Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fall around the Homestead...

One thing leads to another around the Homestead, one main thing is gathering the falling leaves. Roof maintenance is high on the list, cleaning the gutters leads to cleaning moss, leaves, cones, needles and whatever comes to rest.

Looking at my carport/office the roofing is getting close to being replaced. 
When originally done we used interlocking big mistake they are obsolete now. Lots of leaves and wind fall to be cleaned up, a deer in my neighbours yard.

A lot of pruning, here it is Honeysuckle Mandarin by the garage and another on the power pole, it was massive as it hadn't been done before.
We took our dog Buddy for a sunny walk at Miracle Beach park, lots of old growth Fir, the old and new.

 Part of my morning thing, that pesky roof, Taz, Barberry and Pookie.
It is cold and clear the air is fresh a good day to go for a walk... 

Have a Great Day!!!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's a Journey Man... Here comes the Sun

This morning the storm is over and the sun is shining through the trees. This is my favorite time of year to take some time to work on projects and much neglected work around the homestead.
The seaweed is calling me and it is time to gather the falling leaves for next years garden. The last few months have been trying in a lot of ways and a lot of fortitude has been needed all the way around.

Taz. work last supper and blue crush for fence and driveway project

Winter is coming, working on a shelter for the crew. A full moon on the way to work.
Last trip to Kitimat
Top on right my room mate treated me to a last supper. An anamita on the lawn of the rental. At home with Taz and my Mother's Peace Rose

The front fence project, my neighbor dug out the old concrete and loaded in my pickup, used blue crush to set posts.
Retarped car park with 12 gauge heavy duty tarp
Stopped at friends on the way home, they have been working hard doing stone work and finishing touches on their homestead. John's 1955 truck. Stopped at the bottle house (see previous post).

Home is where the Heart is...

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Saturday, August 2, 2014


The amount of time left at the end of the Day to work on personal improvement isn't much. I find that the morning (early) is my best opportunity to work on projects. One of my main things is listening to Holosync C/D's, a modern and effective way to help me become more effective, healthy and happy. 

My last time out (home from work for 6 days) the house waterline had to be replaced. My friend Jon Boy who did most of the digging and all of the back filling over 4 long tough days. Three yards of sand and 300 feet of 3/4 inch waterline the new IPEC waterline is so much better to work with than the old style system. A big thank you to Jon and my wife Wendy for all their  help.

The garlic scapes are very tall. Blueberry netting. Buddy. my neighbor Eric and Taz.

On my trip back to Kitimat, really enjoyed the trip.

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend.
Be Happy!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Busy Times...

The last few days have been hectic. I decided to take living out allowance and rent a place in Kitimat where I am working. Camp life is getting a little old to say the least. I am renting a place with one of my fellow workers and we are in the setting up phase. We are both on time off and will be driving back with all the gear beds etc. to get set up. It is a two day trip and for me three days (long weekend ) dealing with BC ferries and getting off the Island. I will get to see my Dad and have a little family time on Friday, spend the night then hit the road early.
It has been two years since the truck has been on the road, had to do a little maintenance then start to figure out what I should take. Everything must fit in the cab or the covered truck box (rain is on the way). The truck is named Ruby after my Mother-in-law who gave it to me.

The fish netting is to cover the blueberries next time out.
My Mother's Peace Rose in all it's glory. A deer out back, Taz and Buddy. Campion flower and the toilet replacement project.  Everyone have a great long weekend be safe in all you do.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Contrian Folks...

I had the good fortune to meet 60 plus like-minded folk from around the Comox Valley while I was home. My wife was the one who set the wheels in motion for my partaking in the meeting. It was held in a private home and was very informative and positive. The subject was the the abuse and fear mongering by the BC provincial government and BC Hydro trying to force Smart Meters on those who object and don't want anything to do with them. The Bullying and Coercion is criminal and against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. My Dad taught me to stand up for what I believe in and for that I am forever grateful.

On a lighter note it has been great to get in the garden and to get a little dirt on my hands.

Getting ready to go back to work and the good fortune to shoot a Monarch
While running about a friend showed me her pride and joy, The Settee Table, it is priceless, a shot of Mount Washington and a very nice 50's Cornbinder.
The character feels like life sometimes, an antique cast iron door stop and cabinet, a gate arbor and some fencing and planting going on.
I hope everyone is taking some time to do some relaxing and reflection have a happy day!

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