While doing my rounds this morning, I found a strange thing at the gate. The twine was caught around the lock and the caribiner, which usually hangs over one side of the gate, was hooked onto the chain link. Right off the bat, I knew this was NOT our vandal. If it were, there would … Continue reading At the gate, and after the rain
Part one. Okay, so the area in front of the outhouse is now safe to walk on. What about the inside? The very... colourful... inside. I'd asked my mother about all the paper in there. She told me she put them there to make it pretty. ... I... just don't know what to say about … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part two
Today is our only "cool" day before things start heating up again. Our high of the day was merely 25C/77F. We're going to have another few days hovering at or above 30C/86F, so I wanted to get some clean up done while it was still relatively pleasant out. I decided to clear things out to … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove junk pile
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