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
Soooo... a few things happened today. Long story short, we are still down to just one account. Long story long... First, we got a call from the tech guy, saying that he would be here between 1 and 3pm to see what's going on with our secondary internet account. Second, we got our ebill for … Continue reading Internet status
While we have been able to determine that the trees in the south yard are NOT the cause of our current internet problems, we did work on some additional pruning of the elm we'd worked on earlier. This is one of a couple of large branches we took down, that were growing into the lilac … Continue reading More large branch pruning
With this being our first attempt to do any gardening since we've moved back to my family farm, we are learning quite a lot. One of those things is, there are a lot more rocks in the old garden than I remember as a kid! I had broken up some of the hillier parts that … Continue reading Garden stuff update, and shortened term plans
In my last post, I mentioned how we were having connectivity troubles with our satellite internet, due to heave foliage. It's very windy today. Since we switched cables on accounts, we've had constant interruptions in service, to the point that my daughter was having difficulties working. I'd gone outside to use up more of the … Continue reading Just a bit of a prune…
Today, I had a chance to work on cleaning up one of the areas around where we are planning to build a cordwood outhouse. Here is how it looked, when we left off last. Basically, I'd managed to clear around an old tree stump, and not much else, before being driven indoors by the heat. … Continue reading Clean up: more progress
I headed out to see how much I could do for clean up, before the weather drove me indoors. This is the area we decided we will put the outhouse we are planning to make as a cordwood practice building. The double ended arrow is a dead spruce that will need to come down, before … Continue reading Clean up: very little progress, but gosh, that’s cute!
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!
While doing my evening rounds today, I decided to take a look at the building that we had used as a chicken coop, when I was a kid. Since we first moved here, the roof/attic has been slowly settling downwards by noticeable amounts. The board you see me puling away from the wall used to … Continue reading Future plans; checking out the old chicken coop
My daughter and I went into the shed to get the door I was thinking of using to replace the broken door on the sun room. The replacement door is in pretty good shape, and even has complete hinges attached, so we took the old door off, hinges and all. We did not, however, replace … Continue reading Nooooot quite!