My daughter and I made a dump run today, and as we were unloading the back of the van, she noticed one of the access panels in the side of the van had fallen off. This is where the jack is stored. She popped the panel back on, and off we went. As we were … Continue reading Someone lost a shoe…
My older daughter just finished a whole bunch of quick commissions, and after sitting at the computer for so many hours, she really needed to get out and walk! So we headed out together, and wandered around beyond the outer yard, cutting through the old hay yard. I just had to share this photo of … Continue reading Situational blindness?
My older daughter and I went for a walk, and decided to head through the pasture, towards the plowed field. This was the route I took to check how much I could see of the fire from the night before, and I'm surprised I missed this. I may have been distracted by seeing a bald … Continue reading Another mystery
Yesterday evening, the girls decided to go out for a walk and headed out past the barn. They found this, among the trees. A squashed kettle. Among the trees. I have questions. How did it get squished like this? And why was it out there to get squished, in the first place? When I was … Continue reading I have questions about this.
With the warmer weather and longer days, the girls have been walking beyond the outer yard to check on things, such as the old gravel pit and pond areas. Sometimes, they bring things back. I believe these were found somewhere towards the old gravel pit. Dem bones look like they've been cut! The Re-Farmer
Over the past couple of months, we've been finding cats - usually Tissue - batting around something metallic sounding on the floor. On checking to see what was making the unusual sound, we have been finding all sorts of nails and screws! The cats (probably just Tissue, but we're not 100% sure) have been digging … Continue reading The things we find, and a whole new level of mystery!
Yes! I have a name for it! I remembered to ask my brother about the insanely heavy-for-it's-size object I'd dug out of the grass. He called it a worm drive. Inside are gears that convert the energy from high speed rotation into slow speed rotation with high power. I did some searches and found it … Continue reading We got a worm
Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 Today is supposed to be our last warmish day in quite some time, and we are very fortunate to have it. Just yesterday, a major system passed through. To the north of us, they had near blizzard conditions. To the south, it was rain instead of snow. Yet, there on … Continue reading Clean up and… there are no quick and easy jobs here!
Today, my goal was to board up at least one of the broken windows in our old pump shack. Which was not an easy job. (Photo heavy post ahead!) You see, in order to fix the window, I needed to be able to reach the window. In order to reach the window, I had to … Continue reading Clean Up and Winterizing: fixing the pump shack window
Little by little, I had been working my way towards the junk pile. With a litter of kittens living in it, it was not as high on the priority list. Still, I'd been clearing access to it, and had even gone digging into it to find scrap pieces of wood. The junk pile is actually … Continue reading Fall clean up: surprises in the junk pile