Thursday, 16 May 2019

Yard works

Firstly, kitchenworks: the right side of the handle on the stove fell off while I was checking dinner.
For some dumb reason I thought that the screw had been sheared off, and closed the door and took off the handle. MISTAKE. The front separated from the metal part of the door. I left it to cook until all was done. Turns out the one screw was loose, and let go. It was tricky, but I managed to get it back together, screwed back in, with hubby's help to hold key parts. sigh.

Yard works

It's been fine weather for ducks. It's cold for us humans, however, and too wet. There is still flooding all along the Ottawa River: Flooding in Ontario.

The ferns are pretty happy, as well as the ducks. Cool and wet.

The hummingbirds have been wonderful to see.

This tree had fallen over April 21st. I decided it was time to move it. Too heavy, I had to chop it into pieces. I sharpened my axe and went to it. It's hard work for an old f@rt!  My arms feel good, though.

It took me four days, but I finally chopped up the dead tree enough to get it off of my garden and off the lawn. That axe is amazing. I didn't want to use the skilsaw, as it gives me carpal tunnel syndrome! 

We have so many dead elms from Dutch Elm Disease. 

In the backyard... can you see them?

Good little groundskeepers!
Young bucks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


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Kathy G said...

I hope your oven is permanently fixed.

Anvilcloud said...

Congrats on fixing what you break. It's a skill. :)

Karen said...

Sweet! Hummers are back here too

DeniseinVA said...

Impressive fixing your oven Jenn. I'm also impressed how you tackled the tree. Sweet deer photos and video too.

RedPat said...

I love to see the hummingbirds but haven't yet this year!

Nancy J said...

Tree felling!!!! That is truly too hard work for you, well done. Love the greenery popping up and the young deer, they know a great place to live and rest.

William Kendall said...

It's quite something to be able to watch deer.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely deer!

Olga said...

A beautiful property you have there!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the photos and great to see the deer so close. Like you I am thinking it's still too cold and wet to garden, but needs must as they say, so I had better get on with it!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow! Well done on fixing your oven.

Love the hummingbird and the deer, such lovely photographs.

I do hope all the rain goes soon and you have a good spell of weather.

All the best Jan

Kay said...

I love your photos of the hummingbirds. I used to always wish we had them in Illinois.