Monday, July 29, 2013

Hooray for no $$$$ spent

Now that the shed roof is finished we decided to deal with the mess that is our wood pile.  We want to store our wood on the north side of the barn so that it is partially protected by the deck.

First, we built a trellis like structure on the west end of our wood pile.  The trellis was made out of wood from our scrap pile......hooray for no $$$$ spent.  Once the trellis was installed we started tidying up the wood that was already on the north side.  We then started the task of moving the wood from the east side to the north side.  We are stacking the wood in two rows about 5 feet high.

It soon became obvious that we needed something at the other end to contain the wood.  If you don't have something at both ends, you run the risk of an over zealous squirrel running on top of the logs and initiating a log slide.

We built another trellis like structure using wood from our scrap pile.....hooray for no $$$$ spent.  We attempted to put the finishing touches on it today but the rain and the electric drill just don't mix.  In between showers we started moving some additional logs and now have about 50% of the area filled with logs.

Over the last four or five days whenever we needed to give our log moving/trellis building muscles a rest, we would work on laying a slate walkway from the deck to the back of the barn where our compost bins will be located.  We have a stash of large slate pieces from the demo of the swimming pool.  So this project was also completed using our slate scrap pile.......hooray for no $$$$ spent.

We also planted some flowers next to the trellis and added a large stone as a back drop for the irises.  The stone came from our stone pile......hooray for no $$$$ spent.  The flowers that we planted were taken from around the yard..........hooray for no $$$$ spent.  Irises, pink coneflower, and a pink daylily will all do nicely on the northeast side of the barn.  They don't look too great right now because I trimmed the irises and day lilies back.  The coneflower is about 40 inches tall and in bloom but we had to use a string to hold them up once we dug them up.

I doubt if we will get all the logs moved tomorrow but the trellis should be finished tomorrow.  Whatever wood is left over will get listed on Craigslist.  Last year we listed the wood and had someone come and take quite a bit of it.  Hopefully this year we can finally finish the pile off.

I know you're asking yourself......where are the photos?  I've taken plenty of photos but still cannot find my camera cord to download/upload photos.   I have LOTS of cords but just cannot find the correct one.  I want to know why they (electronic designers/manufacturers) cannot make all electronics use one or two types cords. Grrrrrr