Today, I finally was able to get working on the old dog houses, getting them ready for winter! 🙂 The first thing on the list was to take off the tarp I'd put over them temporarily, and take down the rope I'd used to hold it up. Since I was there anyway, I decided to … Continue reading Winterizing: the old dog houses
After a lovely surprise, finding my dear friend had sent us a heated water bowl for the outside cats, we later opened my husband's packages to see if the one he had ordered was in. It was. But it was not quite what I expected. It turned out to be about half the size of … Continue reading Not what I expected
My husband had some packages to pick up in today's mail, so I made a quick trip in to pick them up. I was expecting 2, maybe 3, boxes. There was 5! LOL The clerk helped me carry them to my van. 😀 When I got home, I was surprised to find my name on … Continue reading I have the best friends!
I had some daylight left, so I decided to see how far I could get on another thing on my to-do list before winter. Some clean up of the pile of larger wood, by the fire pit. We may not have been able to use the fire pit over the summer, due to fire bans … Continue reading Winterizing: wood for the fire pit
We got a slightly warmer day today - a whole 8C - that I took advantage of to work outside. I was able to rake up some grass clippings in front of the barn - the grass there gets so dense, it's hard for the mower to handle, and if the clippings get left behind, … Continue reading Winterizing progress: moving the trailer
We got one more area done for the winter today. The old basement window. We take advantage of the shelter over this window as a place to put the outside cat food containers, out of the rain. It isn't much shelter, but it at least keeps their food mostly dry. One of my plans for … Continue reading More winterizing
We were able to use all the chimney inserts that were piled behind the house, and even the last chimney block, while winterizing around the house. That meant I could finally clean up that area once and for all! This area has taken me two years to clean up. Here is what it was like … Continue reading Clean up: no more pile of stuff!
Today, things warmed up and got rather pleasant out there, so I took advantage of it to do the annual winterization around the house. The situation was quite different, last year! I was amused to look back at old posts and find we put the insulation around the house exactly a year ago today! Just … Continue reading Winterizing – and a blast from the past
Yesterday, after picking the crab apples, I had time to start working on the old dog houses, as part of our winterization plans for them. We were getting severe thunderstorm alerts and, looking at the weather radar, it looked like these ones were not going to miss us, so we rushed to get a bunch … Continue reading Prepping the old dog houses
While doing the rounds this morning, it was -25C (-13F), with a windchill of -32C! (-25F) out there! When I went into the sun room to give the cats their food and water, I found this. I thought, for a moment, that the light bulb might have burnt out, but nope. It got cold enough … Continue reading Baby, it’s cold outside!