We finally have our frost and fall weather. It's been very nice actually, but brisk at times.
|Spot spends a lot of her time laying in this sunny spot by the garden.|
Kevin is working on a pretty big project, which is putting in new waterline from the outdoor furnace to the house. This is actually two lines, one to run the really hot water from the furnace to the house to be circulated around through the rooms, and another to return the cooled water to the furnace to be reheated. The two lines are encased in a protective foam layer and then plastic. Step one was to rip up part of the deck and dig down along the basement wall to where this needs to go through. Step two was making a new hole in the poured concrete wall... pretty hard work! Kevin decided the hole needed to be the size of a Folgers can, so that is what it is currently plugged with.
|The opening in the deck and the new hole... pretty cramped quarters for digging, drilling, and chiseling.|
|The inside view, plugged by the coffee can.|
The title of this post is referring to a couple of lost dogs. Here is the abbreviated story: We woke up in the night either late on Friday or very early on Saturday to barking. Two dogs were here and were looking for something to eat and seemed to want in the house. They were very nice hunting dogs and we assumed (incorrectly as it turned out) that they had gotten lost when out hunting on the state land behind us. We put the word out that we had a couple of found dogs.
These were really nice dogs. There was just one problem, and a pretty major one. The young dog just didn't know better and before we knew it got into the chicken pen and injured a hen so badly that Kevin had to put it down. I reinforced the gate, but this morning he found a weak spot in the fence and I lost three more of my gals, including two of my new pullets. I know he didn't know better but that doesn't make me feel any better about it.
The story has a happy ending, for the dogs anyway. Turns out they belongs to some folks who live about three miles away, but not that far as the crow flies. They are now back home where they belong.
So, anyway, that was our weekend. Be well folks, and keep your gates latched tight and fences in good repair.