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Ready to Remove Stumps

Some old shots of the summer in the same area..it is hard to actually believe the trees and other things were green!
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..and a last week.
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Then onto our last burn for the area! Yes! ..now only 2 more areas to burn!

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…so all ready to remove the stumps..sometime. this is basically the 3rd are we have cleared in preparation for getting a backhoe in to do some work..we were hoping to get a garden in this year…but then the weather changed..again:

image..and after 10cm of snow we were not thinking about gardening anymore..we were crying, hehe

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Posted by on April 10, 2012 in Construction, Gardening

 

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Level a Slab of Wood

Continuing the corner table project.

..this is going to take some time. Went at it for 1/2 hour or so with the power hand planer with some success…but it will need many more passes before it is ready to mount as a corner table. I would have spent more time at it but my back was screaming at me to stop!..I might need to alter the setup to make it higher. Plus the cable table is starting to succumb to the elements so getting it level does not mean much when it is flopping around..hard to truly get level that way!

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Posted by on April 1, 2012 in Construction

 

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In No Particular Order

..starting to feel better after 3 weeks of being sick and miserable. Away on vacation and some R and R was just what the doctor ordered!..nice to get away and visit A*s parents and family, catch a hockey game as well as eat excessive amounts of food, shop and get some kitchen ideas for our summer projects..but the best thing was getting better cause I was a disaster and was starting to think I would never get better..it was also a Christmas miracle we got everything into our luggage for the flight home! Hehe

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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in Construction, entertainment, food, fun

 

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Comparisons are never fair..

Spent the night at my sisters place last night..5 months ago she got a woodstove installed..wow it is a beauty. It can take some massive logs too which is really nice. We love the cookstove but not having to feed the stove constantly is nice..plus we need to resplit most log pieces to get them into our little cookstove..and this stove PUMPS out the heat as well..shocking really. I have woodstove envy now. image

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in heat

 

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Vacation Season

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We’ve doubled down on dawgs..some of our friends and family are away down south so we get to dog-sit. Around the house reading and the dogs kept barking at a noise that sounded like someone knocking on a distant door..so we went out to investigate..

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(..and talk abot copying posts..shim farm had this earlier in the week )..turned out to be a Pleated-Woodpecker. He was flitting from dead tree to dead tree and spending 5 minutes ravaging each. Those guys are BIG..and powerful..2-3 times the size of a regular woodpecker. I had seen one fly over last summer but this was the first chance I got to see one in action. Amazing but it would not let me get close enough for a shot with my camera/phone.

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..and I was taking a look at the deer-hunting stand..needs work ( and I need to close it off my todo list before winter ends) but it was a little too icy and slippery to be up that high..so it will have to wait for a warmer day!

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Animals, Construction

 

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New Google Maps Progress

Looks like there has been some updating on google maps. This looks like it was taken a couple of months ago..like December based on the junk in the yard..no much so it must have been after we did all the trim work as the wood was stored out front and the pile was big enough it would have stood out. I need to dig up an old version of the overhead shot but it really is amazing the changes over the last 4 years. The red dots are our place and the other is the spot @ the stillwater where Loki broke through the ice last month..I was going to do a bunch of dotted places but then realized there were only 2 spots of importance. Even this map is now outdated as they have begun clearning and foundation work on 2 more properties on the road in! ( the road with the developed properties on it, the other ‘road’ is the old rough road we used for year 1..the road which houses the crevasses from posts last week! Hehe)

..we were the first dwelling on the road..development is encroaching

..I think I am standing in front..and you can sorta see the Canada flag on the shed..nice

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Construction, fun

 

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A New Speed Record!

Wow, that is FAST…a new land-speed record on the homestead..5E/D. These hens might need more aerodynamic outfits if we hope to get up to 7 eggs per day speeds.image

Ah..feb slack-off is coming to an end..gotta get some stuff done before spring.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Fowl

 

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