Category Archives: Yard Work

Lost Arts

Technology is a wonderful way to discover lost arts, for example, how to make a thatched shelter, how to make wooden pegs for timber framing and how to make charcoal.  This last one appealed to me particularly as it is … Continue reading

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Matching wits with chickuns

Chickens are crafty birds, they just seem to be always looking for cheeky mischief.

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Still Alive!

This July marks the end of our fifth year here.  Lately lots of people here have been asking why the house is not finished yet.  I thought I would follow my usual answer (it will never be finished) with this … Continue reading

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Death of a Tree

Well, our favorite Chestnut tree has fallen.  It came down in the night just after Christmas.

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Railing Work

I have this habit of starting a project before I’ve finished the last one.

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A Bloggin’ Family….

Lately, it’s been pretty nice outside & I’ve been taking every opportunity to get out & continue working on the garden.  I think it’s looking quite good, although every time I finish mowing the lawn, I have to start all over … Continue reading

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Gardens and Taxes

The warm weather has finally arrived.  While we did not have the ice and snow that Canada had, the temperatures here have been really cool (down to 3 and 4 at night) and it has been really wet. This time … Continue reading

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The Power of Water

You can say all you like about how we try to “manage” Mother Nature, but sometimes you realize that she has a few tricks up her sleeve. As you know, we have a small river that surrounds our property.  See … Continue reading

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Job Update

Well, the short update is that nothing is done yet. We get asked a lot about the “timeline” of work and when will the house be done. I still haven’t come up with a concrete answer to that, but I … Continue reading

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A Hidden Water Feature Unearthed

It has been raining here almost everyday since the beginning of April – not all day, but rain at least once or twice during the day.  With the nicer weather this past week, I have turned my attentions to the … Continue reading

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