there are a few things that we need to do to get it ready for all of you!! As you know, work on the new parking lot will begin soon. In the mean time, there are some smaller projects that we can handle on our own!! One of the first things we needed to do was to put up a mailbox for the new shop. We considered going to the hardware store and getting the standard wooden base and a black … Read More...