Eve's Garden Organic Bed & Breakfast and Ecology Resource Center

Avenue C and N 3rd Street P.O. Box 323, Marathon, Texas 79842
Innkeeper(s): Kate Thayer, Noble Baker, Alaine Berg, Bubbles the Chihuahua-Poodle Puppy

Help us decide on which exerior lighting to choose 5 Jul 2012, 4:14 pm

Help us decide on which exerior lighting to choose...  Lamp #1  Lamp #2  Lamp #3  Lamp #4 Lamb

Benefit Concert for Recycling in Marathon at Eve's Garden 20 May 2012, 7:53 am

I know it doesn't have much to do with our building, but we gotta let you know. . . On Saturday May 26th,  our buddies with the Austin-All-Girl-Doo-Wop-Folk-and Roll Band GUY TOWN will be preforming here at Eve's Garden in Marathon! I went to the Marathon Chamber of commerce meeting last week and we were discussing how much it'll take to get recycling going for this little community. We

Lighting Issues 4 Apr 2012, 8:11 pm

Our living room's four walls are arches that meet in each of the four corners. Noble has wired in light bulbs in each corner where the arches meet to creat this cool light effect. I am trying to design sconces cover up the CFL bulbs and shed colorful light. The last of these four photos shows a piece of recycled glass I was trying to design as a sconce. Our buddy Willy gave us a glass melting

South Exterior Wall PLASTERED 10 Feb 2012, 6:30 am

Yay Team! Just a quick six days and poof, plastered wall. Day 1 Prep: 5 hours Alaine Day 2: 2.5 hours Aliane Day 3: 7.5 + 3 hours Noble Day 4: 8.5 + 4 hours Noble Day 5: (today) 7 hours + 5 hours Noble Day 6: 8.5 + 2 hours Noble Total: 60 hours!

Thirty Some Feet in the Air! 9 Feb 2012, 8:30 am

 I got the middle section, arched part, plastered, didn't get the in-between picture though. Spent 8.5 hours doing that. Then, a calm windless day, we hooked up a saftey built and Noble belayed me. We were really high tech. He looked up how to wrap a big rope rope around me (not so comfy) and then found a carabiner and hooked it to a long extension cord. Luckily, no problems. and LUCKLY after

2nd Day Plastering the Exterior South Wall 7 Feb 2012, 1:00 am

Gotta make sure it's not a windy day when one is plastering twenty some feet in the air on a not-very-stable platform. Day 1: 5 hours Alaine prep Day 2: 2.5 hours Alaine Day 3: 7.5 + 3 hours Noble Subtotal: 18 hours. Any other guesses for total hours to plaster this whole side?

 6 Feb 2012, 11:00 am

Can you see the difference? Just plastered the lower left section. So far, about 5 hours in preping the wall ... using my chipping hammer to knock off buldges, and make sure the platform is safe. and 2.5 hours to haul the plaster up and around to this the second floor and plaster that lower left part.

How Many Days do you Think It'll Take Us to Plaster the South Wall? 5 Feb 2012, 9:00 am

 Here's where we started, our exterior south wall is about 45-50 feet across. The right side is more than 30 feet in the air? What do you think? How many days or hours will it take us to get the whole surface done?? Remember, there will be a few hours of prep time... Looking forward to guesses...

Goal Reached! 4 Feb 2012, 5:40 am

Pheewww. Got the ceiling plastered in three days, the four arched walls finished in the four days we planned. So, we'd planned eight days to plaster and wire the whole living room, and we got 'er done with one day to spare! Of course I have No Idea How Long the mosaic job on the east wall will take and we have to schedule out PAINTING! Did you see how perfect those crystal nichos are

Before Pre-Plaster Final, South Living Room Wall 3 Feb 2012, 7:03 am

I tried to get you people to drink more jagermeister for the arch over this the south French door. But the arch turned out super! Wait'll you see it all plastered out! Did I tell you Noble has the whole living room wired! Notice these nichos on each side of the French doors, they are crystals! The open square below the right nicho is where the A/C will go. Papercrete is very insulating, R40