Oh, what fun! I got the chipper assembled, and we've tested it out. Here's how it went. This is after lifting the box off, and removing the bubble wrap around that biggest chute. It was deep in that chute, under other stuff, that I found the instruction booklet. Which included detailed instructions on how to … Continue reading First day with the chipper!
I am so excited!!! Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, and WOW! do I have a wonderful gift to be excited for! A few days ago, I wrote about a proposal I'd made to my mother. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a garden shed we do not yet have a prepared space for, I suggested … Continue reading Feeling chipper today!
With today's expected heat, I was out in the garden by 6am, and ended up staying out there for almost 3 hours, watering and weeding. The watering was started after replacing the connectors on three hoses. I'm a goof, but it did work. When I bought the connector repair sets, I got what was left … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: we have silk! and loving the new tool
Yesterday, a couple of our hoses sprang a leak. I still used them this morning, to do the morning watering. I took advantage of the leak whenever I could, and placed it where it would at least water something! The water is spraying out of both hose ends. Where the hose is attached to the … Continue reading New “toys” and things to repair
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
Another day where some things went to plan, and others... not so much! But that's not always a bad thing. 🙂 While today wasn't as warm as yesterday, we were still very mild. For the first time in ages, there was no ice at all on the cats' water bowls! Things are very messy out … Continue reading We have a “baby”!
I wasn't expecting to do another post today - and certainly not another garden post - but I just had to! I've had two awesome things happen since my last post. One is that I got an email confirming our back ordered seeds from Veseys has just been shipped! It's only two packets of seeds; … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: one last surprise! (updated)
It has been a rather productive afternoon! The first order of business was to test out my new tool on the sun room door frame. I had gone into town to look at mini planers, but while perusing my options, I chose this tool, instead. It's a shaver. The shaving plate looks rather like a … Continue reading Progress: sun room door frame, and bird feeder support post
With having to use a wheelbarrow to haul things from the basement to the barn, one of the things I really wanted to do this pay period was pick up a utility wagon of some kind. Yesterday, at Costco, I found one. Today, I got to break it in! Ideally, I would have picked up … Continue reading Testing it out: new folding wagon
After bringing my mother home from the hospital yesterday (I called her this morning and she is doing well today, and did not have any episodes during the night), I'd gone to the hardware store in her town to pick up the paint we needed to finish the replacement door for the sun room. I … Continue reading My new toy