Sunday, February 24, 2013

For a change . . . .

. . . . we got 12 more inches of Al Gores BS today . . . .  the wet and heavy kind
Annie shoveled the deck and a path to the garage. . . . the look on her face says it all. Note the bracing on the fence behind her.. Despite my repairs last fall three posts managed to snap off at ground level once again in a windstorm about a  month ago.
I cleared the driveway
Miserable looking garbage
Took a couple of hours with the snow blower to clear the driveway and a path around the house.
even the one lonesome dove was looking forlorn as it picked through the snow for some seed.
To cheer up the dreary day I made an attempt at making some Ciabatta
The results were quite good washed down with a good bitter .
Beer and fresh baked bread, what could be better?


  1. Like the bread and brew. You can keep the snow! :-)

  2. Man it must get windy there to break your post off like that. Bread and beer sounds like a good way to beat the cold

    1. The posts are pressure treated 4x6 inches thick. I tar the bottom 2 feet before putting them in the ground. Not sure if those are the ones I put in or older ones as I repainted them all last fall. I think the problem is with time the posts absorb water, that spot is a natural water shed for the hillside up beyond us and come wintertime the waterlogged posts freeze hard and become quite brittle. A good blow snaps them off at ground level. We have a few good storms with winds over 60 mph. The fence segments act like a really big sail. And I imagine there is a lot of pressure on those posts when the wind kicks up. I need to find a better solution to keep them from breaking. Need to keep the barrier up between me and the crack junkie that lives on the other side of the fence. Otherwise she is likely to use my yard as a circuit for 4 wheeler as she does with her own back yard.

  3. I haven't seen snow in years.

    I haven't had a pint of bitter in years.

    I haven't eaten decent bread in years.

    If I promise to shovel your driveways and yard clear and fix the fence, can I come and stay with you for a bit?

    1. ha ha ha you bet..if you want to make the journey all the way from Luanda.. And you can use the snow-blower instead of the shovel...I'll keep you in good beer and home made bread till you get sick of the snow.... I write this as I sit here nursing a twisted back from shoveling the wet heavy sloppy muck that descended upon us Sunday last week.