Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Today at Our Place

Our garden.  We've got a few things growing well, but our garden site needs some serious amending before next year.

The cattle have eaten down our front pasture pretty well.  Crandon just opened up the back pasture for them.

Our puppy is growing!  He's about five months and I have been doing training classes with him for the past month.  It was a little crazy at first, but we are settling into routine a bit more now.

Crandon has the side of the house open for pest repairs.

The front shows more rot and water damage than we expected.

I've been busy working on the front yard.  Mostly pruning, weeding, dividing and transplanting, working with what is already here.  Last weekend we splurged and bought a few perennials to fill in.

Not really pretty yet, but I have a plan... :-)

Crandon built a simple fire ring in the front, too, which we have been using on a regular basis in the past couple of weeks.  We can burn up cuttings, and wood debris, and enjoy a family activity at the same time!

A summer highlight for the boys has been picking blackberries on every trip to and from the chicken coop everyday!

These boys are awaiting chicken processing day.

Another project that I'm working on, bit by bit.  This milk barn is slated for repair/paint/reroof before winter.  I'm scrubbing the outside with a wood cleaner, hoping it will help the paint adhere to this century-old redwood...

I love before and after pictures, so this one shows one side in process.  Hopefully it's obvious which side I've done!

This hen has decided to sit on a fake egg.  She's in for disappointment!

I have a few sets of pictures from the past couple of months that will hopefully appear soon, but at least I can show where we are at as of today. :-)