Clean up: salvaging logs, and bonus clean up

Today was dry enough that I could work on cutting up the dead tree that had finally fallen, thanks to recent high winds. This time, I could use power tools! I used my baby chainsaw (aka: cordless pruner), with it's 4" blade, to trim off branches, then a reciprocating saw, with a 12" blade to … Continue reading Clean up: salvaging logs, and bonus clean up

Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part one

Today turned out to be a very pleasant day, weather wise, so I used it to do a job that I've been avoiding for a long time. I started cleaning up our "second bathroom." Yup. The outhouse. Now, we do have plans to build an outdoor bathroom that can be used should we ever lose … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part one

Clean up: dead spruce (gotta start somewhere!)

One of the frustrating things about the heat we've been having is that it's preventing us from doing a lot of outside work. The sort of work that involves a level of manual labour that becomes dangerous to do, simply because of the heat. The work still needs to be done, however. So tonight, when … Continue reading Clean up: dead spruce (gotta start somewhere!)

Clean up: spruce grove, clearing to the dead trees

Today turned out to be such a hot and sunny day, I took advantage of it to do a bit of work in the spruce grove. Specifically around the dead trees near where we intend to plant the mulberry tree that will be shipped later in the spring. I normally post the before pictures at … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, clearing to the dead trees