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Spreading Seeds

With fall in the early stages and A* and I with grass seed (from 2 years ago) we needed to double down. We were not even sure if the seed was still good..the land is not perfectly flat, free from (all) rocks ( but most of the fist sized and larger were removed) or truly finalized as far as planning was concerned…but we have an area cleared and so we decided to make an attempt and see if the seed was still good and would grow.

We did not seed a 10-15 ft tractor path near the woods/areas we are still going to be working on as we knew the tractor will be back and forth over the area so there was no sense in doing anything..but most of the rest got a liberal dousing of grass seed..And yes, we took a look at the weather to make sure that both cooler weather and rain were forecast..yep..fall is on the way we should have both in spades!

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..the old truck cap is our tractor ‘bits’ cover..when the backhoe is not in use it is always in the way..hopefully the grass grows around it..but then again when we need the backhoe again it is going to be torn up..but nothing ventured nothing gained.

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..if it does take mowing is not going to be fun..but it beats dirt!

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in dogs, landscaping

 

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Border Collie Run-Ins

…Jango is gone so nobody ( dog ) is around to tell Loki that she is better off not taking a run at 2 local border collies who live in a barn with horses..Becoming a space dog might help cement the memory in Loki’s 1/2 border collie brain!

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Truthfully it is mostly (the ghost of)Jangos fault as Loki learned to interact with these 2 via Jango’s usual method..charging in and seeing what happens. Loki has been great with all other dogs we meet in the park (without Jango) but both of these groups learned early on that they did not get along..hopefully I can change this as the 2 dogs in question are actually quite nice and friendly.

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2016 in dogs

 

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End of the Jangozotoic Era

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13 years with the old boy..never easy watching a dogs health rapidly decline but he had a great life..He was a terror to garbage cans everywhere but he will be missed. Now Jango gets to rest peacefully beside Nova for evermore. Good luck Jango and hopefully heaven is full of unsecured meat trimming filled garbage cans.

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2016 in dogs

 

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What better way to avoid work than experimenting with tablet photo options!

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Loki and Jango shots from early spring. They prefer warm April not 4 ft of snow April.

Also heard Spring Peepers on April 1st..that’s no prank either!

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in dogs

 

Sure Signs of Improvement

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It is easy to tell that the weather is improving.. Loki in her usual warm weather sleeping area between bouts of squirrel patrols. 

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Animals, dogs

 

Just Quillin’

Loki happened upon a roving porcupine and got 5 quills in her face. We removed 4 with no major issues and thought we got them all ( we are getting a little familiar with quills and detecting them) Loki was a little swelled up and then a couple of days later I noticed a quill around 2 inches from the outside of her eye..it appeared to be moving back toward her ear but it was under the skin..A* was in bed so I left it for the night. The next day it had moved 2 inches and had somehow done a C movement and was now positioned a half inch above her eye and moving directly toward her eyeball under the skin. We got Loki into emergency and got the quill out before it took her eye. Scary. She is fine. Even having experienced quills before the amount of movement in the quill over such a short time was astonishing..and not in a normal line as I would have expected.

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Filled up our 30 outdoor pots in preparation of last frost…

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Loki was fairly sleepy on the first day back…but by day 2 she was back to normal with a new houseguest.

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Construction, dogs

 

Making Room for Cabinets

Oops..this time it was my fault for not having write-ups..I was away at the Big Brother Canada season finale..everyone needs a vice and I am a huge fan of Big Brother..the TV show. Don’t judge! hehe..

Anyway..in preparation of putting in the new kitchen we had to take away part of the old kitchen..the closet which we made..very poorly too.

Pre-Demo:

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….and heeeeeere’s A*!

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We have seen ‘The Shining’ too many times not to set up this shot. Classic.

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..and heeeeeeers’s Jango!

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So, the closet is now gone..onto flooring and fixing the wall..not in that order though.

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Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Construction, dogs