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Monday, October 5, 2009

Playing in the dirt

We have been playing in the dirt for the past few days around here. The root cellar is finally covered over and we are now ready to start seeding the ground to hopefully prevent it from washing down the hill to the house. The drainage ditch is dug out, the landscape gravel is back in front of the outbuilding so we don't walk through mud going in there. I have to say it does look better. In the process of moving the dirt back with the dozer, several huge rocks were unearthed. Those were placed behind one retaining wall as water breaks. Maybe I can get some kind of ground cover planted there to make it look better. Also there are 2 areas in front of the cellar that will probably be herb beds and maybe some kind of vining fruit to cover the front of the cellar in summer to keep it cooler. But first order will be a coat of paint on the front of the concrete. Still several little projects to do but progress is being made.
I did finish painting the inside of the old farm house and got the trim done. Still need to change out the tub fixtures and call it quits. Lots to do before cold weather. Till then, blessings from the McGuire homestead.


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