Well, I'm glad my brother has been as dedicated to taking in-progress photos as I have become! After emailing him about what happened to the snow blower, he was able to email me back a photo of exactly where the fuel line was supposed to go (something I could not really see without taking the … Continue reading Up and running again
Usually, when I do my morning rounds, I stick to the inner yard and the garage. Every now and then, though, I go farther afield and check on the septic field and the sheds in the outer yard. Today was one of those days, and it took me past the old Farm Hand tractor that's … Continue reading Abandoned
Things are much, much less active, now that the yard work is done for the year! We're settling in to an indoor routine, which is pretty domestic. I am enjoying the relative peace and quiet. Now... I am NOT a morning person. Never have been. But we have critters to feed, and I have my … Continue reading Winter(ish) Morning Routine
After a lovely rainfall this morning, I took a walk around the outer yard to take a closer look at the areas the cows got into. They did a fabulous job of trampling down the grass and burdock. In fact, their trampling meant I could access places I couldn't before, including the door to … Continue reading Trampled access
Today turned out to be a nice and productive day, despite the rain this morning. After driving my younger daughter to work, my older daughter and I went to the city to do the rest of our monthly shopping. An unplanned stop at Walmart, where I got some canning supplies I hope to use to … Continue reading A Productive Day
The arborist called about coming over today to look around at the work that needs to be done. Since we rather suddenly have to buy a new CPAP, budget demands we have to split the work. As I went to unlock and open the gate for him, I paused to check out the fence line … Continue reading The things we find, and arborist update
You know how you decide to do a thing that should be pretty straightforward? Then you start the thing and it ends up being more complicated than you thought? Yeah. You know what I'm talking about, I'm sure! 😀 That was how it turned out for the job I just finished. Since we only have … Continue reading I have the power! See; there it is.
So my darling husband (picture me speaking with a rictus grin) cheerfully comes traipsing into the bedroom and wakes me up with a "so, are there supposed to be cows in the yard?" What a way to be awakened! No. There are not supposed to be cows in the yard. He had been hearing the … Continue reading Good Moooorning!
Today, I broke out the riding mower to work on the outer yard. Although I don't intend to focus on any clean up out there, we do still need to keep parts of it mowed. I started by "framing" out the areas I wanted to mow, mostly for access. You can see how tall it … Continue reading Outer yard mowing – a sadness!
I thought I got some pictures of how the area near the firepit looks, after my daughters raked, but apparently, I didn't. So, instead, I stole a couple of pictures my older daughter took. 😀 While they were raking, they got visited by two wood frogs. This one, and one that jumped right into a … Continue reading Little Critter Friends