Archive for October, 2010

More on Cave

October 30, 2010

There has been some progress on the Cave next door.  Some of the black sheets are now in place.  One good thing about this project is that while it is underway, a very noisy motor on his lawn sprinkler system has been turned off.  there is probably a bad bearing in the motor and he has said he was going to run it until it quit.  I suspect we will have it again when the holiday is over.


The Cave next door

October 30, 2010

Our neighbor, Tony, has been working for several weeks on a project  for Halloween.  At this point he has just the framework up and will later cover it with black cloth.  He already has a number of spooky items in place.  Hopefully I will insert a couple of photos.

They are back

October 24, 2010

We put up the first bird feeder, the one with the little house,  when we first got here and filled it with bird seed left over from last year.  I suspect the birds did not care too much for seed that had been in our hot garage all summer so we refilled the feeder with new seed.  There was a small number of birds that came the next day.  The wire that held the hanging feeder broke from being rusted out  and I had to wait until a neighbor put up a new wire for me as one end had to be tied to a rather tall pole that required someone to be toward the top of the step ladder to connect it.  I have instructions to stay off ladders now so waited until Tony was available.  I finally got it up and the birds started coming.  Only problem was that I could not see it from my comfortable chair.  Later I did put up the ladder and from the second step I could put the feeder closer to the left where I can see it now.  In just the last two or three days the birds have really found it and provide a lot of entertainment for us.


October 18, 2010

Somehow the photos got mixed up but logic will sort them out.  Scott pulled out a lot of the big weeds and Aileen and I cut them up and hauled out to the street and they were picked up the following day.

The Jungle

October 18, 2010

The first two photos are of the garden are

when we arrived this fall.



and the last two are after about a week of work on the yard.