We had such a lovely day today, even with fairly high winds, that I couldn't resist going outside and doing a bit of clean up. This time, I decided to work in the old garden area. As we clean up around the property, there is one thing I find myself struggling with that I did … Continue reading Clean up: trees in the old garden
Lo and behold, I had an open day today! Which means I finally had the chance to do a bit of wood carving and test out the wood gouge I got a month ago. I had a particular piece of maple from clearing behind the pump shack that I wanted to use. After looking at … Continue reading Wood carving: testing the new gouge
With feeding the critters outside, I needed a good, sturdy scoop to hold the cat kibble, deer feed or bird seed. At first, we tried re-purposing the gallon plastic jugs from distilled water. They're basically the same that milk comes in. We would just cut the bottom off to form a scoop and, with the … Continue reading That’s convenient, and sooo tired!
One of the things I've been wanting to get done in the outer yard, was to clear some trees from what used to be a chicken coop, when I was a kid. Getting things done in the outer yard has now been pushed back another year, but the last wind storm we had left more … Continue reading Winterizing: clearing an old roof
Today was another hot one, which made it a good day to finally go into the basement and see what I could do with the various pieces of wood I've brought down there. Since getting my wood carving kit, I haven't had much chance to make things with it. I used the spoon blank it … Continue reading Maple spoon; an unexpected experiment
This evening, I headed back to the shed my brother and I patched up, so clean up the maple I had cut away to make it safer for him to get to the ladder. Normally, I would have just dragged the whole thing over to the still growing pile of wood we plan to have … Continue reading Stripped!
We have a provincial election coming up, with voting day on the same day we have a medical appointment for my husband in the city, so we are taking advantage of the advance polls being open right now. I'd already voted and had to go through the whole registration process a few days ago, so … Continue reading I thought this was cool!
With so many branches of all sizes fallen during the storm, I'm still picking up ones I've missed around the yard, along with new ones that have fallen since. While I have been staying away from working on the outer yard, I did notice a fairly large branch had fallen near the chain link fence, … Continue reading Still falling, still alive, and kitten news
Photo heavy post ahead. 😀 It's about 6 months later than we meant to have it done, but done it is! The trees are now clear from the power lines and the roof. I was really, really excited to see the chipper they brought in. Just look at that monster! I asked about it, and … Continue reading Tree work done!
They have gotten bigger.