April 4, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Been pretty busy, I suppose. Here are some highlights from the last week here at the ol’ homestead.
Other things being worked on, but there are no pictures: Big A’s been bringing everything together to:
1) Put the rain barrel system together: Right now, we need to clean out the tanks we got, which is a long and involved process because, well, we have no tools. So, he’s getting them as we need them. So far, he now has what we need to get the tanks out of the cages so we can bring them down to the house and to a source of water. We found a pressure washer in the barn, but the attachments are missing. So, his next task is to see if it works and get the attachments we need.
2) Big A found us some wooden planks (2″ x 10″ x 8′) at a good price to build the beds. There’s lumber in the barn, but it’s really old and it’s just not what we need. We realize that we have to spend some money to construct all of this our first season out. After this, we’ll be good to go. Anyway…the wood’s being delivered on Monday.
3) Big A also found us a good price for the soil for the beds. Again, next year we’ll have a nice compost pile going, but we need something to start. It was suggested by the soil guy to dig up this unused acre we’ve got, but we’re hoping to eventually get a big pumpkin patch in there at some point, so, um, we’ll need that dirt there. So, we’ll just get this soil delivered. We need about forty cubic yards—about a ton.
(I would be remiss if I didn’t give a huge shout-out/hat-tip to our good friend and neighbor(ing town), Gary Streiner. He’s been very generous with his time and expertise in figuring out how to do all of this. Thank you, Gary! Note: We’ve named the tractor after him: “Fast Gary.”)
We’ve got a lot of work to do. =) Oh! Almost forgot! I started crocheting granny squares for a new afghan-thing. I’ve never made one of these before, so we’ll be lucky if it doesn’t turn out to just be a large, knotted-up ball of yarn.
No metal for the weekend. Today, Big A was listening to The Wipers, so I thought I’d share. A lot of the thrash/crossover stuff I post is punk-ish anyway, so why not? So, here’s the whole Is This Real? album. Enjoy…