DIY Fairy Door
Every spring we write out a to-do list for the year, most of which we get done and if not it gets carried over for the next year. Anything from build a new deck to paint the baseboards gets put on the list. Quite a few of them for this year are outdoor things which require more consistent warm weather. There is something very satisfying about crossing a finished job off the list.
Operation Tree Removal
When the land was cleared for us to build our house, not many trees were saved. There is one beauty but it is on the other side of the house. So we dug up three young birch trees on our property and replanted them with fingers crossed.
The snow plow knocked down the mailbox for a final time. It was a brand new metal mail box that we installed for Gina’s mom last year. Flatten more than once, I straightened it each time, only this final time it broke off the flag as well. Time to try something else.
Finishing and Installing Solar Driveway Lights
This sounded like a fairly quick project but it turned out to be quite involved. Earlier we showed how it all started. Next up, the finishing process. Jim took the lanterns apart and I brought them in the house for staining. Hopefully staining them means they won’t need as much maintenance as apposed to using paint.
Building Solar Panelled Driveway Lights
You heard me right. We are building our own solar driveway lights to replace the previous store bought electric ones which lasted for 13 years.
It Started Out Just to Cover Up Some Dirt
We got a call from a family in Antigonish who were looking for one of our folding bench picnic tables. After we delivered it, the conversation turned into, “I was wondering if you can also do this…”. They wanted some sort of box to wrap around the deck posts columns to cover the dirt, and at the same time allow a shelf to place one or more social beverages while they sit out in their back yard.
Chipping Slabs and Mulching the Flower Beds
Every spring the flower beds need to be spruced up. When we first moved here we had a dump truck of mulch delivered and that lasted for a couple of years. But with all the extra slabs we have around since we got the sawmill we decided to make our own mulch the past few years.
Cutting Large Stumps
If you remember last fall we cut down about ten trees at my Moms house, and we had left the stumps. Not because we were lazy, but because Jim needed an excuse to buy a new tool. Couldn’t finish the job until the order was placed and picked up. Well, now there is no excuse so we headed over to finish the job.
Wind: 1, heat pump shelter: 0.
Remember way back when we built a shelter to protect our heat pump? No? Well me neither. Had to look it up, surprised it was only in the fall of 2015. Seems like it has been there for longer.
We had a beautiful warm-ish weekend considering it is getting late into November. Can’t complain yet! If you remember we were swimming in mud. We still are, but we are working on it.