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.
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
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?
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
While doing my morning rounds, I decided to go into a couple of the sheds and look around. The first one is among those that is falling apart and really needs to be torn down. There are many holes in the roof, so the dirt floor is quite wet and muddy inside. We would need … Continue reading Taking “finding strange things” to a whole new level
The girls and I were able to get quite a lot of progress in the new part basement yesterday, and I was able to get into a particular area of concern today. Here is our progress from yesterday. The biggest progress isn't even visible. We were able to get all the cans of paint and … Continue reading Clean up progress, and that’s kinda horrifying