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Odds and Ends

23 Feb

Well, there isn’t much blog worthy going on.  It’s just the same old same old…  I am still hauling water because the hydrant hasn’t thawed.

Myson getting a drink

I’m still picking up trash and filling the dumpster.  I swear I’ve thrown out twenty years of my teaching career, which has been hard.

Cutie. Apparently, I still have more twine to pick up.

There’s milking.  I’m not sure how much longer that will last because of the schedule they  are making me follow during parent-teacher conferences.



I’m still working hard to get Aurora her extra food.  We are so close to the end of winter, but I’m still afraid to be optimistic about everyone making it through.


I need Daylight Savings Time and spring break and warm weather and green grass and most of all, I need summer break from the off-farm job.

Confusing the Critters

27 Sep

We are finally mostly done with the roof, which takes us to the deck work.

My dad even came out and helped with some of the tearing apart. But my dog and cat were quite confused.



I can’t blame them.  It was mostly gone by the weekend.

out the front door

I think we’re all ready to have the construction done.  Then we don’t want any more storms.

A Perfect Day

29 Oct

Saturday was such a perfect day that I spent most of it working outside.  I finally got to move the pile of brush from where we took out the old yard fence.

I moved it to the garden to be burned.  Which means I had to shut Harley and the boys out of there.

Harley, Pluto (back) and Anubis

I had to bring the Ranger in for one very large root and tree.  Sky got his first Ranger ride.  I’m not sure that was smart, but I’m not sure which was more dangerous–having him beside me in the Ranger or running around like a lunatic while I was trying to drive.  By the way, I LOVE my new fence!


I also got the tomato cages all removed from the garden and hauled to the north shed.  That seemed to make sense since I want to put my garden up there next year.


I also did some other yard work and hauled a bunch of the mess from the old fence to the recycling dumpster.  If only I had another solid week of this perfect weather and I got to stay home for it, I might get caught up a little bit.