I cleaned out the horse trailer. There was a wheel barrel of manure in there from when I got the trailer in May and I didn’t get to it to clean it out. In fact not a big deal, because I used all that manure for my garden. It was all dried up and most of it turned into powder. I spread it around all my garden plants and after that I used the last water in the barrels to water everything again. The forecast says 60% chance for rain on Monday, with 5 to 10 mm. That would really fill up the barrels. But that can still change though. It will stay very hot all week and Thursday it will feel like 37c.
I discovered 2 dead tiny moles, killed by Taz again. She had laid them in front of the trailer again. She loves to show her work. Good cat! Saturday I will take Dizzy back to the acreage too. She is healed really well and is just getting way too wild for in the house. She has so much energy, and is jumping and climbing anything and everywhere. She is better of at the acreage where she can run and hunt. I think Taz will like her company, as she is all by herself. She`s doing great but still.....I`m sure she would like another cat around.
Garth from the RM ( rural municipality) came over on his round when I was just done with the trailer. He was driving around to see if anyone need anything and if everything was going well with the people of this area. Very nice! It`s good to know that the RM keeps an eye out for the people in their area like this. We talked about the cabin and he gave me some really useful tips and advice. He really loved the cabin and the acreage. He told me where to get some gravel rocks for around the holding tank of my sewage. Paul and I can come and pick up the gravel rocks and also his old steel tank that we can use as a holding tank. It just needs some holes to put in and then it is ready to put in the ground, and the gravel rocks will be put around this tank. So lots of work to do again. Once we got all the gravel rocks at the yard, then Gary from the RM can come again with his backhoe and finish my sewage. It will be nice to have that part all done. Garth also offered me to come over to his place, to pick raspberries. His wife had way too much already. Unfortunately I had Scruffy with me and I don`t want her to stay in the truck too long. My air conditioner turns hot sometimes and I don`t want to bake my dog. He also has a female dog, and that won`t go well together with Scruffy, as she is a female too. They could get into a fight. Another time I can go over and pick some raspberries.
Today is Friday. The handyman came out this morning to do the backdoor. Wow. He had that door in in no time. Within 2 hours he was done. It fits now perfectly. YAY!!!! My cabin is now enclosed. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!! I asked him many questions about how to do certain things and he gave some good advices and tips. One thing we sure have to do is to drill more screws in the roof beams. The crew didn`t put enough screws in so we need to fix it so the roof won`t collapse. Paul came with us to help him but the only time he needed help was to get the door in the frame.
Paul and I went to the gravel pits to find the spots to get the rocks we need for around the grey water holding - drainage tank. We found the pits, but it was more like gravel, no rocks. We went back and when we came to the community well, we filled up the two barrels we had taken in the back of the truck, and then went to Garth`s place. He was home and showed us the old tank he had for me, that I can use as a holding tank. It`s a big one! Heavy and big. But Paul and I will be able to slide it on the truck to take to the acreage. Garth showed us how to put holes in the tank so the grey water can drain out of the tank and he gave us a thing that we can use as a sifter for when we get rocks. Some rocks are in with the gravel, but when we shovel it onto this sifter, all sand will go through and the pebbles and bigger rocks will stay on top for us to take. So that was great! What a blessing to have a good neighbour! Very friendly and helpful. He also explained where we could find the bigger rocks. We just didn`t drive far enough. LOL
We went back and had lunch. I had made fresh salads and there was bread sticks and buns and lots of water melon. Then we watered the gardens with the first hauled well water. It was SO cold water. Wonderful! It comes from a deep well. So all gardens are soaked again, which is great because it is hot hot hot with 26c and feels like 33c. Paul bug sprayed inside the cabin, so all flies and moths will be gone. It can do its work and tomorrow I will open up all windows to let it air. Next thing is getting the 6 truck loads of gravel rocks and finish my pasture fence so my horses can come over. I connected the solar powered electric fencer, but it doesn`t give enough power so I have to change to a different battery.
Anyway.....I`m a very, VERY happy camper! Soon I will be able to stay overnight in my new little homestead. Yippiiii!!