Friday we had a mild night frost. In the yard the grass had this beautiful white blanket and the air felt so fresh! I love those first frosty mornings. At the tin roof of the cabin, moist froze but the sun was warming it up and it all started to melt. It was like it was raining very local. Hahaha!
It was 1 c in the cabin, so I got the woodstove going. I went outside to get some more wood and the smoke of the chimney made a nice contrast against the blue sky. The moon was setting. Strange to see the moon and the sun at the same time, but it happens sometimes. While the cabin was warming up I sawed some long thinner pieces of old wood into shorter pieces. What a great exercise!
Paul came later and we started working in the cabin, where it was now a pleasant 17 c. I didn’t put any wood on the fire anymore but let it slowly go down. It was the perfect temperature to work in. We had finished the two by fours earlier in the week as far we could go. The last two we will do once the chimney top part is covered. We had started with the wall covering of the bedroom. It wasn’t easy to line the osb sheets up so it isn’t perfect but it is good enough for me. In the future it will be covered with pine and then you can’t see it anymore. After we had a few pieces up, we put sheets down for the floor. We need to make a wall for the bedroom and bathroom, but before we can do that, we have to have the walls and floor done on this side. Before we knew it was later in the afternoon and we quit for the day.
This weekend I spend time to clean out the trailer. I put the trailer for sale. I won’t need it anymore now I have the cabin. The trailer was a big job, because there is so much stuff in there that I had to organize. Tools, horse stuff, kitchen things, books and decoration......what a lot of stuff someone collects over the years. A lot of stuff was garbage and a lot of things didn’t belong in the trailer but in the shed. LOL It is all clean again now and all the things I will need in the cabin are packed.
Last week I picked the corn. At home I cleaned them, took the leafs off it. And wow, what a beautiful corn I got! They are very tiny, but I don’t mind. They are amazing! I want to save the seeds for next year so now I’m drying them. I couldn’t let them dry on the stalks, because it got very wet in the garden and the cobs were too close to the soil. I got a second sunflower blooming! Lots are getting very close to blooming. Very late in the year but I hope they will make it.
Saturday I went to the well to get water again for the horses. It was busy at the well. A big semi and another truck. The man of the truck said I could go ahead of him. So kind!! The semi was using the big hose, and I only needed the small hose. I couldn’t back up to the small hose though, because the semi was in the way. Oh well, I just had to carry the bottles to the hose and when full, carry them back to the truck. While I was filling up, the man of the semi started to help me carrying the very heavy bottles to the truck. That was SO nice! I think I thanked him 6 times. LOL I was so grateful, because to carry one or two bottles is not so bad. But 8 bottles....whew! Back in the yard, I filled up the water bowl with all the bottles. They are good for a while again.