It was a little bit cooler today, so I decided to do a bit of clean up around the spruce grove perimeter. Eventually, we want to clean out the junk pile, but it's got kittens in it, so I am just working my way towards it. Here is where I started working. All those thistles … Continue reading Clean up: working towards the junk pile, and… really??
One of the clean up goals that got shifted back a year, due to my husband's hospitalization and other issues last year, was to clear the spruce grove. Not all of it; parts of it will be left overgrown to shelter critters. I do want to get most of it cleared. This will be a … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove perimeter, by the Saskatoons
This morning, while doing my rounds, I was able to go further into the spruce grove, after checking the trail cam. Near the trail cam, I found a small poplar that was broken, and a few more broken branches. I also found that the asparagus have been completely denuded of their berries! Which reminds me; … Continue reading More storm damage
I managed a bit of work in the yard, during a break in the high winds we've been having for the past while. There were so many tiny branches and twigs fallen from the Chinese elm in front of the house, I needed to use a rake to pick them up. I also found this. … Continue reading Which one is next?
Between the high winds and rain we've been having recently, it's been a while since my rounds have included all the perimeter of the spruce grove. The predicted storms have, once again, passed us by - this time to the south - but we have been getting rain almost constantly for the last while. Which … Continue reading Two more down
We don't see Northern Flickers often, and we get photos of them even less often. This one was nice enough to hang out at the top of the dead spruce tree long enough for some photos.
Ah, what a perfect day to work outside! This morning, it was cool enough that I actually wore... *gasp* ...long sleeves! 😀 The goal was to move the debris pile from where I'm clearing in the old wood pile to the area behind the outhouse. Which meant I first had to clear around the outhouse. … Continue reading Clean up: around the outhouse and moving the debris pile
Today, I stayed in town for my daughter's short shift. One of the things I ended up doing while there was picking up a magnetic lifter. You know, the kind of thing you would use when you drop a screw and it rolls under a shelf. I wanted to try and see if it would … Continue reading So, this happened…
One of the things we found in the spruce grove was a bench made by nailing a board across 2 logs. It was left where it was, but while doing my rounds this morning, I noticed something missing... The board was off. I'm not sure what knocked it off. The outside cats did sometimes sit … Continue reading I’ll just move that…
I didn't get as much done cleaning up in the old wood pile as I'd hoped, but a little is better than none! This is most of the area I focused on today. I got more old pallets out, and a bit more rotten wood. For the most part, it's too rotten to even pick … Continue reading Clean Up: old wood pile area, a bit of progress