I bought a new circle saw, 3 big sheets of osb and also the knotty pine wood for the ceiling. It will look so nice! So this week I have to start with painting the rest of the walls in the kitchen area before we put the pine up. It was great to spend time with Paul. When I got back at the cabin, I unloaded everything into the shelter where it is dry and out of the weather.
Later in the evening I noticed a deer grazing on the driveway. It would jump back in the bushes, but only for a few seconds and then got back to graze again. She did this a few times and it was fun to watch.
Saturday I went to Carol’s. A friend of hers got married on the farm and I helped out with catering and also made wedding pictures. What a wonderful day it was. Even though it was raining all day, and we had to have the wedding inside, it was lots of fun. I met many nice people and the newly weds are awesome people. I made some great new friends!
It was so much fun to help out and enjoy a great supper with everyone.
Before dark I drove home. As soon I reached Veregin, the sky cleared up! It was a beautiful sunset. I went for a walk with dog and cats and they were all so happy, as were the horses who came running and bucking as soon they noticed me. So cute! Later in the evening I looked up the weather forecast and saw that it would get really cold at night with 8 C but fees like 5 C. I didn’t cut any kindling for the stove, so no fire.
But even though chilly in the cabin, I slept great and got up early. Outside it was 6 C, but in the cabin it was still around 12C. It was sunny and clear sky, so I knew it would warm up fast. After my coffee I cut kindling for the evening.
Later I picked all peas and removed the half dead plants for the compost bin. I also picked a couple of the Amish Beans. I got lots of peas for planting next Spring! I picked a couple of Red Scarlet Runner Beans. The seeds were bright pink. When the beans are longer in the pod to dry, they will turn pink purple with black. Very beautiful seeds!
I had apples in my kitchen draw and they were not good anymore. So I planted 2 of them in the ground, as the seeds started to sprout. You never know right? Hahaha. The other 2 I put in the compost bin.
In the afternoon I finished the hay box. YAY! It’s nice to have that ready for winter. I let the horses graze for an hour in the temporary grazing area, and right after I had put them back in the pasture, my handyman came to do the flashing on my chimney. He was done within 20 minutes. I’m so happy that is done.
I did some colouring and reading, relaxing a bit. Had supper, and after that, I build a horse agility curtain. It’s a tarp that is cut up in strips and I stapled it onto the holder. After it was all ready, I screwed the holder onto a fence post of the arena. The curtain is a little short but I can always change it. I let the horses in the arena, because they saw me busy there and galloped to the gate. Flicka was pacing up and down the fence of the arena, anxious to come in. So cool! I opened the gate once I had put all kinds of agility things ready. There was a bridge, 4 cones to walk through, a mat to station and an L formed with poles to walk through. And of course the curtain. The horses went to check everything out and I worked a bit with them on the curtain. Flicka was very brave and didn’t mind the curtain. Freya was a little worried, but she did touch it! Flicka went to the bridge as soon she noticed it and walked over it, standing with her front feet on it, and feeling proud. She is so funny when it comes to the bridge. I think she loves the feeling of being taller. Hahaha! After playing with the horses, I wiped them down for the mosquitos and then let them back in the pasture. Then I went for a long walk with dog and cats. I didn’t see the foxes this time. But it was such a beautiful evening. When I came back from my walk, the wood stove was still warm, even though the fire was out for a while now. I had heated up water on the wood stove, so I could wash without boiling water first. I put all coolers outside, as it was only 11 C and would go down to 5 C overnight. In the cabin it was a cozy 24C and in the morning it was still 15C, even though it was only 2 C outside! That is really cool for August, but the coming week it will warm up again.