We have been running, running and doing, doing...Now we’re going to settle down a little and complete a few things around here and at friends houses.
Last Wednesday, we drove our friend Isabelle to Cabela’s in Hamburg, Pa to meet a guy from Virginia that brought two puppies for her to take back home. One belongs to Isabelle and the other belongs to the lady who owns the stud dog from the litter. It was a nice ride and we had the opportunity to shop in Cabela’s for a little while again. Vick and I have been there many times, but Isabelle enjoyed her first trip there. It is much nicer than the Cabela’s store in Connecticut, because it is larger and the mounted animals are more numerous. There is a whitetail country exhibit and an Africa animal exhibit too. We also went to a little diner up the road where we ate a tasty meal along the Schuylkill River above a little town called Port Clinton. We made the return trip in record time and had lots of time to go to Albany when we got home. Round trip was about 400 miles or so, but it was fun spending the day with Vick and Isabelle.
Yesterday we ran all over the place doing this and that. Later I replaced the pump in the garden pond and changed the piping to accept the new pump design. After diner, I replaced the problem ignition switch on the Cub Cadet tractor. Now I need to order a starter relay for the John Deere also. That needs done before cold weather sets in too.
Today I will install the post hole digger again and put the two split rail corner fences in for Vick. They will go at both corners of the driveway, on the inner side. Vick is going to plant Hollyhocks and black eyed Susan’s along the railings which will lean down onto the ground.
Somewhere along the line, I have to start the farm store. I think I’ll check and get ready to install treated lumber for the flooring against the three existing posts on the barn and add any needed ones to build the floor and get the treated plywood down. After that, we will put boards on the floor so simulate an old store with wooden floors, rather than treated plywood (which will be underneath).
When that is completed, we can comfortably build the walls and windows and the door. Then work on the roof. It will be nice to complete it, because then we will be 100% completely finished with building anything more for the farm, besides....winter is just around the corner and we need to get this done!
I believe after that, we are going to build a little dream hut on the Pupskill bank. We dream of sitting on the porch, overlooking the lake, with the ducks and alpacas roaming the bank. It will be a place for both Vick and I to do some reading and painting or writing inside...relaxing outside or snoozing anyplace we want in the afternoon if warranted. We can also house a few fishing rods and some tackle in case we want to do a little fishing too. I think it will just be a great place to hang out and relax. No water...no electricity and no phone, equals no stress and no worries!
In the mean time.....enjoy some pictures from our travels.....
|Huge Musky in the aquarium....|
|The aquarium...a large walk through tunnel, encompasses both sides....and is full of fish.....|
|watching wolves and oxen....looking at the Dall sheep|
|Two Grizzleys fighting over moose.....|
|Moose on the loose......|
|Huge Brown bear.........|
|Deer, Deer and more deer...as a River Otter looks on.....|
|Scaling a fence on the perimeter of a farm.....|
|The rustic little cabin we hope to build on the lake bank......|
|Roswell (New Mexico) or bust....|
On route 28 near little town of Olive, NY
|Can you see the dudes in the windows of this "space craft"?|
|And then... there are "those we know"......|
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