Since no emergency popped up today, I got back to work outside. And I got lots of little things done!
Of course, there was mulching.
I still need to sweep up the concrete, but that can wait until I trash it some more!
Then I relocated the first clothesline to the backyard where the second one lives. Now I have 2 lines in the backyard so I don't have to run from yard to yard with a large load.
The great thing is that I hung these retractable lines on the back side of the trees, so you can't even see them when they're not in use!
Then I brought a load of firewood on to the back porch from the log pile and blew the leaves off of the porch.
A little cleaner, but it won't last long!
The rest of the log pile was covered with a tarp to keep the rain off. I read somewhere about this way to keep the cover on by tying milk jugs filled with water onto the tarp corners. It ain't fancy, but it should work!
And while I was back by the wood pile, I thought I'd show you my pride and joy on this here homestead... the big-*ss generator that keeps us powered when the lights go out!
This puppy has a truck engine in it, tied to an automatic transfer switch, that kicks in whenever the power goes out for more than a minute. This was the biggest expense, other than the house itself, when we moved out to "the end of the line." But, it has already made itself indispensable and I'm glad we sprung for it!
Hey, and if my truck engine blows, I know where I can get another one!!