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Preparing Laying Hens For -30ºF

01.28.2019 homesteading, videos

In case you’re wondering, to the right of the Barred Rock’s leg is a half-eaten pear. 😅 I had just finished shoveling five feet of snow out of the the frame of the chicken run, due to the snow drifts, and at the bottom? A pear! 🍐 The extreme arctic blast is coming! Head for the tropics! But leave the chickens behind because they prefer the cold much more than the heat. As humans, our natural inclination is to wantRead More

Tour Of My Backyard Homestead

10.16.2018 homesteading, videos

I’m so sorry about the white dots on the lens. I’ve read that this is a common problem with the Canon G7x. Add to it that I’ve sat the camera next to my miter saw many times to film while cutting wood and you have a recipe for a “tiny particle party entering my lens” disaster. Canon will fix it for almost the price I paid for it, it’s not covered under the warranty and their only other recommendation isRead More

My Autumn To-Do List

10.11.2018 homesteading, videos

 Welome! I always have a lot to do in the autumn before the winter snow, cold, sleet, cold, freezing rain, ice… did I say cold? Just not a fan of winter weather in the central Midwest. So I made a list below to explain a little about what we’re doing in this video. Just like the garden removal video, I was too tired to explain it as I worked. 😊 TRIM BUSHES This was actually supposed to be bushes andRead More

Removal of Garden



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So two days ago I cried into these stairs for soooo many reasons. If you've been following my stories, then you know the counter top installer cracked our IKEA no-longer-being-made kitchen sink. Because we had to run out and quickly buy a similar one, they didn't charge us for the install. Ya. What I didn't mention before is that even though these two came highly recommended, the install of the counters was poorly done. They left gouges in the wall, they didn't finish the trim and the trim they did finish was cut unevenly. Thankfully I knew how to fix everything but what a disaster. I should have just installed it on my own. Then this past Monday we had our carpet replaced. We paid extra so I wouldn't have to move the furniture. When they arrived, not only did they say that they don't move furniture, while it was being torn out (different than the counter top people), they tore off parts of the wall along the stairs. I only showed one photo in my stories but it was all along almost every step. Then he told me to expect lots of scuff marks on the wall. "It's to be expected. They should have warned you." What?! So I told him that I just finished painting this entire house and to please do his best in not scuffing them up. He agreed. They finished early Tuesday and as soon as they left, I got to work fixing their mess. Only this time around, it was a lot more challenging than fixing the counters. This is when I just broke into pieces. The next day we were refunded our "furniture moving" money but the damaged wall is in dispute. Ya. But let's look at the bright side, we were able to fix and repair all the damage left behind. Happy Thursday 👍 .
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