Monday, July 20, 2009

This started quite a while ago

Annoying feature of blogs is that they run backwords so click on this. Tiny Cabin in the Woods: This started awhile ago.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Walking in the lower pasture, I found this young fawn lying motionless. Even when I bent down to its level, it didn't move. After a little while, it got uneasy and bleated once then ran off. I flushed an adult deer near that location later. That could be its mom. There is a tick above its eye.


1. hung a clothesline between two cedar trees.
2. bathed twice in the kiddee pool with warm water
3. sprayed lots of sweetgum trees and multiflora rose with "Remedy" herbicide
4. met with the NRCS people. Don't think I'll sign my farm up for the WHIP program (Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program). While it is true that the federal government will assist me with expenses, I am not sure that I want the pressure of their oversight. I need to think more about this.
5. went birding with Joe Neal, Lance and Leslie Peacock, Becky Wheeler and others to learn about nesting forest birds in the area. Learned so much my head aches.
6. Still don't have my chimney or bathtub installed.
7. I think that lining the exterior door will make it look better.

Fawn , originally uploaded by bouteloua.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Burning the lower field

Burning the lower field
Originally uploaded by bouteloua
This is in a tight little canyon with creeks on either side. After the fire, I walked the fields and threw native warm season grass and forb seed on the burned part. Then like a miracle, a sweet springtime rain fell.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cabin projects

Just because we are in love with our yearling horse and have to see him daily, we have not worked on any cabin construction projects. This is about to change.

Here is the list:

1. Install heating wire on exposed water pipes so they don't freeze like last winter.

2. Haul the last gable window into place.

3. Assemble the chimney for the wood stove.

4. Cut trees in overgrown pasture.

5. Plant native grasses and forbs.

6. Complete installation of whirpool tick-pickin' tub.

7. Fix pex plumbing.

8. Repair leaky spray in sink.

9. Stack firewood.

10. Haul small refrigerator to cabin.

That is one day's projects. More later.