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Further grand motherly adventures

I am slowly cleaning out my grand mother’s attic and outbuildings. One of these outbuildings has always been storage for old things, and the other was supposed to store a riding lawn mower, but never did. Found this (Columbus day) time:

  • The wooden shell of an old television console that had belonged to her… niece? Anyway, it was full of old irons and was otherwise crapped up.
  • Three bags of completely set up concrete.
  • One unopened bag of rock salt for ice melting.
  • Two old 1 room school house desks.
  • A hole in the roof.
  • Ten t0ns of stink bugs.
  • Suprizingly few wasps and bees.
  • Miscellaneous wood scraps of no value.
  • Empty boxes and old styrophoam packaging inserts.

I am sure I’ve forgotten some things, but a good deal of trash was taken out and discarded. One of the outbuildings can now be walked into maybe 3 meters. The one with the hole in the roof still has to be torn down, as there is a large tree taking the roof off.

As an aside, one of the buildings is wired for electricity, and back in 2008 when a new roof was installed, the contractor unknowingly nailgunned through the Greenfield cable that ran the lights. This resulted in endless blown fuses until I was able to figure it out during a visit there. You can still see the writing on the cieling where I warn future users to not reconnect the wire. I should take that out someday.

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More coop area cleaning, but more up in the air

Yesterday was a nice day (warmish, no precipitation, a little wind) so I did some work on cleaning up the swampland behind the cycen coop and yard. I had mentioned doing this before.

Alot of it was trash on the order of old tarps and such like, but there were some large plastic and cast iron pipes that were worth saving. They are now stacked off to the side. Unfortunately there is alot of swampgrass that is dead from the winter and just laying there.

If nothing else, I took two feed bags full of old trash over to the dumpster along with a cartload of other miscellaneous trash I had pickt up in the garden cart. I think that is something good.

If the Civil Service doesn’t pan out I will expand the powltry yard to include grassier areas. If it does and I have to move to the capital, then I will have to give away or sell the cycens, which will be sad, but I can’t be too choosy here.

Further cleaning in the coop

The weather was unlikelyly warm today. It was supposed to get to the 50s (°F), but I think it got to @least 60 °F. This has melted almost all of the snow on the ground, except for the huge piles that are on the edges of parking lots. If nothing else, we have significantly muddier ground now, because it is still frozen down below the surface.

There is a ditch on the property (actually two) that dreign off the hill across the street. I took a walk down the main one and a little ways up the side one untill they hit a culvert that marks the boundary of the property. I found:

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