Well, that didn't take much at all! With the help of my younger daughter, we got the shut off valve installed on the hot water pipe. Ha! Just kidding. My daughter did all the work. I took pictures and passed her things. The first thing we needed to do was take off the "clamps" holding … Continue reading Shut off valve installed!
Part one. Okay, so the area in front of the outhouse is now safe to walk on. What about the inside? The very... colourful... inside. I'd asked my mother about all the paper in there. She told me she put them there to make it pretty. ... I... just don't know what to say about … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part two
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
One of the things we've done to protect some of our garden beds from the groundhogs and deer was to use mosquito netting as row covers. The edges were weighed down with whatever was handy; rocks, bricks, pieces of wood... that sort of thing. The beet bed near where the garlic had been planted has … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: fixing the beet bed, and last things
The first chance I got, I headed outside to take care of the bird feeders, starting with fixing the base of the big feeder. I was able to find some longer wood screws that weren't so long, they'd go through the wood I added to the base. Hopefully, the 6 screws will now be enough … Continue reading Things fixed and things found
While doing my morning rounds, I checked the hole by the concrete stairs under the dining room door, and was happy to see the pieces of wood we used to block it looked undisturbed. When I was done my rounds, I started working on getting that filled in, which meant I needed rocks. Since we … Continue reading Not as bad as I thought it would be
Oh, I am so glad I got that gazebo tent! Today, I finally started painting the kibble house. The temperatures were pretty warm. It is "only" 22C/70F as I write this, but after today, we're supposed to get hit with another heat wave over the next week, peaking at 34C/93F, so I'm glad to get … Continue reading Painting the kibble house: first coat
Well, for better or for worse, I've started working on the door hinges. This is intended to be a temporary fix, until we can replace the door and frame completely, but I have no idea when we'll be able to do that, so this patch job may need to last a while. The first thing … Continue reading Starting on the hinge fix
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!
I got a couple of bigger jobs done in preparation for winter. The smaller one was taking care of a window on one of the sheds. This is the one my brother and I had patched the roof of earlier in the year, and is one of the few sturdier sheds left. My original intention … Continue reading Winterizing: window fix