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Today, I got some really good progress on my practice carving, using the spoon blank that came with my carving kit. Also, the basement is nice and cool. 🙂 I was down to cutting the last few divots out of the morel mushroom on the end of the spoon, so that didn't take long. I … Continue reading Spoon carving progress
I'm happy to say that, yesterday evening, when things started to cool down a bit, we got a couple of big jobs finished. The first was to finish cleaning up the pile of branches pruned from the apple trees. My awesome daughters actually finished the job by cutting up the largest pieces. Except that one … Continue reading Catch up, and kitties!
I had originally been thinking of working in a different area today, to remove more dead and damaged trees in the West yard. That pile of apple branches, however, was bothering me. So I started breaking that down, instead. Here are the before and after pictures. This is as far as I got, before it … Continue reading Clean up progress
The down side of using what clear weather we've had to keep on top of the mowing is, lots of other things aren't getting done. Today, we tackled one of those jobs (though I could easily have spent a couple of hours mowing). We worked on pruning the dead wood out of the crab apple … Continue reading Crab apple pruning
Today is looking to be a slightly warmer, hopefully drier, day. One of my goals is to finally get some outside work done that had to be delayed. We shall see how that works out. Yesterday evening, I was able to spend some time with the kittens. That was an adventure! They've taken to launching … Continue reading They do make life interesting!
I found these in one of the squash beds this morning. Overnight, some mushrooms worked their way through the mulch and, from the looks of the stems in the background, exploded. 😀 The Re-Farmer
So the series of severe storms that looked like they were going to head right over us... didn't. They passed to the East of us, instead, though we did get some nice rain. I'm good with that. I headed out to check on things this evening, and was greeted by a Rolando Moon! She seemed … Continue reading Growth
Taking advantage of a break to quickly post! My attempts at getting kitten pictures has been a failure today. Those little buggers move fast! 😀 So do flowers, actually. At least with the winds we had when I was doing my rounds this morning! These delicate little wildflowers have burst into bloom now. It's interesting … Continue reading Gotta be quick!
While putting away the push mower yesterday, I was going to take the time to start up the riding mower and see what I could see. I always push the mower out of the garage before starting it, but I never got it all the way out. I could hear a different sound, like something … Continue reading Found the problem!