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
While tending the garden beds where we have the beets and carrots, I was looking into the area behind it. It had been part of the plan for this past summer to clean up further into there, and I was thinking of what I might still be able to manage this year, while we have … Continue reading Look what I found
Looking at the weather forecasts, it's looking more and more like our planned outdoor gathering with family to celebrate multiple birthdays and anniversaries is going to be an indoor celebration! So today, I focused on tidying up the Old Kitchen a bit more, so my mother, at least, can sit in it comfortably. Between the … Continue reading Clean up: progress on the old wood cookstove
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
Not too long ago, I wrote about my daughters installing a new kitchen faucet. One of the issues was, we have no shut off valves. There is one main shut off valve that shuts off water to the entire house. Today, that became a problem. One of my daughters had gone into the basement to … Continue reading Well, that sucks… and why is that there?
Last night, while heading out to do my evening rounds, I had a little surprise - a stinky friend coming out of the sun room! I wanted to use water from the rain barrel, but Stinky had other ideas! 😀 He is not, however, the furry friend I was alluding to in the title. While … Continue reading Furry friends, and making do
Well, today's trip into the city turned out to be decidedly unpleasant. We usually plan the order of stores we go to around whether or not we're getting fresh or frozen food. Which means Walmart is usually the first stop (after having breakfast or lunch somewhere) and Costco the last. Today, our first stop was … Continue reading Evening walkabout and… that makes six