The unbearable heat has finally lifted in East Texas and we will hopefully have nice fall days for at least a month or two before it starts to be freezing all day long. The weather here is unpredictable and last year all of December was cold with a very small amount of snow. Since that was the first winter I spent here since we moved out here five years ago I thought it would be warmer. Sometimes is it 72 degrees on Christmas day. During this short time of pleasant weather I have a big list of things I want to get done. I have another couple of weeks before rifle hunting season starts, but my shooting lane is pretty well cleared out.
In the next four weeks I need to:
Clear all the down limbs from around the pump house:
These have been down since Huricane Ike and this will make the third time I have cleared this area because both times before were followed by Huricanes that knocked down a bunch more tree limbs.
Clean out the cistern and the pump house.
The concrete cistern holds about three hundred gallons and gets a layer of silt that comes up out of the ground with the water and needs to be cleaned out from time to time.
Clear the area next to the old garage for a goat area.
Around Easter it looks like we are going to be adding a rabbit because our youngest is not gonna let up, but I want to get a couple goats in the early spring. It should cost around three to four hundred bucks and I need a good spot to put them in.
Build some type of green house.
This will probably be a 4x4's framing out a base, a metal canopy that we already have and some plastic sheeting. Hopefully, it will be enough to let us have tomatoes in the winter.