Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year! As we move into a whole new year, and a whole new decade, K and I had a chance to reminisce about how far we have come in the last 6 years with the yard, the huge progress we made in 2019 and how well we have set ourselves up for projects…

Tunneling

Since K did so much digging and work on his day off, I figured I should go and contribute to the fantastic progress we were making. I decided to dig in all the post holes so that this week we can work on cutting the posts and getting them cemented in. We will still have…

Diggers

K skipped fishing on his day off…mostly because the weather was supposed to be rainy and grey, and instead did a little digging in the yard. Since the weather is ideal for some work that would make a person a little sweaty, K figured he could get the next bed dug out for me. The…

Landing Pad

We just got back from our annual trip to see an airshow. It was a fantastic show again, despite the rain and some low clouds, the airport did a fantastic job of filling the spaces that were created due to certain planes being unable to fly. Every year that we go there is a guy…

Cornerstone

We have finally finished filling our newest wall, and the largest one yet. This is also a record for us on how fast we have been able to completely fill a wall. Our newest method of wiring the cages has immensely cut down on the time that it takes, as well as the size of…

Pathfinder

The heat has finally hit. I feel I may have jinxed it with my last post! It was 30* yesterday and 37* today. I guess I should enjoy it while I can, it is supposed to be back down to the mid-20’s by the middle of the week. There is no enjoying the heat though…

Wire Webs

Well, the battle with the spiders continues. To prepare myself to get back to the small section of wall we had to finish building for the landing, I decided to work on wrapping the tops of each section of the wall in preparation for the caps. Would I see spiders, yes. Would I need to…

F U Spiders

GRAPHIC WARNING: Some images in this post are inappropriate for certain audiences.  Spiders, they are such useful critters, but give me the heevee-jeevees like no other! I can deal with pretty much any bug, but put a spider near me and all common sense and logic flies out the window. I begin to get paranoid…

Sisyphus Revamped

We did it! A few days behind schedule, but the second wall is complete. It was perfect timing as the weather here is steadily getting hotter, and making it more and more difficult to work outside past 8 am. It was a fantastic and exhausting sense of victory as we filled the last tall cage…

Paralleling

This has been the season of the rocks! For two years we have been chipping away at the 2 yards of rock that we had delivered in order to fill our walls. In this one season, I would say we have used about 1.5 yards of that rock and have moved it from our front…