Yard Work

10:30 AM and a sunny warm 51°F and rising fast.
I have half my yard work done and hauled to the burn pile. Trying to do as much as I can in the open non-snowy spots. I have to roll it down early before the snow gets too soft to pull the cart over it, as the snow can still be close to 2 feet deep in areas.

Update 3:15 PM – Well, I got quite a bit done today, on a day I didn’t know what I was going to do. I got an area that needed weeding and cleaning since moving here, the pile from earlier, and raked up some sections of the back yard that didn’t have snow but did have quite a bit ( a winter’s worth) of dog shit and bird seed shells. I even got the lawn tractor out to cut down some weeds in the earlier spot that needed cleaning up.
Not much more I can do at this point in time, too much snow on the ground. Either way, was a pretty productive day and I feel good about it. Tomorrow I think I’ll go check out a waterfall or two.

Path down to burn pile

Snow depth of 22.5″ at the burn pile

Garbage News

Yeah, news about garbage. To make a long story a little shorter, I have an out building (barn) full of household trash/garbage. Now the reason for this is part laziness and part no garbage pickup in this area. So since owning the place, we started out just being here every other weekend, so we just put the garbage in the barn. Then we moved here and kept forgetting that Saturday is the day to take the garbage down the road to where a truck is for a couple hours for everyone in the area to drop off their garbage at $2.00 a bag. So as time went on, the garbage was piling up, and up. Well, after calling many places for either curb-side pickup or dumpster drop-off, everyone said no, they don’t do that. So today thought I’d call KBIC again to see if they would/could do something for me, and they said yes. Yay! They can’t drop a dumpster off until the first week in May, but that’s fine, it give the ground some time to dry and firm up where it will be place. The real good thing is the price, $100 total for the drop-off and pickup.
This is the best news I’ve had in close to a year.

Grizwald – Update

Griz has been going outside the past couple days through the front, unfenced driveway, in fact, he seems quite happy about it. I think he may have had a small stroke that is affecting he leg, he tends to drag it a little, but when he’s outside and moving more, he does swing it a bit and walks better. I know his time here is limited, but I would like him to make it into summer so he can enjoy walking a little in the tall grasses and such, he loves that so much. Now that he’s going out more, he does seem happier.

Grizwald – He never has liked his picture taken, and his face here shows it.

Grizwald, He’s Breaking My Heart

I don’t know what to do, I’m heart broken. Griz isn’t doing very well. He has problems walking and drags his  back left foot. I know the foot was hurting him a while ago, but it seems like he has no control of it, or at least very little. Many times when he steps on it, it’s folded under and he stepping on the top of the foot. He doesn’t want to go outside now either, I think it’s because it’s hard for him to walk on the crusty icy snow. Griz has shit twice now in the house, and now today for the first time he wouldn’t go out after dinner.
I can’t finish this, I’m crying too much…

Grizwald, also known as Super Griz