Monthly Archives: July 2011

You’ve come a long way baby

I decided to do an update on our chickens. When I first got them,  I thought that the hardest part of raising chickens was going to the hatchery to pick them up. This couldn’t be farthest from the truth. I … Continue reading

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What a good day to….

What a good day to … now you think I should say paint right? And with everything that I’ve been writing that I need to get done, I probably should also say paint. But the truth is that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Visiting the Junk Dealer

Yesterday was the day that William started to bring back the scrap metal that he’s been gathering. He’s really good at recycling, so keeping back scrap metal – especially for money is right up his alley. Daryl took William’s car … Continue reading

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Time management

I found out today that I don’t have a good idea on how long it takes to do your job if you are a contractor. I thought – OK since all the cement is all broke up on the old … Continue reading

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Picking kohlrabi & working on the old hog barn

We decided to pick all our kohlrabi today and boy did they grow really large this year! We’re not sure why and looking at their size you would think that they would be woody inside – but the ones that … Continue reading

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Kayaking on the Upper Iowa River

What a fun day I had with my friends kayaking on the river on Saturday. We went out for breakfast before we left and spent a good part of Saturday on the river. I never kayaked before so it was … Continue reading

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Are you ready? Update for Friday

OK, here is the barn before I painted it And here is the barn after – ready??? Are you sure?? It took 8 1/2 gallons of red paint to do the south side of this barn. It was probably the … Continue reading

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Painting continues

Yesterday morning it couldn’t decide if it was going to rain or not, so I mowed lawn for a couple of hours until it could make up it’s mind. We really do need the rain, but only a couple of … Continue reading

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Barn project is started!

It’s official – I started to paint the barn today and it’s really soaking up the paint. It seems like I didn’t make much progress, but I still painted 3 gallons of red paint. William was out and about taking … Continue reading

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Walter the Rooster

If you have read the June 10th post, I talk about Walter and that I was feeling kind of bad for him. Well lately I’ve been watching him and the pheasants that he’s been living with and I’m thinking Walter … Continue reading

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