It's been busy around the farm this past long weekend.
Now that we've sold one of our farm buildings Mr Fixit has had some major work to do moving water lines etc as the bladder tank for water to the house was in that building. This morning he moved it to the house.
The building we just sold is 40'X180'
Thank heavens the people who bought it will be taking it down!
If you think this one his huge...we have another building that is 30'X240'!
Earlier this weekend he borrowed a 'trencher' and dug trenches all over the yard for 'risers' which are where we get water to water the animals or gardens etc. He put in 5 so we should be in good shape for keeping the lawns green next year. He also ran a new water line to the house.
Thank heavens for our tractor with the backhoe and friends with trenchers!
So now the yard is a mess with trenches that need filling and dirt all over the place plus for the last two days the wind has been howling and we got a good taste of what it was like during the dust storms of the dirty 30's.
What a mess!
I thought I had closed all the windows but unfortunately one was open about 3 inches...so now there is dust everywhere in the house!
Oh well I may as well wait until all the work is done and then do my fall cleaning which is a pain because I cleaned the house from one end to the other before we went on vacation last month!
What was left of our barn after the fire
Last Wednesday we had some fellows come and take away all the metal that was left on the farm by previous owners and what was left of the old barn after the fire. They were here 3 days and they should be back today to pick up the remains of the barn. I'll be glad to see the mess gone so we can move on from here. I really do miss that old barn.
Despite all the mess and work it's been a nice long weekend.
I managed to take some pictures around the farm and some fun ones of the cats. So I hope you'll enjoy the pictures seeing what we've been up to.
Lizzy can sleep anywhere
Poor girl wasn't happy I woke her up to take her picture
We have a bee hive in our corn crib. We'd like to restore it so this winter we'll try and move them to a manmade hive outside. We don't want to loose them though as they keep all the fruit trees well pollinated. While hubby and I were laying water lines I heard a noise and looked over to the corn crib and this is what we saw.
I guess the queen must have been moving around in the wall so they were stirred up.
They soon settled down.
I went out to take pictures of all the dust but got side tracked when Olly came out to see me.
He's such a goof ball!
So I look forward to another week but at least a short one. The weatherman is predicting a 30% chance of storms over the next few days so we'll see if he's right this time.
Goodness knows we could sure use it.
Until then...I need to get outside and back to work filling trenches in this beautiful cool weather.
I hope you have a wonderful week.