Despite a very foggy, moist start to the day, it dried up enough that I got to use my new toy; the push mower my awesome brother fixed for me. I love his work-around for the seized throttle cable. It's just a wire latch. Like this, it's in the on position and I can start … Continue reading Clean up: ditch view
Today we were able to head out and do some more aggressive yard work, and I am happy as a clam! I decided to start on an area in the South yard that we had already started to mulch with leaves in the fall. Here are the before pictures. This is the bed that runs … Continue reading Clean up: south yard, mulching first bed
Today, I finally was able to get outside and use the new electric snow blower around the house. I really wanted to get it done while the weather was still good; we're supposed to start getting cold again in a couple of days. Nothing like the bitter cold we had before, but enough that I … Continue reading Paths
It was such a beautiful day today - we hit 8C today - I couldn't resist! I started working on the spruce grove perimeter again. With the manual labour, the cooler temperatures are just perfect. Rather than start were I left off last time, I started near the outhouse and garage. I want to be … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, south side
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!
The chilly weather we've had for the past few days has really got me wanting to finish this fence line along the spruce grove! As long as I can clear to the driveway gate before winter, anything else is gravy! 🙂 I took a whole bunch of photos, so I'm splitting them into two posts … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove fence line, more progress, part one
Yes! I finally got to the area where the trees had fallen on the fence! What the area looked like before can be seen in this post. First, I got rid of part of the tree further into the grove, so I could drag things by. The next area actually had three fallen trees in … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove fence line, part 3
It's been a while, but today I was able to continue working on the perimeter of the spruce grove. I started off at the little maple I had stopped at, last time, and made it to the fence line. 😀 The last time I went through the area, looking ahead to what needed to be … Continue reading Clean up: Spruce grove perimeter, reaching the fence!
Another lovely day for yard work! The girls were awesome and hauled away what I took down yesterday, while I made a run into town to get the prescription refills that got missed yesterday. By the time I got back, they were just finishing, and I could get started! ❤ Before I started on the … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, further down the line
Yes!!! It is finally done! The maple grove/west yard trees are now finally cleared, trimmed and cleaned up. After this, there will just be the basic maintenance to be taken care of in this area for the rest of the year. Aside from maybe trimming the tall stumps, if we get a full size chainsaw … Continue reading Clean up: west yard trees – FINISHED!