we have had a busy october - lots of commmunity stuff - we did get a bit of time at the river the first week though - always some great clouds!
i gathered up most of the hoses to get ready for winter - we have been lucky - NO freeze yet so i have two left in the yard as for the rest here is a great storage tip... on a sunny day lay your hoses out in the yard - they will soften up.
get something big and round (this is an old rim, but a garbage can would do... wrap the hose loosely around it and tie off the ends..
there you go! the big loops are much better than the tight loops you have on those hose reels - easier to cart around and they lay nice and flat took me 10 mins to do all 3 and they are all ready for spring!!!
hey look - old windows!!!
the plastic porch is a bit of a wreck these days...
ripped plastic makes a heel of a racket...
and it looks like crap compared to the old days...
the plastic needs replacing after uv damage and patching... i have plenty of windows now - they just need scraping caulking and painting (exterior mistints)
first up is the back left side ....yuk!
the tire inserts stretch the poly film out so the wind make less noise - THAT problem is being solved with these babies!
well well - look at that - we were freaked the first few days because we could SEE out the porch!!
now the other side - this was trickier as all the 2x4s were in the wrong places - i built the original entrances under pressure and without experience - i had to dismantle this...
it is pretty crappy looking - you can see the patching i did this summer ;-)
an empty space...
et voila!!! stay tuned for more - there will be windows all around by december!!
caught a rainbow a few weeks back!
hope you are all having a great fall!!!
(p.s. - kymber wants to thank all of you who left such nice comments on her post below, her tribute to her Uncle Gerald of The Last Robin.)