Saturday, November 13, 2010

Indian Summer

A glorious Indian Summer day! It started on the cold side but didn't take long for the sun to warm everything right up

The roofers were here at O dark hundred and will be finished by mid afternoon.

Today is the start of Deer Season here in Vermont. I don't imagine that the hunters are all that happy with the warm temps.

I took a not so great pic of the horses enjoying a bit of warm November sunshine early this morning.

Syd brought out the tractor to back drag the barnyard. In preparation I dug out the manure that was packed up against the exterior barn door and wall. Yuck !

Cicero and I went up to the Handsome Hound in Bennington to get dog food and when we arrived back home the barnyard was cleared and the roofers were nearly finished.

Through the Roof!

Yesterday was a very eventful day her on upper Tubs Rd. The roofers (Wooliver) showed up bright and early and within a couple of hours had the garage and interstices covered with asphalt shingles. Next came the boom truck from RK Miles to lift the 'faux' chimney and lower it into place on the west end of the roof. Mike and Dave are in the pics guiding the chimney and then securing it in place.. Unfortunately the photos are in the wrong order and I don't seem to be capable of moving the. arrrgh

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

An early November day

T'was a mighty frosty morning here on upper Tubs. I checked the thermometer when I arose and it was only 24F. Had some coffee and headed out to the barn to feed the 'hay burners'. They are always eager to see me on a cold morning, a form of flattery, I expect. I've been including some joint supplements in Nibbies and Talisman's feed. They are both a bit on the stiff side and I can only assume that age plays it's part.

Jeremy was here this morning and we looked at some floor samples that he dropped off for us. I think that we have settled on pine for the second floor but the first floor remains undecided. The roofers are due here next week !! The propane tank has arrived at H A George and I gather that the master plan is to get all the trenching and tank burial stuff done next week. Hope the weather cooperates.

Mike and Trevor put up quite a bit of siding on the back of the house today. The weather for tomorrow isn't looking good for outside work so I imagine they will be working in the basement.