Back to the Farm

after a nice Thanksgiving break.

Tom has been working on putting a roof over our trailer.  We use this trailer for storage and projects like pressing apples and drying wool fleeces.  But after the spruce tree fell on it, we needed a new roof.  We had used a tarp, but it has failed so this became urgent.  Ryeleigh has been helping.

Ryeleigh helping Tom work on new roof

And here is this section of roofing completed  

trailer roof

Another view.  

trailer roof 2

Yesterday there was some minor flooding in our fields but nothing more so far.  

minor flooding

The yarn I put up in front of the barn completely collapsed in the windstorms.  

yarn on ground

The yarns in the back of the barn are still intact.

back of barn yarns

I have been restacking and moving the hay bales in the hay barn trying to save them from upcoming floodwaters.  I put some on plastic as an extra barrier against moisture.

restacked hay bales

Tom bought some colorful nylon string so I ran that in front of the barn today.  Hopefully it lasts and scares the hawks.  

string

Meanwhile the trailer had sprung another leak just past where Tom had built the roof.  We think his walking on the trailer’s roof had contributed.  So in a torrential downpour he put a new tarp up.  I helped by bringing old tires to the roof to hold the tarp down.  So far it is helping keep the rain out.

Tom tarping trailer

It is always something.

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4 Responses to Back to the Farm

  1. Washe Koda says:

    Wow 😲 I hope you kids don’t have to build an ark ❗️

  2. Jeanne says:

    I really hope things settle down for you and Tom! You’ve already had enough, i think!
    Do you think the colorful nylon string is going to be effective? I hope so.

    • Donna says:

      We do too. So far the flood waters have stayed out of the barn. The string is at least up. I had to chase two hens back to the stringed area yesterday though. So we need the fence posts with streamers next.

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