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Skullduggery

…a gift from a friend..not that we are all that into skulls but I am not about to look a gift horse (skull) in the mouth! The clematis is in full bloom and everything looks great..that is until 3 days after the picture was taken ( I am time travelling via posts) we had a strong wind storm ( and now for something completely different) and between the lush greenery covering the trellis and the fact that after 5 years the wood at the bottom of the posts was rotting the trellis was blown down. Managed to save everything and quicly erect a short term solution but it will need to be addressed…coming in 2015!

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Posted by on September 18, 2014 in Construction

 

Winter move

Shifted some of the Pampas Grasses..and the coop now has a new feature where the door is always open ( thanks to wind )..and not to be a downer but this is an old post…the pampas grass does not make it through the summer of 2014.

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The Boler, nestled in for a long winters nap

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Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Construction

 

October 2013

..Winter is on the way (2013 winter not 2014..yeah confusing). Since we never really had grass ( and even now it is still coming in )  we always user a very labour intensive push mower..next year I get our power mower back which will mulch the leaves for extra nutrients for the grass…for now we need to rake.

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Lookout! A* warms her booties in the cool fall night

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..and our forsythia seems to be doing ok..not great but at least OK.

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Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Construction

 

Arthur Issues

Near misses with trees knocked down due to high winds…5 ft from the boler, 1 ft from my motorcycle..1 rhododendron lost and 2 emergency maple trees cut down 20 ft from the house due to tipping over and exposing the roots…it was scary when we realized the trees could tip on to the house and we needed to brave the elements to cut them down

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Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Construction

 

End of Spring Break

Sure…spring break was last month but We still have 3 trees to cut down…not to mention old and rotting wood bits to get rid of.

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one of our biggest trees is too close to the house, the other 2 trees are being used as an anchor to pull the tree away from the house using a winch and a tow line to creat tension

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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Construction

 

Who Dat?

Loki has a stalker.

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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Construction

 

Swamp Away

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One of the best ways to cross a swamp is to wait for copious amounts of snow followed by rain followed immediately by a deep extended cold. I am walking on top of about 3 ft of snow just like Legolas. Sucks when you break through but fun otherwise. WIth conditions like this bushwacking is much easier..probably due to the fact that you are walking over the bush instead of hacking and fighting your way through it!

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Construction

 
 
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