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Starting Fall Chores

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Pretty much the last load of furniture in for now.   Trying to keep the centre of the open living space free until I build my cob (clay, straw, sand) furniture and water container coffee table for thermal mass as some point, perhaps the fall.   But its find for now.   Next is finishing off getting all the books in from various places !

Lots of reading spots

Lots of reading spots

Need to load up this bookshelf soon before  winter arrives

Need to load up this bookshelf soon before winter arrives

Harvested a bunch of carrots, potatoes,  lettuce, spinach, onions.   Broccoli and corn did not do so well,   No fertilizer added this past year as a test and it shows on the spotty results.  Have a bunch of squash coming along nicely though for fall harvest.  On the hunt for some local manure to dig into the ground this fall so next year’s harvest is a bit more robust.  I have dug up a big spot out back for about 8 raspberry plants in the spring.  Near the already growing strawberry plants and apple trees.

I’ll dig out the turf off so I can plant 15-20 hazelnut trees to have a small nut farm.  I think each will produce about 10 pounds each.    Gathered up the first few pounds of hickory nuts yesterday from the shagbark hickory trees I have growing.

Scattered a few sunflower seeds around this spring and they have popped up

Scattered a few sunflower seeds around this spring and they have popped up

This winter wood is split but have to cut up these logs soon

This winter wood is split but have to cut up these logs soon

Finishing off a bit of interior work here and there but the weather has been good so working outside on lots of manual chores.   Moving lots of dirt from pile A to pile B.   I think its flashback to working in an office and moving a paper from pile A to pile B !    Moving some over the sceptic system to insulate things for the winter.   Snow barriers going up shortly to try and block some of the snow piling up over the driveway this winter in those north east winds.

White pine, maples, tamarcks and spruce coming along.  Some nearing 3 plus feet after 14 months which is great.   40 or so of the poplar are also coming along and hoping they grow fast as advertised.   I think in the spring I will try and plant 4 willows along the road to block out the house from the road.    Its about 200 feet away from the road and hopefully in a few years the trees will block it.

These late summer flowers are appearing everywhere now

These late summer flowers are appearing everywhere now

Late summer grass and the house

Late summer grass and the house

 

 

 

 

 

Written by dcveale13

September 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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