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Brrrr

This morning it was 30 degrees F. Brrrrr! Somewhere in northern Wyoming I saw it was 3 degrees. Well….. 30 isn’t so bad.  After the sun climbed up into the sky the temperature rose.  Warm enough to go for a bike ride, hang some laundry out to dry, and plant the remaining onion bulbs needing […]

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In Pictures

I’ve been finding lots of bits of broken glass in the garden and certain areas on HTF.  I am considering using some of the pieces in a mosaic of some sort.  Perhaps some artwork object for the garden. Pictures of the new chicks are on the way!

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Fence Up!

This is cause for celebrating on HTF!  The fence is finally up. Hooray- Hooray! I still need to paint everything- including the artwork on the gate (which I am looking forward to)- but the wire stringing is done and no more t-post driving. How did we do it? I’ve assisted on fencing projects and so I had knowledge to […]

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Offline For the Weekend

We are back online as of yesterday.  Last Friday a big storm came through our area.  I haven’t seen lightening of that magnitude in some time!  WOW.  I’ve always enjoyed big storms…of course you keep you fingers crossed that mother nature doesn’t body slam you.  Realistically there’s nothing to do but be as prepared as possible for […]

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The latest: Fence, Critters, Plants, & more

No sign of them yet….potatoes planted in old tires filled with soil I have heard from more than one source that this is a good way to grow potatoes.  Since we inherited some old tires with HTF, I have decided to put it to the test.  I only set up 2 stacks….if it works and […]

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Garden Gate Pictures

Garden Gate Latch This is the latch Dave made for the gate.  We’d been thinking it over for a few days.  I still didn’t have any ideas.  I was hung up on using the old gear that Dave found half-buried in the dirt near the old gin foundation.  It just wanted to be a door/handle […]

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Building a Sturdy Garden Gate

Dave has been designing and building the gate for our garden fence project. HE is happy to report that this endeavor is nearing its conclusion. Dave doing some maintenance on the welder cord so we don’t get zapped! The gate is going to be large.  We wanted plenty of room for the wheel barrows of garden […]

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Late Start Garden

Some seedlings on the porch. Due to the recent move, we are getting a late start on garden projects.  Even so….I’m just going to try to deal.  We shall see what happens.  Planted these about 2 weeks ago. Tomato cold frame Those plants got their start in this swing-set frame that came with the property.  We wrapped […]

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