Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thursday thirteen

You can link to Thursday Thirteen here

For all intents and purposes I am an indoor person. I like to read, sleep, watch tv and cross stitch, surf the web and do other things that keep me indoors.
My spouse on the other hand is an outdoor person. She would spend all day, every day outside if the weather permitted (I had to say weather permitting because some days where we live it is -50 degrees!)

This summer we are spending the first summer in our OWN (bank owned) home and 5 plus acres. I have been getting excited about all there is to do outside. Here are some things I am looking forward to doing this summer.

1. Planning my rock wall. I have always wanted to build a rock wall and never had anyplace to put it.
2. Planting bulbs, flowers, and a vege garden.
3. Pruning. I have enough trees to keep me pruning for a lifetime. I want to take a chainsaw safety course so I can bust out a chainsaw and so some serious cleaning up of deadwood on our property.
4. Mowing. We have a LOT to mow, and my spouse likes to do it also. I think we may need to get another mower because of all the stuff we have to mow, and to be realistic we need a ride on mower but I don't know if we will get that this year.
5. Painting the barn red.
6. Researching and installing a windmill for our dugout.
8. Just north of the barn there is a building which has collapsed. Currently there is a PILE of wood, tin, nails, and who knows what else. I want to clean up this pile.
9. Plant trees
10. Fix up the fire pit.
11. Start cleaning up the underbrush.
12. Starting on a fence around the dugout. We need to do this because of the little one we have who is FASCINATED with water and the fact that we are foster parents dictates that we have to have some kind of barrier around the dugout.
13. Underfilling the cement pad around the barn. Our barn used to be a dairy. There was a place where trucks could back rught up to the doors to load and unload. When the dairy closed they "backfilled" the holes but it was not done well and is a bit of a hazard.


byrningbunny said...

Are they in order of priority? Maybe move the fire pit (away from the gas!)

lovesmukiwa said...

they aren't in order of priority, but moving the fire pit would be smart, the gas line and trees are awfully close.

Byrning Bunny said...

Where is your quote notebook? I'm finding many today.

"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man." William Shakespeare