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Rocks Abound

I am not even sure if I can tell the difference between these 2 shots from these angles..
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..but A* and I have been moving (literally) tons of rocks of all sizes..we got small ones, bigs ones, thin ones, fat ones, heavy ones and light ones, dark ones and light ones, dirty ones and clean ones, chipped ones and scraped ones..basically we have a holy shitpile of rocks. Makes me wonder if we should have started the ‘land clearing’ with a title of ‘rock finding’..as that way we might be upset if we did not find the rocks..which we always do. The tractor does make easier work but it is still time consuming uncovering the rocks, piling the rocks, loading the rocks…actually the unloading is fairly easy and goes fast.
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Not much rain this spring as well..so the tractor has not been rutting up the ground and things are becoming more level..and less rocky! AdriAAAAAAn!

 

WHAT Happened to Cloud Based Storage?

.. I said that the dogs prefer warm April you cloud based jerkstore. Warm not storm. Went to bed with the noise of many spring peepers and woke up to this. So much for splitting perennials today.

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..and the dogs have been jumping in this stump for 20 years..much deeper than it used to be due to rotting.

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2016 in Construction

 

Dawgs

What better way to avoid work than experimenting with tablet photo options!

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Loki and Jango shots from early spring. They prefer warm April not 4 ft of snow April.

Also heard Spring Peepers on April 1st..that’s no prank either!

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in dogs

 

Garden Survivors

.. Put some spinach and lettuce in the garden today and we still had some surviving from last fall.. Along with some cilantro.. Thyme seems to always do fine and while it loses its color it stays the same size.

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Also put some spinach into one of the new garden beds and lettuce and spinach in the old raised boxes.  We eventually want to level off the current garden box area (fall) so we are setting up some temporary beds while we continue to clear and prep a bigger garden plot.  Each of the 2 new beds is equal to 4 of our raised beds.. The soil needs more work…

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.. And while the tractor does a great job of digging and smoothing things out but the big rocks still need to be moved out/stacked for when the soil dries out and we can bring in the tractor to move the rocks oit.. Last fall was a muddy mess after a while which we eventually got into half decent shape before winter.. I am avoiding driving on the wet clay during the spring..

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Posted by on March 27, 2016 in Gardening, landscaping

 

Seeing Things

sometimes you can become so used to seeing something in an unfinished state that you think of that as normal..normal means you don’t have to spend time on something…Well recently A* and I were looking around deciding what we needed to do…and saw some incomplete work..like the front door trim:

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..we walked by this for the last 5 years and seldom even thought about it as something which needed to be finished..well we spent the time today to finish off the work…finally.

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Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Construction

 

Lighter Lugging

Lugging wood is much easier thanks to the road implement and some chains. Fairly balmy temperatures make for a muddy working area..although last winter was a mess this year and the extra 2 months of mud have not been much fun either.
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We cut the trees off with 4 feet of trunk left on.. Saw some neat YouTube videos of pulling them out with a tractor with the stumps this length so we are gonna try it out in a year or so after the stump is dead.
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And a couple nice bonfires too..this one burned for 24 hours at this point.
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We also get a nice view of the treestand (we inherented) from our bedroom window.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Construction, hard labour

 

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April Weather

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Wow.. Nothing but warm weather for 2 weeks.. No snow now… But plenty of mud!  It was 13c here 2 days ago. Crazy weather.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Construction

 
 
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