Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Busy, busy day at The Acreage

My first job of the day on Tuesday was to clean out the closet.  This is what it looked like before hand. 

I threw all the lathe out through the bathroom window, and all the plaster I put into garbage bags.  So an hour later and seven garbage bags of plaster this is what it looked like.

I know I have to do the same again today, as dh ripped out more on Tuesday after work.

In the afternoon I finished off raking under the willow tree, the grass is greening up there nicely.

This is a photo of the fir tree and the other willow tree behind it.  I also raked under the fir and willow tree.
So now I need to have a fire as the firepit is over flowing.

That's the raspberry bushes behind the fire pit and they are not looking well at all, so don't think I will be harvesting raspberries this year :0(

Molly spent most of the day on the back deck protecting the house from those pesky squirrels.  They (the squirrels) have taken to sunbathing on the top of the logs in the sun.  Between me and you I think they do it just to annoy Molly!!

In my column this week for the Eden Valley Messenger I talk about the fighter jets that fly back and forward in the Eden Valley.  Here is a link to the column.

Did you remember to put your money in your Daily Savings Pot today?
Today's Money Saving Tip:

Manure. Visit local farms (even city farms) and see if they have any manure they are willing to give you. If you offer to muck out a pen for it yourself they may be more agreeable.

You could even make it a regular agreement and you would never have to buy another bag of manure.

If you don't want to use manure in your garden or you have difficulty getting hold of it you can also make your own fish fertilizer.


Tracey said...

Do you ever have a rest?!!!! xxx

flowerpower said...

Wao you are sure keeping busy.
why did you rip out the closet? Are you going to make it bigger?

Jenn Jilks said...

You've been busy! I stopped raking after I planted clover and realized that rural land need not look like city land! Our neighbours slash and burn like mad. Not me! I took a walk on the wild side yesterday. So pretty!

LizBeth said...

I have closetphobia. Could never do what you did! Good job.

Liz, Republic of Texas

Leiani said...

Your garden is looking lovely. What a lovely reward each time you look out the window, for all that hard work you've done.

Amy said...

blimey you keep on the go lol! xxx

Karine said...

I love your column this week Gill! One of my mother's cousins who lives in Toronto has a kayak adventure company and he takes people on kayaking trips up the Humber river to Sunnyside Beach and I went on one with my Sweetheart, aunt and uncle this past Labor Day during the CNE air show and we had fighter jets flying barely 100 feet over our heads, it was amazing!

As for the fire pit: time to go out and buy marshmallows!!!

Star said...

You've been busy again girl. That closet looks a whole lot better now. Sorry you couldn't read my Blog page very well. I've changed the design and maybe this week it will be easier, should you choose to visit again. Today I have a post about the Saxon Hoard, a treasure dug up in a farmer's field in Staffordshire.
Blessings, Star

scrappy quilter said...

Oh that lathe and plaster....brings back so many memories for me. We are painting and painting and painting. Did I say we were painting. I can't wait to have this house done!!!! Hugs

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

You certainly busy Gill but obviously Molly is resting on your behalf. I'd love to see the "standoff" between her and those squirrels! A x

Lib said...

Its been avery busy wk. here on the Homestead! I am ready to rest !But just don't know when that will happen!
Hope ur having a great wk.

5 Kids With Disabilities said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog.
Your yard is lovely. I am so jealous that you have raspberry bushes!!!
Lindsey Petersen