Exterior House Work, House and Acreage Restoration

The Owl Whisperer

Tyler can speak to owls. But more on that in a minute.

The shed has been receiving a major facelift.

Working on the ever-important facia (I think?).

With winter fast approaching, although we’ve had quite the weather reprise the last couple of weeks, getting the shed waterproof is of high importance.

Firstly, it is home to the tractor…fitted up with a plow and ready to dig us out of many blizzards to come.  Continue reading “The Owl Whisperer”

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House and Acreage Restoration

Another Season 

A friend walking with Gus.

Well folks there is at least a plan. As the fella tries hurriedly to finish the leaning building, heretofore known as the tractor garage, the plans to return to working on the actual house are at least being discussed. These include, but are not limited to: Continue reading “Another Season “

Gardening

The Way of the Universe 

Five zucchini plants, trying their darnedest to survive the heat and flower.

One day last week, as the sweat rolled down into my eyes as I was trying to count the remaining sweet corn in the latest row I was weeding, I sat up exasperated. There were two. There were two surviving corn plants in a row of twelve. TWO.

I looked around me at the very black soil and sighed. Of the five rows of sweet corn, only about a dozen ears had germinated and were growing.  Continue reading “The Way of the Universe “

Gardening

2017 Garden Update I

I’m already dreading the weeds.
Y’all last year the weeds were such an obnoxious issue. And with mostly blank, black soil, those little bastards are poking through every day.

The nettles are awful. I’ve been killing them with Dawn dish soap and vinegar before pulling them to avoid being stung by their…well their…stinging nettles…whatever part it is that actually stings. But the wee little besties have still managed to get at me through garden gloves and dead leaves.  Continue reading “2017 Garden Update I”