The last few days Paul and I worked very hard. We have put in the insulation on all walls and the roof/ceiling. Whew! It’s not difficult to do, but the glass fibre in the insulation is hard on the skin and eyes. We got masks on, and we kept all windows and door screens open of course, but still after a day of working in there with that stuff our skin got irritated, like in our neck or on our cheeks. We did wear protected clothing but that glass fibre become tiny particles in the air when taking sheets out and working with it. That stuff gets in everything. But it is done now. YAY!!!
Today after we had the ceiling done, we right away put the moisture barrier, a thick plastic, over top of the insulation. We will also do that for the walls, and the ceiling still need some two by fours as extra support to keep the rafters from shifting. So we do that later. We tested the insulation and turned on the generator. Paul closed all the windows and wow, what a difference in noise already! Once the osb sheets are up the walls and ceiling, it will be even more quiet and everything will keep the warmth in. Scruffy will be so happy not having to sleep in a cold cabin anymore. This weekend the wood stove will also be installed. SO happy! With the wood stove, being in the cabin will be much more comfortable.
Not much time for the horses, but when needed I treat them with bug wipe and give them every day a hand full of carrots and crunchies. Lots of times when I come onto the driveway and they see me, they gallop next to the truck to the end of the pasture. That is SO cool! I think they are totally settled in now. I’m glad it didn’t take long. Soon I will have time again and be able to spend time with my ponies. To see them every day is a thrill for me already.
Taz got hurt a few days ago. Her left front leg was all swollen and she was limping. She rested a lot and for the nights I put her and Dizzy in the trailer with their food, water and litter box. Now after 2 nights in the trailer (so lots of rest for Taz) she hardly limps anymore. So it sure helped and I will keep them in the trailer for the nights and let them out during the day. I think Taz got into a fight with that strange cat that comes into the yard sometimes. She doesn’t like him at all and always growling and hissing when he is around. He must have grabbed her at her leg. But she is a tough lady. LOL I’m glad they can sleep in the trailer for the night, because the nights get colder too. In the trailer they cuddle up on their blankets on the couch. It’s warmer then outside and dry too. We had a lot of rain again this week so I’m sure the cats were happy to be inside for the night. It’s so funny though that as soon I let them out, Dizzy is SO happy and runs around, jumping, climbing, catching insects and more running around in the yard. She got a lot of energy. Hahaha! Taz just walks around, sits and keep an eye out for all of us. Like a guard cat. LOL She is more hungry now though, then when she is outside during the nights. I suppose because she can’t hunt moles and mice. She is such a good hunter and still leaves me presents around the cabin in the form of a dead mouse or mole. She’s doing a great job!
The grid roads are terrible after all the rain we had. I was sometimes slipping and sliding with the truck and really had to slow down. Yesterday it was dry and today the roads were much better already. We had lots of sunshine and wind and then things just dry up very fast. The gardens are soaked again and the barrels full of water for the next time they need water. My tomato plants and pare full with flowers, but I think it’s too late for any fruit to grow. Maybe I will put those plants in big pots and take them inside for the night once frost comes. Maybe I will still have a few fresh grown tomatoes!