Yep you guessed it. Rained here all day again. Oh well had a dry summer so the old trees and thing needs to store up for winter. Reason for everything they say. Temperatures got up to 45 today with winds out of the NW, light. I had about four cords of white oak that I got from a good friend a couple years ago so put it in the basement for winter. I don’t know about that stuff as it just wouldn’t burn. It was dry enough but just wouldn’t burn. After burning firewood for heat for over fifty years never had such a thing. So I came up with a plan today. Went out to the wood shed and brought in my splitting ax and went to work. Managed to split the whole four cords so I got to tell you there should be no problem now with burning it. Should be good enough for kindling, just kindin. On another note the leaves off all the hardwoods have pretty well had their day. Sure was pretty this Fall taking them all in. One thing about up here we have about two scenes to take in. First the Maples come on with all their splendor, then the white birch and tamarack start loosing their leaves and needles. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Talk Later.
Well had a pretty good day here for a change, weather wise. Temperatures got up to around 60 most the day. Also had sunshine for most the day too. Later in the afternoon I looked up in the sky and seen some Mares Tails, which in other words is clouds that looks like a Mares Tail. That is a sure sign that rain is on the way in the next 24 hours or so. Also the old weathers stick is pointed down so another sign of rain. One doesn’t really need to watch the weather on TV to find out what the weather will be if he or she just pays a bit of attention to the sky and different things around them. Old ways but good ways. Winds today were from the SW light. Also the moon was full the past day or so, or almost, so this time of year with the full moon the weather usually changes, which is usually colder. So far this year we have had around three good frosts. Got the old wood furnace going here all day today and it sure feels good. Takes the dampness right out of the old bones. Talk soon.
Well got up early here today and sure glad I got most all the outside work done yesterday as temperature has dropped quite a bit. Temperatures today are around 47 degrees, cloudy and rain. Winds from the NW. So decided on staying inside for today. Wifes brother is in for a visit and being an electrician he is going to do some work for us. Got the old wood furnace going today again. Sure feels good too. One thing about wood heat takes the cold right out of ones body. We have an old gravity fed furnace and it can take a good size log. Burning old white oak right now as it don’t throw off as much heat as the Ash or Maple. Saving the good stuff for when the temperatures really drop. Looked out today after cleaning up the leaves and things yesterday and one wouldn’t know he did it. Oh well will more leaves for the gardens later on. Might get another chance to clean them up if not they will be there in the spring. Still got to plant my garlic yet but got the ground ready for it. Maybe next week.
Well Still raining here as it has been for the past week or so. Calling for a bit of sunshine for tomorrow so got my fingers crossed. I do got some garden work to do yet with covering the berries with straw and working in the leaves and some more straw into the vegetable gardens. I got out my old tiller last week so it will make things easier. Once and awhile I like to use the shovel and turn it all over but now that I am getting a weeee bit older I am finding the tiller is a bit easier. Got the old wood furnace going here today again. Started early this season burning wood but it sure feels good. I also filled up the oil tank as a back up so that should last us around two years or so. This morning I have been working on another short story for my column and just about got it finished so if things go right might get to starting another one this afternoon. Talk later.
Well got up this morning to the first heavy frost. Guess I should have covered up the strawberries last night. OH well they will survive I am sure. I do got some leaves so will throw them around the plants some time today. Sunny here this morning and temperatures are at 32 degrees F. I still go by the old scale. For those that is interested you can have a look at the weather station on the net its located at: http://weather.theoldcraftsman.com Data is uploaded around every ten minutes or so. It is also a good time for one to plant their garlic for next summer. I got to go