Monday, September 23, 2013
Clear and cold this morning. About 52 degrees when the sun came up. In a month or so it'll be much colder but for now that will do. Humidity is low as well, which makes for a nice day.
I have nothing planned. I need to work on the porch some, and there are a few other minor fix it up jobs to do this week but I'm not in the mood to drive to town today. I need to get some lumber to do the repairs. It will have to wait til tomorrow.
This would be a good day to reorganize the store rooms. Over the summer I've been putting cases of food, jugs of water, sacks of feed and all kinds of things here and there. I keep the store rooms orderly , but by rearranging I could make a little extra space. Just before winter sets in I buy a lot of supplies that are bulky and take up room. If we have a blizzard, I don't want to run out of anything like feed.
Gary in Alabama was talking about how he needed another outbuilding. I am going to have to do something along those lines about my water storage. I now have about one hundred 2 gallon jugs stored in the barn store room and there's no place in there to put anymore racks. If I build myself a good sturdy outbuilding, say 10 X 10, and purpose designed it for nothing but storage, I could free up a lot of room . There's a good place , flat with good drainage, where my old chicken yard used to be.
I like Thanksgiving and Christmas, too. The holidays are always pleasant here, especially if it is snowing around Christmas time. The kids come home to visit and that's always a good time.