Happy Birthday!!Today is my Bday so Hubby took me to lunch at a good restaurant that we weren't sure would reopen after last year. Excellent food! Yesterday I dipped 2 batches of beeswax candles (24/batch) so am feeling my right shoulder blade this morning. They smell sooo good. Wrong time of year, but needed to make more - will just be fewer to make come fall.
Today is windy, rainy, haily - will wait 5 min. and let you know what's next.
I have also found old pear trees. I used to metal detect around old house places I remembered from my childhood out hunting. Sometimes there was nothing left but part of a chimney... or an old pear tree was also a clue.After @ThePrincess We took a walk to the north end and on way back and planning where the chest and english walnuts will will be planted, The Princess spotted an old tree 50-60 foot tall that was flowering. After closer inspection it was actually 3 very old pear trees. We didn't even realize they were there.
Lol... you and me both. A friend told me more than once I was the most dangerous man alive with a can of spray paint... or a brush! I've always wondered if I hate painting because I'm bad at it or bad at it because I hate it?Have I mentioned how much I HATE painting???
Spent most of a rainy day in the shop. Wife bought a prefab chicken coop. It needed to be painted before assembly. So today was a coat of primer. I couldn't believe how much that wood sucked up. Gonna have to got tomorrow and buy another pint of primer and get some small brushes to get the close up work done.. Hopefully I can finish priming tomorrow and start painting for real next week.
Have I mentioned how much I HATE painting???
The wife hates it when I paint anything, she says that I use too much paint or my coats are too heavy, or I'm painting in the wrong direction, or ......Lol... you and me both. A friend told me more than once I was the most dangerous man alive with a can of spray paint... or a brush! I've always wondered if I hate painting because I'm bad at it or bad at it because I hate it? View attachment 63365 At the end of the day the result is the same!
Hand her the brush and walk away.The wife hates it when I paint anything, she says that I use too much paint or my coats are too heavy, or I'm painting in the wrong direction, or ......
It's funny, 5 years ago when I cut the rust out of the lower panels on my old truck I was able to paint and blend it so you couldn't tell where I had worked....
I guess it's just when my wife is watching that I screw-up the painting... wonder why that is?
That sounds great. Please share pictures once you have it setup and then running.Great day so far here. Just came home with a truckload of Living Wall Garden containers. The company ended back in the ‘80s, and the new owner wants an empty barn. Hundreds and hundreds available, all free. I was next to a guy getting his 5th truckload. I now will be able to grow easier in a smaller space, growing upwards. These stack, with a pole going through them. Game changer. Moffat, the designer, grew everything in them, from corn (on top) to cabbages and strawberries. Neat idea.
NM is now everyone over 16.Sonya123....where do you live? Asking because you mentioned you can get a shot because you are a farmer.
Around here, I learned that men don't typically paint. That's a woman's job, and so is doing laundry. Men widows don't even do their own laundry. One of their daughters will pick it up and do it for them.
Digging up an area for the strawberry bed area today, and maybe dragging some extra sand into the chicken runs. Four more roosters to kill this morning, and then my hens won't look so ragged. That'll be nine extra for the freezer. Dinner tonight at my cousins, so I'll be making something to bring.
So who's there with them? The janitors?Granddaughter was talking to her friend in NM that just was able to go back to school last week for the first time in person since March 2020. But the teachers aren't going in, the kids have to go in and work on their computer, just like at home. (Cibola HS). Maybe they all want High Schoolers to get the shot first.
At least it was electric fence and not barbed wire!Dads old craftsman LT3000 lawn tractor bit the dust earlier this year, exhaust valve stuck open. The motor is a 20hp OHV Briggs. I spent the last few days trying to find a replacement engine, hours of searching the internet. Through a lawn mower forum, I found a company up in Muncie IN named “Small Engine Warehouse”.
I doubted they had a replacement engine for a mower so old but called them this morning anyway. Surprise! they did. With shipping it’s $513, comes with everything needed but a muffler, have to use the old one from the other engine.
The other big news… dad is finally tired of broken-down fences and cows being out. I wanted to correct the situation 6months ago but stayed out of it. The business deal is between dad and my grtnephew. I let dad deal with him, besides, I’m known for being subtle as a brick.
Dad asked me to help this morning… I started with the chainsaw cutting saplings and vines off over grown fences. This afternoon I managed to wrap a 5ft piece of electric fence wire up in the chainsaw… took an hour to undo that mess. I got a lot done, 70ft of fence cleared off and another small section by the corral. Dad got a really good fence charger working again that I'd bought him. It’s not one of those pieces of junk solar fence chargers that boy has been using. Those stop working every time a puffy cloud goes over or there is a heavy dew.
Dad also got the pole saw ready for me to use tomorrow. I’ll start on a new section of fence with a tractor. It’s so badly over grown and poorly repaired it’s not worth trying to save. I’m going to wrap the fence with a chain and rip that whole section out with the tractor, posts and all. I’ll rebuild that section from scratch after I cut a bunch of tree limbs that are hanging too low.
Oh, got laundry in the wash. Too tired to cook so it's sandwich time...