Progress around the Barn

As the augers were hauled away and that area cleaned up we could finally rearrange equipment, get rid of stuff and create more order. On this Halloween day, we made a lot of progress. Used Fergie and the boom to move the platform Frank built for Dad (for the back door wheelchair ramp) from the […]

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Sept. 2nd-The Lexus and TS Gordon

This week had three major purposes: to haul the Lexus from Houston; to see the gutters installed just before the patios were installed; start the patios completing the one outside the kitchen. Sunday – Arrived and unloaded putting the car in the carport for the first time. Monday – Returned the UHaul Car Transport and […]

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Memorial Day 2017

This long holiday weekend began on an almost cool Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017. Thursday and Friday was also cool but warming up. By Friday afternoon: Mary weeded the front beds while Tom installed the new mower deck belt and ignition switch on the JD Lawn Tractor, greased the blade arbor shafts and adjusted the mower […]

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2016 Christmas Week

Driskels have planted grass in the cotton stubble and the field is green. Mobile Gas has buried the exposed yellow gas line at the driveway into the pond field. Orange locate paint and flags locating the ATT buried cable were still in place along the fence about 12-18″ toward to pavement. Roses are blooming still […]

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Thanksgiving 2016

Very white field of cotton, a new well and cutting down all the Chinese tallow in the little pond are the high lites of this holiday. Wednesday, 11/23/16 – Moved the lumber from the grain bin to pole barn and added what we hauled in. Rearranged the grain bin and added two 4×8 sheets of […]

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The New Water Well

Dad’s shallow well pump finally quit and we have also had trouble with it loosing prime due to decay in the well tip and screen. Rather than replace it, and still have only the low capacity shallow well, we hired Edwin Williams/Bay Water Well to install a 4″ casing with a submersible 25 GPM pump. […]

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Memorial Day 2016

Very pleased that the Chinese Tallow trees across the small pond and the large pond are almost all dead. Only a little green in the tops. Friday, 9/2/16, afternoon weeded beds and began yard work. There are a lot of high weeds in the ditch and in all the  places we sprayed. Disappointing as many […]

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July 4, 2016 Work Week

The week began the afternoon of Saturday, July 2, 2016. Saturday & Sunday During the night two 2″ diameter limbs fell out of the pecan tree next to the yard and second tree from the road. Edged and trimed yard and road’s ditch banks. Picked up limbs and cleaned up for family gathering Sunday afternoon. […]

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July 4th, 2015 Work Week

Ted had pushed up the rotten stumps along the barn yard fence, leveled the old burn pile location and mowed the fields. There are many blue berries (50% ripe), figs (beginning to ripen) and sand pears that are not ripe. Peanuts are looking good and have hidden half the row of dirt. Crepe myrtles planted […]

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