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Old 12-10-2016, 11:53 PM
crackergirl Female crackergirl is offline
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Default The Old School Outfit

So, we got the place bought, a house, two acres, really overgrown, two sheds and a barn.
I am up here on my own with DS. Spent today cleaning the tool shed, found four gizmos, don't know what they are. Look like edgers, but with two right angles. Can't get the pictures to post.
Day off tomorrow, going into town for some supplies and eat out. Rest up. Then clean out the second shed Monday in between going to the bank and post office. Always something. And loving every minute of it!
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:24 PM
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Default Progress and setbacks

Got the second shed cleaned out, should be ready for hens just after Christmas. But walked the property again, depressed by the overgrowth. Greenbriar everywhere, dead or downed trees on the fences. And the big barn still to get to, clean that out.
I have begun painting in the house, and found a great enamel pan in the barn that I will put to good use during canning season.
More tomorrow.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:20 PM
CountryMom22 Female CountryMom22 is offline
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Congrats crackergirl! I know you're starting to feel overwhelmed with all the things on your To Do List. Just slow down and take one step at a time. It's too easy to get a lot of things started and not any finished. This isn't just about the final outcome, remember to enjoy the journey.

I'll look forward to your posts, and pictures whenever you can get some to post.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:20 PM
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At least it isn't planting season, so you've got plenty of time 'til then to get it done. Good luck with the new adventure.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:28 PM
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One big advantage to cleaning out your sheds in the winter months is less chance of disturbing creeping & slithering things, but go slow and be vigilant just as a precaution.

Best of luck with your new surroundings.
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