String Art Birthday

A* does not really read our blog as much since we don’t post as much as we used to..which is all fine..Saw some neat string art ( and I also did a planetary string art project for Cubs when I was 9 ( which I hated doing )) and I thought it would be a nice keepsake of Nova ( a passed on dog of ours).

Not really overly complicated. I did an outline along the edges of a cheap charcuterie board with nails..every 1/2 inch oor so, enlarged a silhouette I made from a photo of Nova, printed it out then taped it to the board. Then I went around the outline of the silhouette with nails every 1/2 inch too. The complicated bit was the actual stringing…took a couple of goes at it but was fun anyway..Hopefully A* likes her birthday gift ( and does not visit the blog in the meantime too!). Miss you Nova..and Jango!

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Posted by on June 17, 2017 in Construction, dogs, fun


A Small Update

..we are not doing that much new stuff…and I hate repeating and overly redundant posts.. so I avoid posting but there was some fun stuff and beautiful sights to take a look if you want!!

..I hate repeating myself and I never do it..hope you enjoyed the bears, hawks, shrubs, lady slippers, Loki and our future apple orchard ( the seedlings ( yes I know the apples will not grow true ))!!

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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in dogs, Pets, trees, water, Wildlife


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 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.

IMG_1003IMG_1008..and looks like Burt-T is making a return too..haven’t seen her all winter!IMG_1016


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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in Construction


Unlucky 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 it really is nice walking weather!

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Construction



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!

Another snow day..2 in 1 week! NICE!

( 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!!)


..a 3rd snow seems excessive


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



OK, we learned out 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 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