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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Stain and Sand Baseboards

..not neccesscarily in that order. A* put on her ‘Search for the Holy Grail’ peasant outfit and sands away at the extra wood we have..she did that after sanding and staining the cut baseboards from yesterday..progress..Some final cuts needed but I need the door trim up before that..and the door trim is somewhere in that mess of a shed! Drat!

..also our festive angel of mischief in a plum tuckered andjust so we would have a picture of a dog in a hat too, Jango dug into his costume chest for a Santa hat..(oops I put it in yesterdays post accidentally..I though the post seemed off yesterday!)

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Construction

 

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Baseboards..again.

I know we move slow but the snow will soon hit. Then I will say to myself ‘I really wish I did this before the snow hit’ as I dig out from under snow..so we took preventative action and measured and cut the baseboards. I should have done it earlier it was so easy…with the exception of the usual 2 wrong corner cuts. Stay tuned for part 2 with repeat appearances of sanding and staining..then attaching..by the time part 2 is up we will also be digging into snowbanks to do the work.

This was also the first time the flash would not work on my phone due to ‘..the flash feature cannot be activated due to being too cold.’-error message on my phone. High tech..hopefully the camera does not develop an error message for ‘..the flash feature cannot be activated due to target being too ugly.’-message..I would never get a picture taken of me (this is not A* posting! Hehe)

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Construction

 

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Paper Whites

A* has been attempting to grow paper whites ,inside. In winter. She told me about it when I noticed her pouring mu Jack Daniels into a vase. Apparently the 1/7 alcohol water combo stunts the growth of the flowers so they can grow without becomong too big..looks like it is working so far. Neat..but I feel like a heathen using a straw to drink out of this vase when I need to relax!

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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in Construction

 

Face Knaw

…Loki has now been with us 2 months. We were unsure for a time if Jango was going to adjust but once they learned to play nice with a chew toy with tug of war they became tight buddies. Now tug of war usually escalates into an hour long face biting session….both of them wagging their tails the whole time and loving it. Outside, inside, in the car..no time seems unappropriate for them..they settle down once told but I think they would do it all day long if we let them..we are working on only chewtoy as they constantly knock teeth playing but Loki knows how to get Jango going..she tugs of war until Jango wants it..steals it and runs until Jango wants it bad then throws it at him so he takes it and retreats to his dog beg..then she slinks up and exposes her face for Jango to knaw on as he defends his possession of the chewtoy..let the face knawing begin anew!

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Posted by on December 17, 2011 in dogs, fun

 

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3 Hour Swing

In temperature..not a swing like a tire swing. Trying to capture some info on my highly technical gear. Below 0 most of the day and we are still burning softwood..want to see the difference it makes on a similar weather day when burning hardwood. The pictures are 1st – hometime, 2nd – outside, 3rd – inside after 3 hours. The upper 3 are c and the lower are f ( for those (me included) who are f to c ignant. Yes I spelled ignorant wrong. Hehe.

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Posted by on December 16, 2011 in cookstove, heat

 

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Mountain Ash Upright

..finally got around to pegging in the mountain ash and securing it. Hoppy and gonzo were very interested as per usual..a sad time of year with everthing looking so dead…but next year this is going to look great! Although everything is dead it does not stop the fowl gang from troumcing through it all day long in search of a earlybird/seasonally confused moth.

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Fowl, trees

 

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Decorative Road Rock Flowerbed

…we put in a bunch of strawberries where my mother had no room in her yard. Everblooming variety. We put them with the other dug up strawberries at the end of the driveway so the deer or rabbits can eat them in peace next summer. Around the rest of the flowerbed we placed rocks that we dug up. A* poses with a monster we dragged up. We actually went down to the edge of the property line and got most of the bigger rocks out. With the freezing and thawing it was possible to get down enough between the rock and soil to begin wedging them out…in the summer I tried and none of them would budge.  Not sure about the berries in the picture..looked festive. Hehe

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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Gardening, hard labour

 

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