Sweet Thing and I took a ride around the area, the Fall colors are really showing now. We didn’t get the freeze the weathermen were predicting so maybe the colors will hold up a while longer.
A stiff breeze blowing the flag atop the bank building.
Even the hostas in our yard are turning colorful.
This is a Japanese Maple in our yard. You can see it is showing 2 colors. The red is the lacy style leaves which were grafted onto a rootstock. The rootstock put out a shoot from the bottom, It has yellow leaves as opposed to the red leaves of the grafted variety.
We went to the homestead and used the Stanley Chipper Shredder today. After the second time of using it I still am happy with it. It started a lot easier today since it has been run a while. It did not use any oil after running 4 hours last week and 4 hours this week. I think I might have to sharpen the blades now. The directions said chipping hard dried wood would dull the blades faster than soft green wood and that makes sense. We chipped a good bit of dried limbs with it. I’ll let you know how the sharpening and blade replacement goes.
I made a video of Sweet Thing using the shredder. It is so easy even a girl can do it! Git it Baby!
The barn crew came back and worked on the sixth day of construction.
They have both sides up as well as the front. The windows are in place as well as both walk-out doors. I hope they get to finish the back and roof by Tuesday!
I went and got a Flue Shot today. OUCH! Now I have to rip this band-aid off my hairy arm. DOUBLE OUCH! We have to stay strong and healthy this winter, we don’t want to be weak and sickly. Usually when one of us has to go to the doctor to get a procedure done, we get to pick some where to eat as a special treat. I picked my favorite italian restaurant with unlimited Pasta and Breadsticks, YUM!. UH-OH, NOPE not going to happen. Sweet Thing says Flu shots don’t count. Besides, I’m now on a diet, eating healthier, trying to get back to my lean, mean, fighting machine self as I was in my younger days.
So instead I had this, a Subway veggie delight on Honey Oat bread. It had Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, olives, jalapenos, spicy mustard and red vinegar. Pretty tasty. You might ask why I don’t get any meat on this sandwich, I’m glad you asked. When you put all these veggies on the sandwich with the spicy mustard, I can’t taste any of that meat anyway. Besides, it is just a bunch of over processed, preservative laden, cholesterol filled, bad for you junk anyway. When we get to live on the homestead, we will have lots of home-grown vegetables to eat!
I am trying out a new tool for blogging, Windows Live Writer, so this is just a test. I went to a friends house and took pictures of his dog!
I gave her a doggy bone to chew, and she immediately buried it!
I guess she wanted to save it for later.
She is a Chow mix rescued from the Humane Shelter.
Let me try this! Click on the button below to play the video!
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Oh Yeah! This is getting good now!
We are finally starting to see some fall colors in the foliage now. It is a little later than normal, and probably won’t be as pretty as it could be because of the hot dry summer we had. I think the peak viewing will be the next week. We are predicted to get freezing temperatures tonight so that might turn them brown instead of turning nice colors.
I’ll try to get some better pictures next week.
The construction crew of two men came out the day after the slab was poured, which was day five. They put up the trusses and nailed on the purlins.
It is starting to look like a barn now.
Over to the left you can see where the three windows are going. You can see how smooth and slick the floor looks too! The crew said they would go get the metal siding and roof panels and put them up Thursday and Friday. That would finish everything except the roll-up door in the front. Last night we had an inch and a half of rain so I don’t expect them to come back until Monday. RATS!