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Wildlife and puppies

The other evening after supper we spied four deer on our front lawn. The most we have ever seen at one time before was three, usually a mother and two babies. They stayed for close to an hour, eating of course. They looked very healthy.

This was the largest one, we assume its the Mom.

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Momma deer

They were really beautiful.

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Smallest deer

They were spread out too far to get a picture of all four at once.

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So pretty.
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Beauty.

Love nature.

A friend got a new puppy, a golden retriever, and we had to go see him. His name is Massey. Get ready for cuteness overload.

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Ball of fluff

I had him on my lap and he was very cuddly.

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Soooo soft

He is 8 weeks old in these pictures.

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Massey
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He is just checking things out.

We haven’t pulled the trigger and got a dog yet. Still not sure.

Later

Another day at the sawmill

On Tuesday, with our house guest gone, we were able to get out to the mill again. While the puppy was here, he wanted no part of our work area. Jim was working with the skidsteer  to tidy up the yard and the puppy wasn’t impressed with the noise. I wouldn’t leave him in the house alone, he would only cry and paw at the glass door, so Jim was flying solo.

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Flying solo

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Weekend update

Happy Thanksgiving. We had a busy weekend.

On Friday afternoon, we met up with Dave Restoule, the arborist we worked with a few times before to take down the remaining trees at my Moms place. In May (hard to believe it was that long ago) we worked with Dave to take down, I think it was 4 maple trees that were 70 feet tall. Got a nice bit of firewood from those. Some were rotten at the base though.

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Taking down the maple trees in May

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Back in business

Wednesday afternoon we ran errands and that included picking up fuses for the skidsteer’s grapple. That evening Jim put in the new fuses and we were back in business. Thursday morning we worked in the office and then headed out to the mill to put a dent in the pile of logs we still have to mill.

Before we could begin we had to move the pile of lumber we already milled.

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Securing the lumber

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Back to the mill

Saturday was a wash out but Sunday was the most beautiful day ever. We woke up our first frost of the season on the windshield of the truck but that quickly disappeared and we were left with clear blue skies and 16 degrees, perfect fall weather for working outdoors.

Whats left of the load of poplar logs we had delivered in May have to be sawn before winter so we decided we better get at it.

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Poplar

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