A while back, I wrote about two areas we were considering building a permanent, accessible raised bed garden outside the inner yard, and asked for feedback. You can read about that here. While walking with my daughter this evening, it occurred to me, we could start in a very different location. I hadn't considered this … Continue reading Gardening beyond the inner yard: potential location changes, and fence plans
While doing my evening rounds, I figured it was time to get a recent photo of our found object "art" display. 😉 The table itself was dragged out from under a fallen tree while clearing the edge of the spruce grove. We weren't able to get at it until the old wood pile was cleaned … Continue reading Stuff we’ve found, and things to fix
After all the snowmelt yesterday, we had ourselves a few skating rinks around the yard! The ice wasn't quite thick enough to hold my weight as I did my rounds. Boy am I glad I found those rubber boots. Even if I had to cut the tops. Wider would have been nice, too, but at … Continue reading Drainage
While doing my morning rounds and starting along the path to the trail cam, I immediately noticed something odd about one of the fence wires. It's hard to see in the photo, but one of the wires is all bent out of shape. On the wire below, I could see why. A couple of barbs … Continue reading Tufts
Last year, before it finally got too cold to work on cleaning and clearing the trees, I did manage to get some areas on the south side of the spruce grove done. Just a bit by the garage, and more more by the gate. One of my goals for the day was to finally start … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, south fence continued
While walking about the yard this morning, there are areas that I can see where the deer have gone. Along the edge of the spruce grove, there are now several areas like this. This patch is new. It wasn't there yesterday. At the end of the row of spruces, near the feeding station, there is … Continue reading Destructive deer!
Some time back, my older brother and his wife generously passed on items to me that used to belong to my brother's late MIL. Among them were outdoor LED Christmas lights, and a timer. Today... er... (glances at the time)... yesterday, I took them out to add to the stings of white lights we already … Continue reading New Lights… mostly
I replaced the old Christmas lights on the fence with the new indoor/outdoor LED lights yesterday, and left them on. Then I waited until full dark before checking on them. 🙂 At first, I didn't think I'd be able to get any photos, then remembered that I have a "pro" setting on my phone that … Continue reading New Lights
I had sent photos of the clean up I had done yesterday, to my family. When my brother was out here, working on the tractor, he went into the barn to look around, and found something to use to replace the plastic jug I'd put over the outlet on the fence post. It worked. I'll … Continue reading Well, that was faster than I expected
Though we had a trip into town for another medical appointment and some errands (since we were there, anyhow!) in the late morning, I decided I needed to finish clearing the fence line in the spruce grove today. My siblings and I are working things out in regards to checking on our mother over the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, fence line, reaching the gate!