It's Halloween afternoon and we are sitting in the Calgary airport waiting for our flight back to Phoenix. It's been a busy month at home and lots was accomplished due to our beautiful October weather. October is usually rainy in Terrace but....not this year. The fall colours were outstanding and lasted almost the whole time we were home. I managed to put all my perennial gardens to bed and...got almost all the leaves mowed up with my riding mower and put back on the beds as mulch.
Eric spent his time at home removing the old 1980s pasture cross fences. He wanted to get it done before the posts completely rotted and had to be dug out. A big job as there was over a 1000 feet to do. Remove staples, pull posts, fill holes and roll up the wire. Initially he had hand split about 750 cedar posts from trees cut on the property so they lasted a long time.
Tractor ready to pull posts with a chain that I wrap around.
This field is damp and Eric didn’t mow the reed canary grass that grows so well there. Tall!
Heading down the line.
Lots of posts to pick up and lots of holes to fill. After this fence line the ones you can see to the right and left of the barn in the distance were also removed.
Don’t I look snazzy with my typical outdoor gear on!
Looking back at the house from where we are working.
We feel like everything is in good shape for our return in the spring.
Yesterday we did the house shut down...drained and blew out water lines, antifreeze in dishwasher and washing machine pumps as well as all drains. We don't leave heat on in the house so everything freezes. We took all leftover food to our daughter's last night and she fed us a nice Mexican taco dinner of Pacific coast halibut and then we spent the night. This morning she took us to the airport and...here we are. Into Phoenix tonight where we will stay for a couple of days before heading south to Why, AZ. I’ll stock up the RV before we go and when we get to Why Eric will fix our leaking sewer valve. The worry is that the liquid leaked out while we were away and…the solids that were left behind have dried out and blocked the sewer outlet at the base of the black tank.
Plan for the worst and….hope for the best.
To be continued….