Monthly Archives: July 2014

Nothing Earth Shattering

Great title hey? The last week or so hasn’t given me any time for bigger projects so I am still plugging away at the little stuff, mostly organizing and getting settled. Having a baby less than two weeks after moving … Continue reading

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Back to Round Bales

A quick recap: originally a cattle farmer not far from us was going to bale our fields. He was going to make them into round bales and was going to leave me a couple for my sheep this winter. Apparently … Continue reading

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RCAF Fitness Plan

  There was an article today on Yahoo that talked about how Helen Mirren stays fit.  She uses a program that was developed in the 1950’s by a man named Bill Orban.  It is a simple workout that requires no … Continue reading

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Preparing for Baling, and Shimming Gates

The last couple years we have had someone take the hay off our property. It saved us from having to cut it. This year, I have animals that will need hay over the winter so instead of free hay I … Continue reading

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Saving Water

I had mentioned in a previous post that I had put a 55 gallon drum with the top cut off under the eaves of the barn to catch water. I was worried about mosquitos using it to lay eggs so … Continue reading

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Screen Saver

The bedroom window closest to me when we sleep has had a small hole in the screen since we moved into the house. The hole has gotten increasingly larger as our two year old daughter likes to “test” the hole by … Continue reading

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Snakes and Straw Bales

So I was moving some things around this morning by the pile of straw bales that I had set up as a backstop for my archery target and I noticed some movement. I just caught the tail end of what … Continue reading

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Little Things

We have been so busy over the past few days that I haven’t been able to find a large chunk of time to work on bigger projects. So I have been working on smaller ones. Things like putting shelves together … Continue reading

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Can’t Sleep

Our neighbor called this afternoon to let me know that she had seen what appeared to be a large coyote coming from my property towards hers.  I wasn’t home at the time, but when I got home all was well. … Continue reading

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Toilets are Important, and a Ram Update

That should go without saying right?  Well the storm we had last week knocked our power out, and if you have a well and no power, you have no water.  I had gallons of drinking water stored, so that wasn’t … Continue reading

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