Often I lament the shorter days, but there is something to be said for enjoying the crisp autumn nights.
Boundary Lines, Surveying for future plantings
According to the deed we’ve got just under 1 acre of land. However last year I wasn’t able to find any of the steel boundary markers. Using the survey and a metal detector last year I turned up nothing, all I knew was the 1 marker on the southern border that is visible above ground. However I was pretty certain our neighbors are encroaching 10-15 feet on the North East Corner. I’m playing with ideas for Asparagus beds and other plantings so today was the day to final settle where the boundaries are once and for all. So with Survey, Measuring Tape, Metal Detector, Stakes and August (my assistant) its…
The joy of simple things in life. Chasing wind tossed petals in the courtyard.
Living in a Snow Globe
Weather in Central New York is always a bit unpredictable.
Chicks are a Roosting
The chicks sure are roosting a lot. The Plymouth Rocks are always on top of the box, the reds seem pretty content to hang out below but are starting to jump up to the roosting bars we put in at varying heights. Another 2 weeks in the house before we move them out to the screened 3 season porch.
Painting with August
One of my favorite parts of Spring is all the random projects out and around the yard. What’s even better is having a little helper to keep you company. Painting should be fun right? Now we’re also one step closer to having the berry bushes protected from the deer.
Impatiently waiting for Spring…
So spring has arrived and we’re still covered in snow. Normally I wouldn’t mind but I’m excited to get out and do some yard work. Looking forward to reworking the mulch building some raised garden beds and various Trellises and boxes. Not to mention curious how the blueberries fared from the last storm that buried them. Almost lost a cherry bush that was plastered to the ground but luckily it didn’t snap under the stress. The chickens seem to be impatient too standing at the door of the coop waiting for us to open it for them. They seem content to pick through the straw but definitely want to range.
An Office with a View
Working Remotely has a lot of benefits. Being able to work outdoors and enjoy the view of your own little piece of the world is definitely one of them.
Father’s Day is Project Day
Nothing like spending Father’s Day with the kids. This year we took it up a notch by patching together some outdoor fun. The swing and standing swing were pretty simple as we had rope and odd ends of wood floating around from previous projects around the house. Lionel accompanied me on a short trip to the hardware store so we could build the ladder. The misses and neighbors say watching the kids on it makes them nervous but they love it.
A Toad !
The kids found a toad in the yard today, everything is new and exciting when viewed through the eyes of children. They wanted to keep him but we decided to let him be after a short “discussion”.