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w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Watered the garden porch pots & hanging baskets. It's 92 degrees here...

Cut the grass.
 
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Mr_Yan

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Received 2 5/8" of rain in 36 hours. Never rained really hard but it was constant. - Yes I know most places go by tenths but the rain guage that was left at this house is in typical fractional imperial measurement gradations. 58 F and cloudy. We're between rain fronts right now.
 

Mr_Yan

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Transplanted 25 tomatoes
Seeded carrot rows - 4 @ 8' each
Transplanted some spinach

Decided I'm just going to leave a brush pile that is in the back corner of the lot and plant 6 or so butternut squash around it. "Brush" being a pile 12' in diameter and almost 8' high in the middle consisting mostly of dropped maple branches.
 

w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Puttered in the garden (adding mulch & weeding as needed).

Tied up all the tomato plans, then started harvesting the onions. It's too hot out there, so I'll finish in the morning.
 

Mr_Yan

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At work for 9 hrs
Tore out my bathroom ceiling. 5 days in a "ready to live in house" and I have to tear out a ceiling and insulation due to leaks in the roof. The sellers are lying scumbags and filled the disclosure sheet out as "roof 15 years old - no leaks". That is hand written and not simple check boxes. It was leaking in the one area we were not able to access during the inspection.
 

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Planted out 40 feet of onions, 12 red peppers, 4 egg plant.
Removed the dead morning glories from the fence - careful to have a winter sled under them the whole time to collect most of the seeds, and there were a lot of seeds.
 

w_r_ranch

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Harvest the potatoes & the rest of the onions. then put them in the bread trays down in the party barn to cure.

Made pizza dough & saice to tonight's supper.

As the hummingbirds have move on, I took down all but 2 feeders & got the cleaned for storage.

Watered the porch pots & hanging baskets.
 

Mr_Yan

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Previous owner left a T handle spike thing - a T handle on a 48" long 1/4" diameter pointed steel rod. Today I was able to push this spike 33" into my garden soil without much effort.
 

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Mowed 2 largeish lawns - at the house we're renting and at our new house - 2.5 hours or so.
Cut limbs from a maple tree - wife would not let me stand on a ladder to use the pole saw.
Seeded more lettuce and some cucumbers.

Went to the playground across the street te get the kids worn out.

Will start squash and pole beans this evening.

Yesterday picked up my boots from getting new soles. These new Vibram soles are like going from racing slicks to bulldozer treads after the worn smooth wedge soles I had.
 

w_r_ranch

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Made bread.

Rained 0.48" with lots of lightning.

Replaced the batteries in the smoke detectors.

Put the new license sticker on the truck.

Made stuffed jalapenos.
 
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Mr_Yan

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  • Redneck repaired my fence with some 6' long heavy duty U posts driven 4' into the ground and lag bolted to the fence posts. It will buy me a few years.
  • Added a cable for the hops to climb - nailed the top to the power pole and the other end through the fence - think I only broke a few technical laws with this...
  • Seeded squash, watermelon, and cucumbers
  • Cleaned the grates of the stove we rented.
  • Foundout I HATE my "new" stove - it sucks. Old glass top. It will be replaced with gas when we have time to go shopping. Mostly failed on my stir fry because of this stove.
Glad I have a big truck now. I was able to use the giant pickup to pull my fence back to vertical and lag bolt it to some heavy duty U posts driven 4 feet into the ground.

This is a 2008 Kia Rio hooked to a ratchet strap.

Then I found this nailed to the lower rail of my split rail fence.WTF?
 

w_r_ranch

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Received another 0.97" of rain last night. There was reak bad lightning, we even go a call from the young coulpe down the road as they had a tree struck by their house. I went down to look & saw that 12" log sections thrown 75' from the tree base.

Puttered in the garden some more.
 
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Mr_Yan

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Topped out around 92 F here today. What's with that? Weather fronts moving directly out of the south which is really weird.

Trying to rain now, but won't be enough to measure.

Lot of work done this weekend. Still a little sore.
 

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