Monthly Archives: February 2018

Snow day!!!!!

This morning we woke up expecting to see snow on the ground but the sun was shining. As we ate breakfast we watched the clouds roll in and BAM! It started to snow. http://dead-wood-ranch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_0342.mov

More crates arrived so it was a perfect staining day.

That makes 52 wooden crates martin and I stained for my sewing studio.

After a morning of staining, Martin ventured out to clean the snow off the solar panels and I found icicles.

On the panels!

On Martin’s clean truck!

Hanging tight to the gator!

On the tractor!

Up high the Dish displays its masterpiece.

Needs an icicle for your drink? Have a seat and break one off!

On the picnic table I found one for everyone!

The children were busy doing nothing.

The fireplace is going strong today. So now I think it is a perfect day to make a banana bread.

Till next time…….

Joyce

Snow Day!!!!

This morning we woke up to another 2-1/2″ of snow.

So what do ya do? Make a big breakfast. Homemade hash browns, leftover sausage gravy topped with a fried egg.

Heart attack on a plate. Yummy!

We went outside to clean off the solar panels.

Even though there is little sun we still get power with cleaned off panels.

The children went outside to play.

The roof has a nice layer of snow which equals more water.

This is our high tech gauge. The black mark is the full mark. So we have one more board to go before we will have to dump water.

We walked up the hill to uncover the hose to the outdoor shower. If the sun comes out enough today we can shower. If not we wait till tomorrow.

With a high of 36 degrees our chances do not look good.

After living in the heat of Arizona for many years we are enjoying the colder weather. In Arizona you worked around the heat and the same thing but total opposite. We wanted to work on the shower but cutting tile outside in this weather would be crazy. So we wait for another day. Today we will continue working in my storage area.

Till next time……..brrrrrr

Joyce.

Happy Snow Days…..

Winter is upon us.

We just love going for a walk when it is snowing. This is the deck on the knoll.

Martin made his first snowman.

Just the perfect snow.

Kansas is like, “Really dad, we have a trail to hit.”

It just never gets old.

Kitty was interested but said, “Not today.”

After getting home from our quick trip to California, Martin brought home the bug. So while I was finishing my work he rested.

Yes he rested by building his desk.

Just a few hours of work a day.

Screwing!

Painting! Which he does not like to do.

Ta…….Da…….

This is such a big step. No computer on his desk. No printer on his desk. Lots of room for him to do whatever he wants on his desk.

With another snow fall it was a perfect time to finally burn our huge burn pile. 2×4’s, 4×4’s, plywood, 6×6’s and all the other scraps from the build.

It burned all afternoon and by morning is was all gone.

With the nice wet snowy weather driving to the Post Office leaves your truck a new color!

3″ of snow equals water in the tanks.

And 3″ of snow equaled a leak in the house. A whole pot of water came in. One of our penetrations for our wood stove decided to leak. Luckily we did not put insulation or the ceiling up so as soon as it dried out on the roof Martin went up and added more screws and goop! Fixed!

Our girl loves the snow. She says, “The more snow the more fun!”

I have completed my work for the season so now I have some time off.

With Martin not feeling well he still mustarded up a little energy to start finishing up my storage area. It needed insulation, wiring for the light and tin for the ceiling. This project will be finished another day.

I was able to take the time to unpack some boxes today.

I waited for 8 months to do this. Step by step!

Hopefully tomorrow my hubby feels a little better.

Till next time…..

Joyce.

Such a sad weekend…..

Martin and I had a classmate from high school pass away. He battled cancer for 35 years.

Some of our classmates and spouses met for dinner and reflection at Tina’s Hangertown.

Monday was the celebration of life and Jeff VonEsson was loved by many. He will be truly missed.

On the way home we stopped to walk Kansas.

And for some drone flying.

Martin will be posting his films on his Facebook page Pie Town Aerial. Gotta check it out.

He flew here at the bottom of the Salt River Canyon.

While he was busy I shot these.

Mother Nature truly is amazing. We appreciate her and then when we see how people treat her it really upsets us. At this stop trash everywhere. Cans, plastic bottles, paper wrappers and even a bed sheet. Breaks my heart.

Just few of pictures of some of the cool rock formations you see through the canyon.

We finally are home now. We are exhausted but so thankful we went to the service.

Till next time……

Joyce

Happy Saturday to us….

I have been so busy working but today I was able to take the day off.

We slept in till 8:30am. Yep you heard that right. Totally not the norm. After a nice late breakfast we began our day.

Martin waterproofed the shower.

This membrane is not only a paint on membrane but all so pretty.

Martin is applying the second coat.

He has one more coat to go. You know what that means? We can start tiling in the morning! Wahooooo!

Martin is ready to build his desk so before he can do that I needed to grout the rock wall. So this was my job today.

I mixed the grout then just pushed and massaged in the gooooo. I used a paint brush to smooth and press the grout into the rocks. A lot of washing comes next.

When the sealer is applied the colors will shine.

This week was the big beautiful blue moon.

Hummmmm I never did see the blue!

I needed a new mouse pad for my embroidery station and my handsome husband surprised me with this!

Martin has been helping our neighbor, Frank, upgrade his solar system. They could be found enjoying a cold one after a long day.

Till next time……

Joyce.