Yesterday Paul and I screwed the two by fours to the rafters. That was hard work. Paul had made a nice fire, and the cabin was cozy warm in no time. But once you're up the scaffold.....whew! It's hot up there! We almost finished but then the drill battery ran out. So next time we finish that. Soon we will start with putting osb sheets to the walls and will create the wall for the bedroom and bathroom.
Today I worked in the gardens. We had two nights of frost and most of the plants were hit and dead. So time to harvest what possible. I had some little green tomatoes, 2 tiny zucchini, one tiny spaghetti squash, little onions and some potatoes. There are lots of potatoes still in the ground and I will leave them there for now. What I harvested I took home and made a nice meal out of it for Paul and me. It was delicious! Nothing beats eating your own grown vegetables and organic beef. The squash was too small and not ripe, so I took out the seeds. Hopefully I can use those next Spring. I also picked all the corn but they were very small. I can keep the seeds for next year. Hopefully then they will grow larger.
I let the horses graze in the little arena. There is so much grass in there and they loved to eat there. As soon they were done and moved to the small pasture, I closed the gate. Next time they can eat there again. Today I also put in a cleaning log in the wood stove, to clean out the chimney. First I made a small fire to warm up the cabin. It was only 5c inside so bbrrrr. Once it was around 15 c, I let the fire go to just burning coals, and then put the cleaning log in. Well, there was lot of black smoke coming out of the chimney and the smell outside was ugh! So good that I did that. That log burned for a long time. Gave a good fire too! The chimney is good for 2 months now.
I noticed the water of the horses got low so I went to the well to get a couple of bottles and refilled the water bowl. Flicka and Freya came right away over to watch me filling it up. So cute!
I found a box with some old wood so I put that under the deck for the next fire. I will go with Carol soon to get some good fire wood, but until then I have plenty of wood to make small fires. It only need one small fire to warm up the cabin. It was 5 c when I came this morning, and within an hour it was a nice 15 c. Another hour later it was 19 c and it stayed like that until I left. Now the cabin is insulated, it really keeps the heat in.
I discovered some more beautiful mushrooms growing at the edge of the woods. Big and pretty!
Since Taz is at the acreage, she really lost a lot of weight. She was so big before! But now she has a perfect weight. Dizzy looks good too. Little lean insect catching machine. Hahahaha! Dizzy is always so happy when she gets out of the trailer. Running around and climbing and playing. Good for her. But for the nights it’s nice for the cats to be inside the trailer and be protected for the cold and predators. tonight we will get frost again. Minus 1 c. But then the nights will get a little milder again.
This frost isn't so good for the farmers that aren't done with harvesting yet. In Alberta they even had snow! Glad we don't have that yet. Still too much to do. LOL
The flower garden is also hit by the frost. Most of the flowers are done. I did find two big beans on the Red Scarlet Runner so that is great. Seeds for next year. It was a great day at LPine Meadow. I did all kinds of chores and was busy all the time with many different things. Most of the gardens are now tilled and ready for next year again. Once the potatoes and carrots are all out, I can finish the tilling. I have a good pile with manure, garden left overs and ashes that I can put on the gardens before winter and again in Spring. It will help for a good and hopefully bigger harvest next year.