Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 Today is supposed to be our last warmish day in quite some time, and we are very fortunate to have it. Just yesterday, a major system passed through. To the north of us, they had near blizzard conditions. To the south, it was rain instead of snow. Yet, there on … Continue reading Clean up and… there are no quick and easy jobs here!
Today, my goal was to board up at least one of the broken windows in our old pump shack. Which was not an easy job. (Photo heavy post ahead!) You see, in order to fix the window, I needed to be able to reach the window. In order to reach the window, I had to … Continue reading Clean Up and Winterizing: fixing the pump shack window
One of the things I've been wanting to get done in the outer yard, was to clear some trees from what used to be a chicken coop, when I was a kid. Getting things done in the outer yard has now been pushed back another year, but the last wind storm we had left more … Continue reading Winterizing: clearing an old roof
Little by little, I had been working my way towards the junk pile. With a litter of kittens living in it, it was not as high on the priority list. Still, I'd been clearing access to it, and had even gone digging into it to find scrap pieces of wood. The junk pile is actually … Continue reading Fall clean up: surprises in the junk pile
Since I went and build up a bed and walkway yesterday, I kinda had to continue today! 😀 Here is where I left off, yesterday. The goal was to create another bed with compostable material buried in it, and make a second walkway. The first thing that had to be done was to break up … Continue reading Fall clean up: preparing the second garlic bed
When I cleared out the old wood pile from the yard last year, the soil I found below was a very pleasant surprise. Still, there was a whole lot of clean up that needed to be done this spring, before we could plant anything. We were still finding some pretty strange things in there! The … Continue reading Fall clean up: I think I went overboard!
Yay! The squash beds in the old garden area are now all done. Also, where the pumpkin mounds were, we now have three new beds. Here is how it looked when I started. The bamboo stakes are marking where I planted the seed potatoes I found while digging up the potato beds. It should be … Continue reading Fall clean up: squash beds done
On my list of things to do today was to prep the squash beds for winter. Of course, things happened, so I started much later than intended - past 2pm - and didn't get as much done as I'd planned on. Here is how it looked when I started. The first thing I had done … Continue reading Fall clean up: starting the squash beds, plus… this could be bad!
So a few things we'd talked about before have changed a bit, as we decided where to start planing the grape hyacinth (muscari). This is the area we settled on, before clean up. Two summers ago, this area was quite overgrown. Some of the lilacs and carigana I cut back have started to encroach again. … Continue reading Fall planting grape hyacinth, day one
When we moved here, there were two tractor tire planters in the yard. One of them had been next to a willow for so long, it was actually damaged by the willow as it grew. You can read about what a job it was to clear that out here, and here. Thankfully, this one was … Continue reading Fall Clean up: finally clearing the second tire planter