That last downpour, was too much, for this very old tree in our front yard. Already weakened by the electric company and time … We have taken quotes, and will soon have that tree removed completely.
Above is what it looked like a few weeks back. The rest are from today. Cleaning up after nature …
I just added the foam bits that block snow (we had our first snow today) from backing up the metal roofing, where it meets the house – that section has flashing over it – but the contractor hadn’t put the closed cell foam in the spaces under the flashing between the ridges on the metal roofing. Snow would work back inside there, melt, and cause havoc to my house. Pics showing the foam bits I installed between the flashing andRead More
Started on the porch, two weeks ago. Initial focus on the original barrel stave porch pillars. Beautiful work. Put them back together, caulked the seams, plugged and caulked the open holes … after chipping away all the old loose paint and caulking. The center pillars have gotten two coats of white paint, since these pics were taken. The outer pillars just one. They all need another coat or two – but that’s going to wait until next spring. Then do the floor. And finishRead More
Yeah – a brown picket fence. Treated wood. Love it. Missed the white the first day. Now I’m quite happy with the posts being white, while the fence is natural wood color. If you blow this pic up, you can see how the old fence was rotting away. Unfortunately, these guys had the really bad side down already – the side missing about 20 pickets. Many rails had rotted to the point we couldn’t put pickets back on them. SomeRead More
Added some iron fencing. Middle of the hillside. Lovely. And … planted 4 more water lilies from Lowes. Two on the left of the dock, and two on the right – about 8′ out. There are about 6 lily pads on the surface, from 4 plants. Including below the surface, there are about 7 plants showing.
Ahhh – found the other muskrat den – in the NW corner, by the reed hutch, which seems to have been opened up by whatever. I found it by following a stream of water from the pond, which should not have been, into the bank – stuck my cane in, wiggled it about, and lo and behold – there was open space inside my pond bank, above the water level. I’ll get em, said the hopeful trapper. Sooner or later.