Today, we continued work cleaning up along the west side of the spruce grove, between the garlic beds and the old outhouse. We haven't really done anything there since last year. Here is how it looked before I started. I could see some poplars in here that would make good upright support posts for the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, west side
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
We had such a lovely day today, even with fairly high winds, that I couldn't resist going outside and doing a bit of clean up. This time, I decided to work in the old garden area. As we clean up around the property, there is one thing I find myself struggling with that I did … Continue reading Clean up: trees in the old garden
I'm really glad we were able to plug power back into the cat's house, when we couldn't do it through the sun room any more. Temperatures have dropped, and while we are reaching above freezing during the day, it's getting quite a bit colder overnight. Since it's too cold to continue with the clean up, … Continue reading Clean up: just a bit
I was very happy to see the battery charged up fast enough that I could use it again tonight. I quickly trimmed the poles I'd left earlier and moved them out, then got started. Both my daughters were able to join me this time, so I got to focus on cutting and trimming, while they … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw, out again!
It was a lovely day today, with the temperature at a glorious 3C/37F. With things still on track for our garden plans, I figured this was a good day to start some clean up and gather the materials that will be used to build trellises, etc. This meant giving our new baby chainsaw (otherwise known … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw’s first workout
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