Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fallen Branches

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  Today I was prepared to take photos since I remembered to bring my camera and I was glad I did when the first thing I saw was some fallen branches. It had been rainy and windy and branches falling are the result. Glad they didn't fall when I was working here the other day.
   After I cleaned up the area a bit, I noticed that the old dog house that we use as a cover for the water faucets was falling apart. I have been putting off dealing with it and just kept pushing it back together.  I found my hammer and some nails and went to work nailing the poor little thing back together. I remember a weather man saying once that the real problem with pipes freezing came from the wind which lowered the temperature even more. So. The easy answer was to plunk the dog house over the faucets. They haven't frozen yet.

   Morgan took off after something today and was racing up and down the fence that backs up to an area of woods, so I think maybe the fox came by for a visit. Or a coyote? Morgan saw something that got her upset. Good girl! She scared it away whatever it was. I got my walking stick with the metal tip and went out to the fence but I couldn't see anything.
   Later I walked out and took a look at part of a wooden fence that is starting to fall down in places. It is all that is left of the fence my brother built for the horse he got for his daughter. If I take the fence apart I will have enough lumber to build an addition on to the chicken coop. Or? Maybe even build a new coop.  Well, I could do a great remodel job! In the meantime I have lots of leaves to move.
   Kristine is threatening to take me to the movies tomorrow. Something about a frog movie? Maybe I can get her to take us for a visit to the quilt store?

[3 eggs today]
I hung a cabbage in the chicken pen.
Hope the chickens have fun.



Tanya said...

When we have wind I'm leery about going through the forest too because there are a lot of dead wood and trees in there and the land owners don't do much about clearing. Once a whole tree fell across the road when I had just come home from taking the dog for a walk. The tree cutters had to be called. Probably would have been cheaper for the land owners to do dead wood upkeep.

Toni aka irishlas said...

You are quite handy with hammer and nails!

Nancy K. said...

OOOOOOOO! Go see "It's Complicated". It is the FUNNIEST movie I have seen in years. I laughed so hard, I almost peed my pants!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom you work so hard.. Morgan you are such a good girl to scare away all the critters..
Callie lays in her toybox daring the boys to come and take something..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie