Busy, Busy, Busy
It seems I have been too busy to keep up with my blog writing. I feel badly for this and I expect to get back to it more regularly in the near future.
I have been following regularly the Toronto Blue Jays and their farm team the Buffalo Bisons. It has not been a good year of the mother club. Toronto had great expectations but as things worked out they missed out on the playoffs. There have been lots of problems that resulted in this disappointing result but just the same there has been some exciting baseball and individual players have show some exciting moments in all the games. They ended the season with many Triple A players from Buffalo playing to replace injured and ill regular players. They have done well and have been exciting, hopefully boding well for the future of the home team.
I am not sure if I will watch the playoff as closely as have the Blue Jays teams. Perhaps, just the World Series round.
I have been suffering for some time now with chronic pain in my legs and hip, probably arthritis. particularly my left one and of course I have the chronic pain in my right shoulder as a result of dropping a tree on it when I was logging.
In spite of this I am able to cut and split firewood. I like to say I am old from the waist down by young in my upper body., for a while longer at least.
I am currently having my front porch roof rebuilt after having the snow load tear it off this past Winter. It will be done in a week of so. My neighour is doing the work, He is the husband of my blogging friend and dog sitter Jenny.
There has been more progress since this picture was taken
My son , Parker, managed to harvest some potatoes from my neighbours patch on my land. With permission, of course. They are large Yukon Gold variety. This potato is quite popular. I would have preferred a red variety, I always used to grow some red and some white potatoes. The Yukon Gold was developed by a professor at the agricultural college at Guelph University.
Here is my current fire wood project. The logs have all been cut into blocks now I am slitting and piling the firewood so It will further dry. At the rate I go I think it will be all done this week. There will be six rows the length of the one in the picture.We have been having some nice drying weather. Come November I will move as much as I can into the basement of the house. I am curious to find out how well the ash burns and give off heat. There is also birch and poplar mixed in. This I am familiar with. I am in good shape for wood this year. Last year, I had to buy some in the Spring for the first time. Shame on me.
I am busy trying to find homes for my kittens. Here is one of the four orange ones in the litter of five, alone with the mother. In the background outside the window is a field of feed corn that has yet to be harvested.
Now I need to get caught up on reading other people's blogs. I have allowed myself to get distracted by Facebook, postings of family and friends which I find limited and light weight chatter. A blog is better for writing and sharing more substantial reflections.