More of The House

19Aug13_DSCF1639Sitting here listening to music drinking a Fat Tire Amber Ale, and thought I would post a few pictures of the property. One of the structures we have is a 3400 sq. ft. “shed”. The shed has 4 bays, one of which is enclosed and has a bay door as well as an inside door. Looks like the enclosed part was used as a workshop in years past.  In the coming months we will again clean up and convert the bay to a workshop, or maybe a ceramics shop for Misty.  The far right bay will be partitioned and used for livestock.  Sheep, goats, a steer or two, and maybe some other meat critters will reside there.  The other bays will house my cargo trailer and maybe my BCS tractor. 

There are 30 are or so trees of various types on the property.  Some of them I like, and some may be sacrificed 19Aug13_DSCF1657to the fireplace.   I really do not know why anyone would plant spruce trees where there is grass that needs to be mowed.  Spruce trees have sharp needles, and are not fun to mow around or under.  Then again, the front is so park-like, that it would maybe not be appropriate to kill the spruce trees in this area, but the 12 spruce in the undeveloped area are going to be either sold or cut soon, as is the Willow tree in the center of this  picture.  Willow trees are beautiful, but are a chore to maintain and mow under, and they grow to be quite huge. 

This is one of the areas that will be developed for animals. Hopefully, the Idaho 19Aug13_DSCF1648water folks will grant us water rights for this (and other) the other areas we want to develop.  If we do get water rights, we will turn this area, which is about an acre, into pasture for the animals.  If not, then we will  let the animals forage as best as possible and feed them various grasses as necessary.

Dead birds.  Anyone want a dead bird?  We have at least one dead bird show up 19Aug13_DSCF1659on the property daily.  I know the two cats catch a bird on occasion (and love to bring us near-dead birds as presents), but we have HUGE dead birds that the cats could never catch show up all of the time on the front and back lawns.  I think that the birds fly into some of the windows at night or in the early morning.  Speaking of dead birds – I will be taking either my 20 gauge or a pellet gun down to the shed to liberate (from life) some pigeons very soon.  They are creating quite a mess in the shed, and with the coming animals, need to be eliminated from the property soon.

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This is our morning and late afternoon view.  You can see the shed in the distance.  This is an afternoon shot with the newly trimmed tree.  Micha and Misty trimmed the majority of the trees on the east facing portion of the property, and they look really nice, especially the rather large Willow tree that covers a portion of the driveway.  In early evenings this view is quite nice as the sun reflects off the clouds and smoke from our fires.  Also, evening and morning breezes are quite nice in this area. And, this where out BBQ and smoker are.  The only negative is this is also where the flies are.  Hopefully, the files will be be gone soon, as this a favorite dinner location.

A few other pictures: 

1.  This is another view, looking East, of where the animals will be.  Of great interest, Erik (Erick?) the Bankers house can be seen in the distance.

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2.  A view of the “back” of the house.  The first window is where our bedroom is.  This is also where the garage is, and we usually use the garage as the main entrance.  This portion of the house faces South, and has a great view of the Owyhee mountains.  I really don’t know why they call them “mountains”  they really look like hills to me….  Oh well:

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Thanks for reading this rather dis-jointed  post.  Better stuff later – Maybe….!

Oh  – canned 27 half-pints of salsa, and Misty did 6 pints of BBQ sauce.  Living the life!

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