Thursday, October 30, 2008

::30:: Day 23

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!!


MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE washing on proper washing lines lol and I was shocked the few times Im been in the states and me maties that I have stayed with have said they aint allowed to hang washing out in their gardens WTF...... I can imagine that law over here, there would be a riot, every garden here has a washing contraction in the back garden.... how dare anyone say ya cant do what ya want in ya own back yard lol....

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your porch...... I would so dearly love to live in a house with a porch, thats me other passion besides a picket fence lol....... aint I a saddo...

And ya mulching is looking fab darling lol


angie g said...

I'm hoping for a scary and spooky post from you today, Miss Lisa.

Catty Ax Lady said...

Well, jealousy is definitely a weak point in my personality, and it's proven again by this post. I'm in love with your house (including the!), your yard, your clotheslines, and your studio.

You've done a great job!