Another thing on the to-do list accomplished! The pen we threw together to try and catch the visiting goat was finally dismantled. Which never did work. 😀 The "door" end was already trying to make its escape. 😀 The straw I hoped the goat would use for bedding went onto the little garden near the … Continue reading Dismantling the failed goat catcher
Yesterday, the girls were able to take our two black tarps and set them up on a future garden bed area. We mulched this area with straw last year, as a start to try and amend the soil and add organic matter to it. The old garden area had been plowed probably the fall before … Continue reading A bit of prep and clean up
I finally got to get outside and start doing some dedicated clean up around the house. But first, I must share this adorableness. Two Face is getting all of the love from her siblings as she recovers from her visit to the vet. Speaking of visits to the vet, we discovered our inside mama cat … Continue reading Spring clean up started
Woohoo!!! It's done! The girls and I made a push to finish tonight and, as I write this, we now have two very pregnant cats in the new "maternity ward". Before we hauled out all the stuff waiting by the stairs, my daughters and I went rifling through a shed and the barn to see … Continue reading Clean up: basement – Done!!!
Soooo close to getting the basement done! Okay, not completely done, because there are still weird things all over the place, but that can be taken care of slowly over time, even after we've set up for cats. So, done enough! I decided to make use of the remaining shelves of the plastic shelving units … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress – the final stretch!
The girls did a wonderful job in the basement, while I was baking bread! They got the big stuff moved back to the now-bleached and dry corner, the wire mesh over the counter to the unfinished bar, and a lot more cleaning, sweeping, scrubbing and vacuuming of cobwebs. 😀 Here are the before and after … Continue reading Clean up: more basement progress
My daughter and I got a whole bunch of progress done in the basement. Unfortunately, we're at that stage were, in order to work on new areas, we have to shove things into areas we'd already done a lot of clearing. Which means that, other than the area we worked on, the rest of the … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress. Honest!
The girls and I were able to get quite a lot of progress in the new part basement yesterday, and I was able to get into a particular area of concern today. Here is our progress from yesterday. The biggest progress isn't even visible. We were able to get all the cans of paint and … Continue reading Clean up progress, and that’s kinda horrifying
Normally, Sunday is our day of rest. No unnecessary work is done. Unfortunately, cleaning the basement has crossed over into the "necessary work" category. Part of the challenge is finding a time to do it when the girls and I are all physically up to it. We need to get it safe enough to use … Continue reading Clean up: basement progress
My goal for today was to start getting things out of the basement and into the barn or junk pile, as appropriate. My daughters were doing a whole bunch of baking, but we were able to coordinate a time when we could work together on that. I didn't get as much done in the basement … Continue reading Clearing things out and potential salvage items