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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

 

Tractor Play Areas

..ok, lets see how the old Almanac does this year for its predictions on storms and weather. The first real snowstorm always looks so nice..

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and A* and I have a tractor play area..last year it was stumps and piles of dirt..but after a spring, summer and fall of small moving jobs with the tractor the area is actually fairly level..too bad the land isn’t even ours but the owner appreciated our moving the piles of dumped dirt/stumps and leveling the area. More work to do but behind those stumps covered in snow is a massive pile of manure..maybe next year the area will be more grassy ( if the owner lets me spread the manure everywhere it is level that is).

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Construction

 

Mmmm…that is Smooth!

..no, not the driveway, or the road to the driveway. or the road to the road…but it is the road to the road to the driveway! The area has never been paved and in the spring and parts of the winter it is a potholed mess of a disaster..I am sure the local mechanics are not happy about the paving job but everyone else who has to use it is loving it!

2016-11-22

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2016 in Construction