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Clearing a Path

..well in order to clear all of the stumps we need to remove the stumps and also find a place to put all of the stumps..so the first step is to clear away a path so we can move the stumps where they can be used for somethign useful..such as a hill ( which is on the other side of the property).

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The idea is to clear a complete loop through the property so we can access all areas of the property while at the same time only pulling stumps which are in the way ( so we don’t have a bunch of stumps in the way while we work).

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So far it has been going well..we did need to create some road rather than digging down in some places ( due to wild undulations of the land) but the new tractor is making quick(er) work of things!

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Posted by on August 25, 2015 in Construction

 

Now Snow Implement

Well, winter has been rough and we want to keep our snowshoes in optimal shape so we bought a used tractor (and some rough implements).  Should be handy for a couple of more things too!

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.. Also works well on creating parking spaces!

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Posted by on August 23, 2015 in Construction

 

Shed Progressions

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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

 
 
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