Sunday, December 28, 2014
Sunday Reading - Work Continues, Duties Increase
It doesn't help that the walls are not a standard 8 foot high or that the electrical boxes are all placed so it requires a lot of extra measuring but I actually got the first two sheets hung this afternoon. I wanted her to go with OBS boards but she found some paneling she really liked that came out cheaper, there was also so much in stock that I imagine if I screw up a piece we can replace it easily.
Just to get the wall coverings this morning required me to unload the firewood from the truck, clean out the bed because we can't use her truck due to the 5th wheel hitch in the middle, pick up the paneling, unload, then I had to split another load of wood for the cold front moving in this week.
On top of finishing out this mini-retirement home however I have had to take on several other new duties. With this break up finally entering the end stage it has fallen to me to take care of all the animals morning and evening now. Before Mom and Step Dad did the feeding unless it was bad weather or the occasional scheduling conflict but now it's all on me. The 20-some-odd yearlings are pretty easy as they have round bales they munch on but the 18 ewes and 2 rams require morning and evening hay forking. Not a huge time sink but it all adds up.
The other problem I have is moving the round bales. They are not the huge 8 foot bales only the smaller 5 foot ones but I am pretty sure I am not going to be able to move them with the 8N. I am going to try once I have some time but until then I been having the neighbor move em but that requires a bit of time coordinating. As I have said I hope the round bale issue becomes a non-problem after this Winter when I plan to go back to all small square bales but for now I have what I have.
I still have all the other duties as well. Keeping up with the firewood, miscellaneous repairs etc. but until I get this little cabin finished there isn't much room for anything else including blogging, at least interesting blogging anyway :)
If I hurry and work stays slow I may be able to get the walls finished by New Years though so there is some hope.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!
Edit: I added in a You Tibe video of a guy moving round bales with his 8N