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March Trimming

..another March, another area cleared of most of the trees. We figure that we cut down about 4 cord of wood or so and cleared an area around 40×30 yards..it took 2 massive bonfires, a handful of painkillers ( we don’t bounce back like we used to!) a case of beer and 2 days worth of work.

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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Construction

 

Unluck Rabbit

Anyone see an unlucky rabbit around? Found an unlucky foot but not that rest…

..and with all the rain and warm weather our driveway is actually in pretty good shape..compared to the road that leads to our driveway. We work at keeping water from running down our driveway to stop things like this from happening ever againĀ ( cause we have been there and done that).but looks like the road needs some work ..water logged and water running down the middle of the road = tracks = more tracks = deeper tracks = deep mud. We would bring the tractor down to work on it but we don’t want to get stuck..plus it really is nice walking weather!

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Construction

 

We’re MELTING!

Warmer weather..and we welcome it..Still snowbanks but every little bit of melting helps..a nice end of Feb warm snap is just what the psyche needed to tell the truth!

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Construction

 

A Tale of 3 Snow Days..or 4.

Nice..a snow day, no school..Lets make a snowman!
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Another snow day..2 in 1 week! NICE!
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( it IS nice to have almost no snow on the roof thanks to the metal roof install during the summer though!..I would have been up there by now usually!!)

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..a 3rd snow day..wow seems excessive

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..oh crap, a 4th snow day in 7 days…DARG!

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OK, we learned out lesson..no more posts mentioning lack of snow. Good thing we have our tractor though..looks like snowshoe weather!

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Construction, snow

 

February is not so bad..except the cold and snow..

while February is no dream..it is rather nice that we are a month and a half further away from the longest days of the year. At least now the morning strolls are partially lit! Sure beats the dark doldrums of December!..and all on a freshly plowed driveway!

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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Construction

 

End of Jan Shots

..for those of you who are interested..I did have a ‘month long’ birdfeeder I made last year..it was too hard to refill..to the point where it was more of a pain in the ass to fill it then fill up the regular bird feeder every other day:

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..gosh I hope the snow holds off for 4 more months!

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..and some coyote scat on our loop..have not heard them very much over the month and there were not any tracks..not really shocking considering only places with no sun have any snow at all in the area.

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Posted by on January 29, 2017 in Animals, snow, Wildlife

 

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Winter Wood

..not that I want to curse things and get craploads of snow or anything..but it has been a fairly warm ( for the area ) and snow free winter so far. There, I said it. Let it be shown that in no way, shape or form am I complaining about the lack of both cold temperatures and ice based demondry ( aka snow). As a result the woodpile seems to be stacking up well against the elements..yes the pun was intended. We are roughly 1/2 way through the wood burning season and are nowhere near the 1/2 way point in wood usage..which might be a problem come end of wood burning season as we have plans for the area where the wood is actually stacked now ( not the picture, the rest of the wood bank on the side of the house)..but then again, I will take the warm(er) temperatures any day of the week..we can always move the unused pile to the new wood area further from the house.

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..and for the record there HAS been storms but followed by warmer weather and rain.

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in heat, snow