Monday I drove to the acreage. I passed a beautiful canola field, in full bloom. I discovered Two Mule Deer and they were looking at the truck. I slowed down and stopped, turned my window down with one hand and grabbed my camera (always right next to me) and started to take pictures. Slowly they walked away from me, deeper into the canola. Soon I only could see their heads and I was amazed again of how high canola can grow. When they got out of sight, I drove away.
Then I passed another canola field that bordered onto a dirt road, to the right of the road I was driving on. I saw something black moving on that road. Too big for a cat or dog so I knew it must be a bear. I only saw a few bears in the 12 years I live in Canada and most of the time running away so no time for photo’s. This time I slowed down very carefully, opened the window and grabbed my camera again. I made a few photo’s and one came out not too bad at all, given the distance it was taken from. This young bear was curious and looked up when I took the photo. YAY! This is my first time ever that I could make a photo of a wild bear. It was very exiting! It ran off fast into the bush when it noticed me. The bears here are very shy. I was SO happy and kept my fingers crossed that the photo would come out clear. And it did.
I arrived at the acreage and Taz came running from the woods behind the small pasture. She seems to like hanging out there. It was a long walk for her to the yard. Being outside here is SO good for her. She is loosing weight and is doing great. She is playful and moves faster then she did when she first got at the acreage. Dizzy is adjusting really good in being a farm cat. It’s in her blood. She hunts small and big bugs, and eat whatever taste good. LOL She comes running as soon I call her, and right away I feed both cats and give them fresh water. After they eat, they want some loving, but soon Taz will walk off to find a nice cool spot for a nap and Dizzy starts to run after bugs or running up the beams of the cabin. She loves to play. I drank my coffee and got to work.
I watered my garden first. I soaked everything really good. After that the driveway needed to be mowed. Paul had started the mower before , as it stopped working when I wanted to do some mowing last week. But he had no problem and when I started it, it worked just fine. Scruffy ran next to the mower,and only stopped to ‘smell the roses’. Hahaha! I think I mowed for 1.5 hour and all that time Scruffy stayed close by, running up and down with me. When I finished and came back at the yard, she had a good drink and then laid down behind the truck and was definitely over tired. She was panting so fast and then I knew I should get her in the truck with the air conditioner on as soon as possible. It was very warm weather and I didn’t want her to get sick from exhaustion. Once she was in the truck in a cooler environment, she calmed down. I put the tractor away, and petted Taz. Dizzy was no where to see. Probably hiding because of the tractor noises.
Yesterday Paul and I went together to the cabin. I wanted to take the scaffold back and also the large folding tables. We will have a yard sale this weekend. I have so much stuff that I need to get rid off. I can’t take it to the cabin so better sell it. For that reason we need the folding tables. I needed his help because the scaffold is heavy and so are the tables. I watered my garden again. Now it is good for 2 days. Paul loaded the scaffold and the tables. We talked, measured and planned about building the interior walls that will divide the bedroom and bathroom. It is not hard to do these walls. I have lots of wood to do this and I probably can do that myself. Just a matter of measuring, cutting and nailing. Can’t wait to start with that. I want to use sliding doors to the bathroom and bedroom. Anything to save space.
When we drove home, Paul said to me he really likes to work on the cabin and be at the acreage. I was so happy to hear this. It’s nice to see a young person enjoying and appreciating nature and building something with their own hands. Very important skills to have these days. You never know when you will need them. I’m pretty sure next year we will build another tiny cabin.
I had some good talks on the cabin forum where a few people helped me with advice about how to close up the gaps of the rafters of my roof. They also help me to understand all the terms that are used in the ‘building world’. LOL The crew should have enclosed the whole cabin, but they did not, so now I have to this myself. Important part is that there need to be space to breath for the insulation. People showed me photo’s and pictures to help me understand how to put boards between the rafters and walls. Soon I will start with this. YAY!