This is 'Squeak' as he was called for his short visit with us. Squeak was rescued by someone I work with at my 'real job' at just 3-4 weeks old. Covered in fleas, infested with worms and shivering cold, he was a terrible sight. I brought him home for a couple days, cleaned him up, fed him and gave him a whole lot of love. I have rescued several animals and adopted them out to forever homes. Therefore I didn't think it was possible to get so attached to this little critter so quickly - was I wrong.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Re-seal the roof
Wash and paint the exterior walls
Remove hay insulation (doesn’t work together with leaky roof – very messy and moldy), wash down inside walls with mold preventative and replace insulation
Fix drainage problem in coop yard (we are hoping this is as simple as digging out the existing dirt and adding some layers of varying sizes of gravel and sand).
Add roof to ½ of coop yard (tarp is getting worse for the wear).
Replace coop yard fence running chicken wire 8-12 inches under soil level to deter whatever has been digging at the side of the coop yard fence and to keep the ducks from hiding their eggs under the coop itself.
Hopefully I will remember to bring the camera along as we attempt these and other fall projects around the house.
|Stop taking my picture!|
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
We also help with a relatively new powwow only in its third year – the Great Northern Moose Intertribal Powwow in Dummer, NH. This is a small event which feels more like visiting old friends then it does an organized event. The Tessiers have established a great bed and breakfast and they are working on new campground across the road from the lodge. Out in the middle of the north woods, they couldn’t have a better location to gather and celebrate the Native American culture. You can visit the lodge at http://www.greatnorthernmoose.com/.
There are several more powwows in New England between now and the end of October. If you are looking for a great, family friendly and even educational event, look one up. We are hoping to get to at least one more, but it is getting cooler and the fall farm chores are at hand.
May your journey be full of learning today.