2007-07-11

Geeze Gazebo



Geeze, it is time to start working on the Gazebo. The mood to break out the power tools is finally starting to keep me awake at nights. The plans are laid, the "hoss trailer" will be my mobile construction tool shop(if the Belguim mare does not fit), the crews have been trained on the proper way to hammer and even use a saw. I am sure that the contractor, "Eagle and Calves Construction" will do a good job. Tomorrow, the agenda may include making a trip north to pick up a load of sticks, with a six foot bed, I am sure that a six foot overhang is not illegal as long as it is flagged. I did have an architect do a floor plan and artistic impression of the finished product for your information and approval, not that it really matters! After further review of the HITW long range plan and the construction of an addition on my shop to serve as a "fishing tackle room", the next major step is to build a staircase from the Eagle Nest into the HITW with several "resting landings" to break up the number of steps, it may be a project that is put off until spring and less foliage to contend with. The Gazebo is first and within the next week to ten days, we should be sitting around a cozy fire and listening to the raindrops beat upon the roof - hope it doesn't leak! But, that is why "Blue Duck" invented the tarp. Other news in the HITW, the beach flowers at the Wolf Den have gone crazy with erotic flowers sprouting up all over the place - my weed whacker may have to be put to use. The flowering bushes that was placed into the landscaping scheme this spring have all survived and some of them even have leaves on them already. The resident squirrel had a very serious accident, he jumped into the garbage can to get something to chew on and found it to contain only several inches of rain water. Not wearing a PFD (personal flotation device) nor a good swimmer, he succumbed to drowning, only to be discovered by Golden Grannie a few days later. I did skin him out and have his hide stretched on the side of the Wolf Den for drying. I figured if we ever had a "Squirrel Clan" it would come in handy as a loin cloth. The"Duck House" is empty, those little germs that the Plumma gave me devoured everything. I would guess that in a matter of a couple of weeks, we will see a little more activity at the HITW with the Bear Clan visiting on a regular basis to do a little Silver Salmon fishing. Did I tell you that I am now enjoying my first batch of "fresh smoked Silver Salmon" or the fact that I now have twenty (20) cartons of fresh salmon eggs prepped and ready for Silver Salmon season. I did fail to mention in my last posting pertaining to the erection of our sign, while landscaping around the area, I discovered what a lot of people were looking for when the HITW was first developed. One scoop of dirt, and there it was, don't know how long or deep the vein is, but it looks really good. Currently waiting for an assay report.

6 comments:

Shana said...

Stike gold in them there hills...?Never know...Keith may want to go South...he would pay gas...hmmm..maybe I will get two more trips in...if not...I will definitely be down for the last two weeks of August...

JD Plumma said...

Sounds like it's time to take a week off and buy a shovel and dredge....good to hear the little, boxed, critters ate s#@t and died - we may never have to move the structure.

Stan said...

Steady rain most of the night, continues to drizzle, "pick up sticks" concept being delayed for better weather conditions. First day on the job and we are already behind schedule!

Heidi said...

How are you gonna get our 4 posts turned in to that photo? I have 3 wolf cubs that want to help. I will send them south with Dana! Love you!

Stan said...

Hey, any size of working crew will work, lots of rocks to haul, painting, staining, weed whacking, gravel tohaul, etc - they could have a great vacation.

Stan said...

Hey, those four posts are the critical point to the foundation, you will not even recognize them as posts when all of the artistic whittling is done!

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