Category Archives: Hangin’ Out

Restoring Bertha- Airstream Argosy 28

Meet the newest member of the HorseFeathers family, Bertha. She is an Airstream Argosy 28. Argosy was a line that Airstream sold from 1972-1979 (1972 being the first year they were designed and manufactured) and these were the first and only painted Airstreams.  Go us on finding a rare camper! woot woot!

We found her at an estate auction and found out she’s been sitting since her last trip in 1993.

Since she’s been sitting on a farm for about 20 years unused the mice decided to call her home…. We have LOTS of cleaning to do.  We plugged her in last night (fire extinguisher handy) and all electrical, AC and water pump work! Yipee!

And then the nerve wracking part of opening the canopy. These babies are NOT cheap by any means so we were really hoping it wasn’t too rough. And we were super excited to find a totally UNUSED canopy in PERFECT CONDITION! *Happy Dance*

I pretty much LOVE the fabric on the canopy!

We found a ton of cool info on the airstream website too!  Ours is the 28 with the center bath. It’s so cool to see the brochure photos they use to use:)

You may be thinking we are going to fix her up and using her for camping. Well we aren’t. She’s going to be the mobile HorseFeathers shop🙂 We are going to fix her up and get her a nice new turquoise and white paint job (in the argosy original colors) and take her to shows so you can go inside and shop! We are keeping as much of her original interior as possible. We already know we are replacing the flooring and once we get in there and start cleaning we will get a better idea of what else needs to be done.

Stay tuned for updates on her progress along the way:)

We’ve got kittens!

Meet Mitty, our not so lovey, antisocial cat who really does NOT like people. Mitty was rescued from a gopher hole at a local park last fall and of course brought to my house (ya know, cause I pretty much run a rescue here). Recently we realized Mitty was pregnant.   She had been hanging out in our backyard a couple times a week over the summer gettin’ her tan on and apparently at some point some male hoodlum kitty got  in and things got a little out of hand. We were NOT happy kitty parents:(

Fast forward a few months and we have adorable SOCIAL kittens! Woot woot! AND since we let her get knocked up (kept saying we needed to catch her and take her to get fixed!) all kittens will be staying here. In my house. All 5 of them. Plus Mitty. Yep. So fun.

We work pretty closely with our local shelters and I am very aware that most people like kittens and then give them up once they are cats. So I really don’t trust people enough to give them good forever homes. So they shall stay here with us:)

All 5 kittens are named after gemstones:) Opal is above, his coloring looks alsmost identical to our chihuahua Sophie. They are new besties:)

 Fe (Feldspar) is below. Aren’t they adorbs!

 And this is Jade. SO darn cute!

Onyx of course. I think he looks like a bear:)

Jasper is this tiny little ones name. She has a tiny little torso and sits in these itty bitty little balls and is just too darn cute!

Since they are all staying be prepared for regular kitten updates. They are currently all living in a spare bedroom with boxes everywhere which is apparently is like a kitten amusement park:)