Being a Secretive Santa
The week before Christmas we were asked by our neighbors to check on Jacob and Frank three different days. You know, to let them out to go potty and even try and get Jacob to burn off some energy. These are the same dogs we dog sit for now and again. We love any chance we get to see them. Jim calls Jacob my boyfriend cause I think I’m in love. That is especially funny since I am afraid of 99% of dogs. We have another neighbor that I wish I could visit but Jim visits alone because you guessed it…they have a dog.
Digging a Garden the Easy Way
One of our neighbours is actually a cottage on the lake. They have recently done some winterizing so they can spend more time there. This year they decided to expand on the little garden that was in place but it was more work than a shovel could handle. They asked Jim to go over with the skidsteer and loosen things up for them. Here he is speeding down the road at a whopping 10 kms an hour. At this rate we should be there by tomorrow 🙂
Porcupine from Hell
Let me start off by saying WE LOVE NATURE. Don’t have a problem with all the little critters, some are even cute from a distance. But we do have a problem when they start destroying our property. Like our latest porcupine from hell.
Wood Chipping and Dog Sitting
That about sums it up for our weekend. We got a call to do a chipping job on the weekend so first things first, we had to get the chipper out of winter storage.
Well, hello. Welcome, if you are new to these parts, and welcome back if you are a regular. We have been keeping ourselves busy and trying to stay out of trouble.
Jim celebrated a birthday on the weekend. That called for chocolate cake of course.
Painting and Flooring Job
Yesterday we started a small job which has grown in size. If you remember, we had installed a new glass storm door for a neighbour a few weeks ago. At the time she mentioned she would like to have new flooring installed in two bedrooms: a spare bedroom and her master bedroom and ensuite, plus walk-in closet.
The spare room had some damage to the drywall where a cabinet had been removed, so she asked to have the drywall fixed and both rooms painted.
First up was fixing the drywall in the spare room.
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.
Breakfast with the bald eagle
This morning we noticed a bald eagle land atop a spruce tree. As I viewed it through the camera lens, I watched it watching the man walking along the road across the lake.
Maybe the bird was thinking, “Nope, to big to carry.” Then the man’s dog come along …
So this hoppined this evening
Earlier today I was pulling dandelions. I had dumped a bucket full and was into the second filling when the black flies got too bad and I gave up. I just set the bucket and weed killer next to the doorstep. Look who showed up to the bucket buffet!
Deer head lightbox
Here is a fun project I made this past week. A live edge piece of 1 inch thick pine that features a silhouette of a deer head. 16.5 x 13 x 2.5 inches. But its more than just a silhouette cut out.