I had the last week off work, a start of summer vacation. Well not exactly what others may call vacation. Over the past month I had been accumulating a list of projects I needed to get done around the homestead. I actually started the list just so I would stop forgetting about what I needed to get done and get down to it.
The week started with more of a routine item, the cleaning out of the goat barn and the boys house.
I started with this project as I knew it was the one that was the most labor intensive, so if I waited until later in the week my body may already be sore.
The next day I found myself under the house replacing the dryer vent tube. Well it started with that and like other projects to come it turned into a rebuild the entire thing project.
I also too this week as an opportunity to rent a van and pick up our new pantry cabinet.
We are trying to add some lighter colors in the cabin because all the wood sometimes makes our place just feel dark.
Of course the mower blade broke loose again while mowing, so I had to reweld it.
I also borrowed a power washer to clean the pool area.
Defrosted the freezer.
A replace the wax ring on a toilet, turned into a replace the flange and three trips to Lowe’s project.
Noodles spent a bunch of the week napping and watching the woman’s World Cup.
And a couple time a day we would take walks.
All in all it was a very productive week off.
Our little brown fluff ball has become a brownish grey throw rug.
Noodles is about 10 months old now and becoming a very good boy.
Well fall is here on the homestead. I can tell that’s the case because as I sit here sipping my coffee, looking out the window I see a sea of leaves that need to be picked up.
We had over an inch of rain yesterday though, so yard work will have to wait a day or two as it is a mud pit out there in spots.
Noodles is at least looking like a homestead pooch at times.
My in-laws’ dog, Emma, came to stay for the weekend and Noodles loved it.
That was the one moment they stopped rough housing just long enough to get a photo together. All the others look like this.
Well I guess I should go cut some more fire wood. I see the lows will be in the 20s coming up. Have a great day world.
Good morning world. Just sitting here on Friday morning, sipping coffee, and waiting for hurricane Florence to bring the rain and wind. My storm prep is as done as it can be. My generator got a new fuel filter and although it is many years old, is running like butter. The chain saw has fresh gas and most importantly starts readily. A rear gutter downspout on the House has been….well let’s just call it fixed (sometimes you just have to make it work whatever it is).
Since I last wrote I finished the back stoop rebuild.
I also took Noodles to work with me last Saturday and found he has grown quite a bit. Here he is a several weeks ago.
And now last Saturday.
I hate to break it to him, but I think he may not fit the next time he comes to work.
I went grocery shopping for everyone before the storm arrives.
I leave you today with a photo I took this morning of our bitter melon vine which in this hot, humid weather looks great.
Stay safe to all of you in the path of Flo.
Well over 3 years was long enough for us and our house is now the home to a new puppy.
It was 2015 that our 13 year old shi-tzu Gizmo passed away. We made the decision to wait a while to get a new dog so we wouldn’t constantly compare them to our old pooch, who was a great dog.
We had been on a waiting list for almost 6 months waiting on our new pup, as we wanted one of several poodle cross breeds that wouldn’t cause allergy problems in our house.
So after a 6 hour trip to South Carolina let me introduce our new Newfypoo, Noodles.
He slept for almost 5 of the 6 hour trip home, instantly winning our hearts as we had somewhat dreaded the long car ride with a whining pup.
The goats and cats thus far are not fans, but I have found my new sports watching partner.
Compared to years ago with gizmo.
Have a great day world.