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Monday, October 19, 2009

Chores on a Beautiful Fall Weekend

I want to thank everyone who listened to my rant in the last post. It made me feel much better! Thank you also for the wonderful, supportive comments that you left. We really appreciate your thoughts and concerns. Phone calls will be made, research will be done and I'll keep you posted about where this is going.

We have faith that this view will remain as it is.

Thank you again for your support.


My Man kept himself busy this weekend with splitting and stacking 4 cords of wood. We're very thankful that we have use of a splitter from a friend. Juniper is wonderful to burn, but it's a bugger to split by hand.

I heard the loud hum of the splitter all day Saturday as
My Man worked at making little pieces out of big pieces.

He's just about got it whipped...or should I say that
the Juniper whipped him...he was one tired pup last night.

It sure feels good to have wood in the shed
and hay in the barn...we're ready for winter!

I finally got the dog houses painted. The last touch will
be the lath edges going around the red.
They say it means prosperity...I want my dogs
to prosper...even if we don't!

The chicken coop got it's paint too...My Man thinks
I over did the red...he's probably right.
But, I think we can call the Girls the "Jail Bird Girls" now!

Three of the Girls tried to commit suicide yesterday by going into the pasture where the hill horses and burros are. Coyote didn't like them and tried to stomp them. Thank goodness there are no pics of me herding chickens back into the yard...that would be totally embarrassing for a cowgirl~LOL!

There's plenty more to do yet...

There are plenty of leaves to be mowed...
yep...I just use the mower and bag them up!

Enjoy your Fall days~~



lisa said...

We did the same thing this weekend! The hubby did the cutting the logs into little logs then the girls did the splitting with the wood splitter and you bet it is alot easier to use that than by hand! We have an out door wood stove that heats the whole house and the hot water, so it can take alot of wood! We do the same thing, get the lawn mower out and bag those leaves! Take care!

Mikey said...

That's a ton of wood! Good job hubby!! Love all the painting too, lol, it must be in the air...

Kathleen Coy said...

Yes! Keep us posted, I'm sending you good thoughts...

Shirley said...

Bet that juniper wood smells lovely... I sure hope we can get a wood stove installed before winter. I grew up with wood heat, and there is nothing like it.

Janice said...

Busy Busy. You look like your ready for whats coming.

Christina said...

I love to see the pictures of your ranch the land is so beautiful!

mugwump said...

I wonder if it's possible to work chickens on a horse.
If you had a small eough pen (round or square) to cover with chicken wire there might be a way to work the little buggers.
I guess it would make the meat tough.

Paty Jager said...

Looked like you had a good weekend!

Linda said...

Good job...................when can I borrow him:)

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