Took advantage of a rainy day to try to bring order to some chaos. Not exactly artisan work, but happy to have it done all the same! Before, during and after shots below - pretty self-explanatory, I think.
“All good things are wild, and free.” Henry David Thoreau
Yesterday, drizzly, I worked on a door for my shed in my friend's shop. Need some nails or screws of right length to finish it up, but the bulk done.
Today drizzly again, I ended up scattering more clover seed on spots where I missed getting ryegrass down, then went and put 300' of field peas between my center rows of rye. (I had scattered some clover seed on the two end rows earlier, and it's showing now.)
After all that off and on drizzle, without any accumulation, now it's rally raining. Not quite a downpour, but my seeds are getting watered in!
Once it dries out tomorrow I can go back to finishing painting my shed.
I don't have a picture to show, but yesterday I dug several holes with the post hole diggers so I could set posts for fence and a gate. Being a female and not having hulking muscles on my shoulders and arms, digging the holes was the hardest and lengthiest part of the project! Hate digging holes with post hole diggers. So yesterday evening I cemented the poles in the ground. They had time to dry thank goodness because last night it poured down rain. Then again early this morning. But a west wind came through and blew the rain and clouds out so I went out to finish my sort-of-rainy-day project and got the fence stretched and the gate hung.
Now hopefully the mud dries up in a few days. I really churned it up! But the fence and gate look really good.
I've been cleaning my shop as well. Now that I have sold all my sheep, the insulated lambing barn is not needed for newborn lambs and their mothers so I have been turning that into a shop. I removed some pens, but then also built some shelves and cabinets to store my working/metalworking/mechanic tools. I have a long ways to go, but it is nice to have them neat and orderly.
I am also setting the lambing barn up to house my Firewood/Coal Boiler, as well as my backup generator. This will be a co-gen situation, so I need to put in a 275 gallon fuel tank, an engine, my generator, and boiler. The coolant from the engine will be plumbed into the boiler, and then from the boiler go into my radiant floor heating system in my house. In this way I can use Firewood, Coal, Diesel, Electric, or Propane to heat my house. Or I can power my home fully with electricity while I heat my home with the heat from the engine driving the generator (called co-generation).
So I have been working slowly on that on the days I am not logging.