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It stands to reason that as soon as we remove the roof of the shed for the rebuild and it rains for a week.. Almost constant drizzle with heavy rain.. Quite a bummer when you are midway through a job and are already looking for excuses not to have to work.

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All roofed in now… Needs the finishing touches (and roofing material)  and some outside reassembly of the metal cornering… Then on to further roof strengthing by way of excessive shelving..this shed is going to be a new storage paradise and not the mess it was in the past.

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.. All the rain is good for grapes too..and grass..which needs cutting if we can ever find the lawnmower.. Not a problem I ever intend on having again (unless someone comes out for a game of hide the lawnmower)!

 
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Posted by on July 26, 2015 in Construction

 

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Shed Roof Fix Part 1

Fixing the shed roof.. Or should I say building a new shed?

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The shed was created with thick gauge structure and sheeting connected.. So to fix the roof we needed to remove and rebuild the structure so we could put on a sturdier roof to  hold up better in heavy snow conditions. So many bolts..with all the moving of equipment outside we lost track of the drill bit so for 2 days we were ratcheting them off by hand.. Hot work with the heatwave on now

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.. I kept thinking of how deep the snow was 4 months ago and I was able to step up onto the back roof of the shed.. Crazy.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Construction

 

Tanglewood Fly Trappings

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A* sporting some of her summer fashion line.  A hat with a BLUE disposable cup attached and covered with enough tanglefoot (used usually to to ring the bottom of trees to prevent ant infestation) to coat the cup.  Disgusting but effective.

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Basically walk the perimeter of the property /area or wear all day.. Usually a couple of days of treatment clears up the deer flies for a couple of weeks

 
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Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Pests

 

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Luna Cycle

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7 days to mate then life is over… The Luna Moth does not even eat after it stops being a grub.. Crazy.  Beautiful too

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Construction

 

Ring(neck)ing in Summer

Well,  summer is here (and for the record December 25th was warmer than our first day of summer) but things are getting back to normal around here.. Thank heavens..

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.. And some other shots from a busy Spring of waiting for warmer weather

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Posted by on June 22, 2015 in Animals

 

Tall Beavers

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.. Some mighty tall beaver’s in the area.. Or some beaver activity when the snow was still high in spring.  Seems like so long ago now that the weather is nice.

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.. And a nice old wreck on a new path we discovered. It really amazes me how some of these cars got to their final resting places when I have a hard time just walking there

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2015 in Animals

 

Hummingbird Hiatus

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.. One or 2 hummingbirds are back after a long absence.. Funny,  they must not have got the email about the lack of flowers and nectar in the area. No shot of the elusive bugger.. Too early in the season to let me get close enough for a half decent shot.

And,  ever wonder why dandelions are so hard to dig out? A rare full pull(s):

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Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Construction

 

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