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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    My wife and I are busy staging my neighbors house next door to help them out one is gravely ill and wife is going to move in with her daughter, so for them a three house move all told.

    A whole life time of "stuff" to be moved, place painted and so forth. My wife is getting a surgery on Thursday that has taken two years to get, pretty major one.

    I was up at the camp Wednesday last, still a few places with 8 inches of snow. I have at least 5 tree's down, mostly pin cherry, a Maple and half a real snarly pine tree.

    I helped my son strip a cab for his Ram on the weekend and got is re painted, at least its not sitting at the side of the house any more.

    I will probably be delayed getting in my garden up north because of all this, so I will be donating a few pints of blood to the local fly population.
    Have you tried a thermacell - they have a belt-hung one that I use. Works pretty good.

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    Right now is about that time of year where i've let the woodstove go out (mostly) and can start refilling the mostly empty shed with the logs i'd piled back when the ground was frozen. Finished last week. Right around 4 bush cord of ash ready for next winter. This little Fiskars 36" sure takes a beating and has gone thru a lot of wood.
    Oh, and, finished off with another, new to me, old Stihl 026. Picked this one up a month ago for $65, not running. Clean piston/cylinder. No leaks(i pressure tested it). All she needed was a $12 chinesium carb kit. Love these old saws

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    The past week was spent shoveling a trench thru the lowest area in my yard and adding stone, pipe, and a catch basin to hopefully get things to drain a little quicker behind the house. We'll see

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    Next up is preparing for planting trees. Have 200 spruce/cedar/pine seedlings coming in a couple weeks. Looking to add some permanent conifer screening on a couple of my deer woods
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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    Have you tried a thermacell - they have a belt-hung one that I use. Works pretty good.
    Yeh Werner I have one up north and probably forget to us it because I get so carried away with the chores, if I leave the potato patch until late May to turn it over I will get eaten alive.

    But I will probably try it out between that and the engine exhaust from the cultivator I should be OK. LOL

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    Still living in a 5 bedroom house. Told my husband that we are getting too old to take care of this place and should sell. . However, no luck. He's been here since 1967, so this place has wonderful family memories for him.
    Have started the gardening cleanup and the lawns got fertilized this weekend. Daffodils, narcissus, and
    impatiens look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    Yeh Werner I have one up north and probably forget to us it because I get so carried away with the chores, if I leave the potato patch until late May to turn it over I will get eaten alive.

    But I will probably try it out between that and the engine exhaust from the cultivator I should be OK. LOL
    Nothing like small engine exhaust to keep the bugs away.

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    I have a bugscreen hat/jacket combo I bought a few years ago after an early season laker trip with clouds of blackflies but have not tried it yet. They could be a life saver in these situations or are they too warm to work in?
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjyb View Post
    I have a bugscreen hat/jacket combo I bought a few years ago after an early season laker trip with clouds of blackflies but have not tried it yet. They could be a life saver in these situations or are they too warm to work in?
    John
    They are pretty warm to work in, they really hold the heat in. I wear overalls all day when I am up at the cabin and find them hot but they are good at keeping the bugs at bay and save a lot of clothes getting ruined.

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    Trying to finish up a reno from last year. While the machinery (excavator and dozer) was here for that, I started 3 new projects lol. So, working on them, fencing, cleaning the coop, starting the garden. Want to try the straw bale method for some pumpkins this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    Still living in a 5 bedroom house. Told my husband that we are getting too old to take care of this place and should sell. . However, no luck. He's been here since 1967, so this place has wonderful family memories for him.
    Have started the gardening cleanup and the lawns got fertilized this weekend. Daffodils, narcissus, and
    impatiens look great.
    Sharon,
    How do you stop a beagle from digging up your garden when letting them outside?
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    I don't have a beagle now , but when I did they were kenneled unless being used to hunt. They never had the run of the back yard. Terriers and beagles are keen to dig up here and there to look for rabbits etc. Not much you can do about that. How about fencing off the garden?

    Shouldn't this be in the Sporting Dog section?
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