The farmer is “sweetening” up the fields in preparation for the spring planting.
Nothing like a hike up Old Rag mountain to focus the mind! Haven’t done it in probably 4 years, but Patrick encouraged us and up we went. This was the first time for Patty, she was a little surprised when we got to the part where you have to pull yourself up through crevices and crawl through small openings. It was a great day to be outside with Patty and Patrick.
COVID note: We passed NUMEROUS crazy people that appeared to be wearing their mask full time in the middle of no where on the trail with no one anywhere near them. I find it sad that people believe it will help them or anyone else if no one is around! Hopefully years from now we can look back and laugh at that experience.
A few pictures from the hike.
Feels like its been raining for weeks!
Farm spread potash over the fields. Beast of a machine!
Nothing but sloggy, muddy walks with the hounds for what seems like days.
Resident artist out for a snowy walk.
A serious ice buildup on the roof of the gray house, back side. Good thing there are no gutters!
First decent snow this year, Ace got the zoomies his first time out.
In these past two weeks it all seemed to come together; the road, appliances, sidewalk, grading and final painting. Very happy with the red color Patty chose for the door, it really sets off the house.
Appliances are all in now, still more to do but we are VERY close. The three propane appliances; hot water heater, stove, dryer should be operational shortly. Now to get the grass planted…
Below are various views of the house, click the picture for a full size view.
Serious work began on the road to HQ2, this is all in preparation for the final loads of finished gravel/stone dust. The cement pad in the middle of the roadway is a ‘spillway’ for the large volume of water that flows out of the field on a heavy rain.