Woods Country Cove

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Friday, July 1, 2016

What A Busy Week

 

WOW ! busy is right for us here at the Cove . Papa worked Monday and Tuesday and he was swamped those two days  , he has been off on a mini vacation since and all we have been doing is cutting wood stacking branches in the wagon and taking them to the back 40 . I did a lot of moving big logs  and stacking them up along the hedge then I made a sign to put at the bottom of the drive way  that said  FREE WOOD  with in an hour we had one neighbor  stop and claim his batch of wood and will pick it up in a day or so  then the next day we had another  neighbor stop by and say he will take the rest of it so all the wood that we moved to the cedars has been claimed and will be hauled off soon  , I have already stashed my wood in the drying wood sheds behind our tool and potting sheds  lol .

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Ok so now we are both sore and tired from all that work with the tree lol  and Papa has also been helping his parents move from next door to up the street as I dog sit their dog Shadow here and there .

Papa took a short break from the tree and re built his shop stoop with better wood and stained it to protect it better from the weather , then he got his paints and painted the back garden picket fence bird houses , I will be doing the ones around the big old tree that we have been dealing with for the past week lol !

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                                                           Miggs has been doing a good job at stupervising lol !

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Papa had his Lathe on kijiji for sale and sold it  as he doesn't use it for any of his wood projects and gave it a test run yesterday to make sure all is working well and then that evening the people came to pick it up .

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This weekend is a long weekend for us here in Canada , it is our Canada Day July 1st long weekend and all celebrate our beautiful country this weekend with all kinds of festivities like  Fireworks, parades, barbecues, concerts, carnivals, fairs and picnics or just chilling in the yard over a BBQ with family and friends .

Canada Day  is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada.

                                          So we here at Woods Country Cove wish all our fellow Canadians  a safe and

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It was raining here this morning which is much needed and  has now cleared up and  is to be sunny for rest of the day . Papa and I are taking a break and puttering about today .

                                                                                            Until next time .

 

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Monday, June 27, 2016

A Busy Weekend , Hot & Humid

 

We had our tree done all trimmed up and evened out so no more weight will contribute to her toppling over now . Papa and I spent the weekend cleaning up the majority of it up and colleting good fire wood for next year .  The tree has lost a lot of its shading for us and the birds but it will however still start sprouting new branches and leaves over the next few years as it has been rejuvenated by the trimming  .

It has been hot and humid since Friday here and we have been taking lots of  water  and lemonade breaks in the heat as we have been out in it .  We finally got some well needed rain last night and a thunderstorm . Today is a rest day as our bodies are achy lol !  I have been popping outside today taking a few photos here and there !

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                                           All the space in the sky there you see used to be shaded by tree !

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The guys that trimmed and cut off the big huge parts that fell off said she looks a bit naked now  yup that she does but all that will fill in with new strong branches .

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                                                       After a few hundred years I guess the rot just got to it !

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                                                                But thankfully the rest of the tree is ok !

Mind you the birds seem to act funny when they try to land on what was once there and realizes they cant lol . The Woodpeckers have been feasting on the bugs in the wood  on the ground now that caused the rot . And Miggs has been keeping an eye on them all .

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My gardens are doing well despite the dry spell . The Butterfly weed is blooming and spreading like wild fire !

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                                                                                 The Asters are beautiful as well !

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          The sky's have been clear with lots of sunshine  and cloudy with threats of storms and rain , I love clouds especially dramatic ones like these.

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The Barn Swallows have been busy tweet tweeting and flying about collecting bugs . I love the sound and sight of these little birds !

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                                                                          Stretching before his fly about lol !

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                                                              I was able to sneak up behind him lol !

The wild grasses and flowers in the field beside us are soo beautiful and smell wonderful in the warm summer breeze !

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                                  My Shasta Daisy plant  that I planted in memory of my Sister  is blooming beautifully .

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So all is doing well despite the busyness lack of rain and the  heat and humidity  and that's our summer so far . Hope your having a wonderful summer so far to !

                                                                                      Until next time ! 

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