Holiday projects…

I had a nice Christmas break but like many, if I don’t leave home, I keep finding small projects on which to work.  Over Christmas, I had a few key things to go.  First off, was to create a weight for the back of the truck, a vehicle useless beyond belief in even the thinnest snowfall.  A few measurements and some concrete later, I had a block weighing about 190kg ready for action.  Luckily, the form I constructed was accurate enough to allow Bob’s warped fork-lift arms under, enabling me to lift it into the truck; now I just need some snow to test it.  The address sign was something I started before Panama trip but figured it was time to dust off the router and get ‘er done.  It’s gorilla-glued to a rock at the front of the house – so far, so good.  Finally, I cleared out a path through the blackberries to the pond, hauled out a few storm-snapped trees, bucked them for firewood and then took the trunk of one alder to make a bench.  By late spring, I figure most of the bushes will grow back and we’ll have a nice little sitting area to watch life on the pond.

Happy New Year!

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2 thoughts on “Holiday projects…

  1. jean hussey

    hi Ben,
    you seem to be getting your jobs done. Just talked to your Mum, whosis you are now repairing the chickencoops. Good for you!

  2. Great to see the projects underway, done or nearly completed Ben. I look forward to being able to test the bench for you. Love always, Dad.

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