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May Day

The day started out a bit cool but about perfect for sitting outside with a mug of hot coffee.  While debating if it was worth starting a fire in the house or not I got to watch the humming birds come in.

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Of course they had to argue a little of who had rights to the feeder.  They buzzed around so fast it was hard to even see where they were going.

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James and I went up the road to help the neighbour before we set to work on our own projects. The main goal of the day was to get the plumbing in place to get the water to the house.

may 2015 004We lifted the barrel higher than it was originally to try and improve the water pressure but we still didn’t get as much as we wanted, certainly not enough to get my hair clean in a shower, so the 12 volt pump was inserted into the line.

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The water goes down and around the window garden.  They will be wrapped in foam and hopefully the front green house will be in by this fall and the water system further protected but if not, it will have to be all drained.

may 2015 006The old water line is all connected, the hot line is not in yet, but that will be a project for next weekend.

may 2015 008While cleaning up I went ahead and put the doors on the front and closed the ends quickly. They need a little trimming but for now it closes in the end.  Nights are still getting frosty so the little garden is still covered.  The plants that were put in are doing great and today the radishes started to show up.  Maybe by tomorrow the peas will pop up their heads as well.  Spring is definitely here and progress is starting to be made.

Is that rocks I see?

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After several days of very spring like weather with temperatures nearing 60 degrees, the ice has finally begun to melt. Today we could see rocks!

feb 2015 007Mornings have been a bit chilly but I have not had to build a fire in THREE days!

feb 2015 009The ice is still thick though and remains.  Water has flowed down the driveway for days but Ii am still unable to drive up it.  If the weather holds up for a few more days I might just be able to make it.

feb 2015 011The sky has been blue today.  The birds are beginning to return, the robins have been seen and spring time springs have been begun to flow higher up the mountains.  If Have seen buds on some of the younger trees and little green plants are starting to poke up through the forest floor cover.  As wonderful as it is if we do not get more snow and more winter the forest fires this summer will be horrific.  I cant wait to get to work on the garden beds, to walk on dirt that is not covered in ice and get plants in my hands, but I really hope we get more moisture.