Archive | February 2014

The Scout Report

We are all decked out this week….

Yes, the deck project is about 90% complete.  Take a look at what we accomplished this week while the sun was out to keep us warm…

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Doesn’t it look great?

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There are a few more finishing touches, but already, I can just imagine how much I’m going to enjoy chilling out on this deck.  Here I am congratulating my best buddy, builder and designer on a job well done…

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In other news this week, a new big toy was delivered…

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…to help with a big mowing job…

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…a new water heater was installed.  We have said “no tanks” just the same to the tankless water heater and installed this lovely traditional model.  A bit of drama occurred when the flash on the camera went off just at this moment (see below) and the person working with the electrical wiring thought in the course of a millisecond…I thought I turned off the circuit breaker – I am going to be electrocuted – oh that noise was the camera….and then proceeded to provide the photographer with a look – yes, you know the kind!

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For those of you who answered “bee hive” in our last post – Yay, Hurray – you are right!  Bask in the glory of your apiologicial knowledge (you may have heard what a smart dog I am!).  This is a “top bar” bee hive.

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And here it is a bit further along, where a little window is being measured for future installation.  We want to be able to see how the bees are doing.

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We’ve ordered three packages of bees which should arrive in a couple months.  The “top bar” hive is an experiment.   We hope to be buzzing with bee news soon!

So, until next time – you’re up to date. 

Scout

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Buzzing with Activity

The temperatures steadily climbed this week.  It reached 70 today! So, it felt a little strange to have some firewood delivered this morning.  We’ll be glad next week, though, when we’ll have temps in the teens again. 

The warmer weather brought some visitors to our pond…

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They didn’t stay very long either….kind of like these visitors last October.  oct 2013 - 19 116We hope they will all return soon!

We also got the chance to embark on a new project.  See if you can guess what this will be.  It involved lots of measuring and power tools.  Fun, fun, fun. 

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Correct responses will be entered into a drawing for an all inclusive non-expense paid trip to see the finished product in person!

Happy Guessing! 

The Scout Report

Last night, I had a dream…

I lived where they needed my help…

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Showing the way

Minding chicks

Minding chicks

I had plenty of bones on which to gnaw…

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If I got in a jam, I was taken care of…

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I got to go on all sorts of adventures…

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When it snowed, I got to eat it to my heart’s content…

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People traveled hundreds of miles to visit with me…

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There was plenty of time just to hang out…

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And I got lots of good lovin’…

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…from most everyone…

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Then I woke up….and realized…..

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I am livin’ my dream!!!

How great is that?!?!!!

All that, plus…today is my birthday.  I am two years old.  Yay!!

Until next time,

Scout

Wintry Mix

The snow began falling around 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday…

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And it kept on falling until dusk and beyond…

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This morning, we woke to this…

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…and this….

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And we busied ourselves…

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Running hard and fast

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Making snow angels…

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And enjoying the view and the stillness…

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Hope you are staying warm wherever you are!!