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?
Finally. FINALLY!!!! I got some clean up started today! The area I planned to work on stays shaded for a while, which allowed me to work later into the day than otherwise. Dragging the bigger trees I cleared to one of the wood piles outside the yard really showed me what a difference that made! … Continue reading Clean Up: spruce grove, west perimeter
For the first time, I got an automated call on our land line, with a storm warning. Looking at the radar, it still looks like the brunt of it will miss us - a town to the north of us looks like it's going to be hit hard. Most of the warnings are for the … Continue reading Current Conditions
Today, I finally had both the time and the weather conditions to work on the south fence line of the spruce grove (there there aren't actually any spruces left...). So, while waiting for the freshly washed gates to dry, I brought out the weed trimmer, my new reciprocating saw, and a whole lot of extension … Continue reading Clean up: south fence path progress, and finding flowers
Last year, before it finally got too cold to work on cleaning and clearing the trees, I did manage to get some areas on the south side of the spruce grove done. Just a bit by the garage, and more more by the gate. One of my goals for the day was to finally start … Continue reading Clean up: spruce grove, south fence continued
Things have been rather hectic the past couple of days, to the point that I even missed yesterday's critter of the day photo - I ended up driving my mother to the emergency and staying with her until she got the all clear to go home. She is fine, but she was scared about some … Continue reading Clear
Photo heavy post ahead. 😀 It's about 6 months later than we meant to have it done, but done it is! The trees are now clear from the power lines and the roof. I was really, really excited to see the chipper they brought in. Just look at that monster! I asked about it, and … Continue reading Tree work done!
Oh, while a wild and windy day today! I don't know if we got any of the predicted snow flurries last night, but there certainly was plenty of blowing snow on the highway this morning! I did my rounds after driving my daughter to work, and found a few things. The floor in the sun … Continue reading Roof status
Usually, when I do my morning rounds, I stick to the inner yard and the garage. Every now and then, though, I go farther afield and check on the septic field and the sheds in the outer yard. Today was one of those days, and it took me past the old Farm Hand tractor that's … Continue reading Abandoned
Ah, what a day! When I headed into town to pick up prescriptions and allergy medications, it was snowing, but fairly lightly. It picked up a bit while I was out and about, but not too dramatically. Then I got a text from my husband. The power went out at home. Driving back through our … Continue reading Give it a shake