Things have gotten a bit out of control around here lately. With that lovely spell of steamy weather and miserable heat indices, no one has felt much like working around the farm.
There are, of course, the daily chores and general upkeep, but projects take a backseat when it’s this hot.
However, we’re currently having a taste of fall, the weather is awesomely perfect, and I made a list.
This always slightly terrifies my husband. The only thing worse is when I say, “Hey, I have an idea!”
So, we still have bathroom trim to finish putting up/back, and the lean-to door absolutely MUST have those shims removed—I’ve stabbed myself more than once while doing laundry.
We caved on the tub plumbing installation and the local plumber is scheduled to come out next week.
All the parts for the outdoor shower are actually at the campsite, but I’ll need to climb at least one tree to finish it up. The shelter itself has been put off once again, until we can actually count on consistently cooler weather.
We put in some fencing a few weeks ago, and the rest of that is also waiting on fall—and whether or not the neighbor next door is willing to sell. He’s still thinking. But he did come to visit last week; it was his first time seeing the place.
Pasture fencing goes along with that, even though it’ll be rail and not barbed wire, as well as the sliding doors in the bedroom.
And I’m not above bribery:
I told my husband that if we finished up all the little things, we could start work on the pond area. Currently, we have two boats down there and a firepit. We’ll be adding a small dock, a beach area, a picnic table, and a small shelter.
First step, of course, is clearing all the junk trees and brush. That, naturally, will require more burning.
And he’s all about those giant bonfires . . .