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Good Friday morning to everyone on the Front Porch! Our temp now is 48* and looking forward to it reaching 58 this afternoon. We still have a lot of leaves on the trees. Hoping to get tulips planted yet but I need to get the old growth mowed off first. 

Hoping everyone has a great and restful weekend. 

 

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45* and cloudy, still have leaves on some trees, slow mulching season.

 

I managed to survive the chainsaw use, glad I had chaps on though. I'm not 60 anymore and with my balance of late, the chaps are made to jam up the saw (keep limbs attached -mine).

 

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As long as your tree surgeons aren't hunters, you shouldn't have much trouble finding someone.

 

Up here everyone and their brother seems to be hunting. The only reason I started cutting my own trees, to a point. No longer do height unless I rent a cherry picker.

 

Between the log cabin and camp got some real practice in.

 

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Good Morning, Front Porch Peepers!
It's 39 degrees here this morning. Brrrrr! But thank God for the warm comfort of my electric blanket and a new furnace. Got up early this morning and have already downed my first cup of cream-filled and sugar laced java. Ummm, good! Ready for the day.

Yesterday, we totally finished the yard job at my god-sister's house. Nothing left to do, but wait for the snow. Oh, and yes @Frozenoem , I have calls out to two or three other tree guys to do that big tree between the garages. Noone has called back as of yet. But I am determined to find someone to fell that tree before this year's end. Fingers crossed.

My vacation is drawing to an end, but I intend to enjoy each remaining moment.  Right now the sun is out, undeterred by clouds. The sky is blue and crystal clear. Beautiful!  And I am smiling.

 

Hope everybody's doing okay.  Enjoy the day!

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Thursday noonish, 51* and cloudy the first band of winds have passed. The power and cell tower went with them.

 

Now back for the moment -Woohoo. Guess I get to discover if I can still use chainsaw lost a couple of tree limbs.

 

Gotta find my chaps just in case of oopsies, after fresh coffee brews. Power returned as camp stove was percolating pot.

 

Enjoy all

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@LydiaN586309 

 

I really hear you on mr Arthur, and weather changes . 83% humidity and 31* last night was sending me towards the Baileys/Jamison for coffee.

 

Heavy rains or snowstorms have started to do me in, only relief comes when around 12 hours from the storm.

 

Re: your tree issue a good tree surgeon should be able to solve it for you, if he spikes up and cuts from top to bottom. 

 

We had to hire one of wife's former students to cut down our maple trees on front yard. Too close to power and house and road but, rotting. $250 for 4 rock sugar maples, approx 100 years old.

 

Cut right down to ground level, don't ask about my choice of language as I needed firewood and tried to move and split.

 

A neighbor from mile up the road appeared at 100* with his 20 Ton wood splitter , it saved my back. courtesy of it ability to split vertical or horizontally.

 

And on that cheery note, need to reinforce garage door, the winds expected are going to be fun. Doubt if my picnic table in yard will move, even in 80 mph gusts.Too danged heavy it's pressure treated.

 

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Good morning, Front Porchers!

I'm on vacation and have been incognito.  Enjoying staying up late and sleeping in or going to bed early and doing the same at dawn.  It's nice to have no specific place to be at any particular time.  Gives me a taste of what retirement might be like for me in the very near future.  How nice!

 

This morning it's super cold here--35 degrees, after a night of dizzling rain. Ol' Arthur (my name for arthritis) is really kicking in what with the sharp change in weather.  But for me that's the norm.  Joints giving me a challenge right now.  So after my cup of coffee (maybe two) and a hot, hot shower, I plan on doing a few stretches and getting on my stationery bike for a mile or two.  That usually helps prime my pump and oil my gears.

 

Yesterday, my god-sister and I spent the morning cutting down some small trees and overgrowth in her backyard.  I did the sawing and together we did the raking and hauling away.  What a workout....and NOT a pound lost!!!  How is that?  Anyway, that's another task done.  So glad it's done.  Now, we just have to find a tree guy who can cut down the biggest tree in the yard.  It's about six to seven feet around and over two stories tall.  Believe me, I do NOT exaggerate.  We've had two or three tree guys out over the past few of months.  But not one seemed confident enough or capable of taking the job on.  Has something to do with "where" the tree is.  You see, the tree is situated in the backyard and over the years (fifty plus) it grew with abandon and is now tightly wedged between my god-sister's garage, the fence, and the next door neighbors garage.  And when I say it's a tight fit, I mean TIGHT!  So we're determined to find someone who will take on the job, get it done right, and not charge us an arm and a leg.  Ahhh, the joys of home ownership.

 

Anyway, that's my update for today.

 

Hope everyone is doing okay.  Get those porches swept and the furniture either covered or taken in cuz old man winter is on his way!

Smiles,

Lydia

 

 

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Hi, Porch Peeps!

Another lovely day here. Not as warm as yesterday, but sunny. Tomorrow we are supposed to get a lot of rain which apparently we need.

The closest farm type market to me closed over a year ago. A family run business that probably the younger generation didn't have interest in continuing. I miss it as it's where I used to get my outside flowers and plants.

No pumpkins outside for me. Squirrel population outranks humans here and it would be a waste of money. I always used to carve a Jack o' lantern, but learned it was a waste of my time and effort.

I'd have to drive too far to reach a good farm market so didn't even get mums this year. So far our temps have enabled the summer potted plants to stay alive, so at least there's still a little color.

Enjoy life! N.

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Good morning everyone on the Front Porch on this cloudy Tuesday morning which started the early morning with light rain but will reach 60*. The next few days will be cooler but not much of a chance for rain. 

 

Now that we are moving deeper into Fall we are seeing the last of the Farmers markets this year. So who here has visited the markets to buy some items for your table like squash and items like pumpkins to decorate your porch or deck?

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49* and sunny - did manage to actually leave the house this morning, had to help friend drain his camp.

 

One of the joys of no electricity or central heat-300 gallons back to the lake. 

@LaDolceVita 

 

Hunters orange is not for fashion, think I've had same vests, jackets, caps and hats for 30 years. Required wear vs oopsies and life flight.

 

Still supposed to get a rainy and windy 60mph Nor'easter, so the leaves still on trees might not last much longer.

 

Best shot of Rangeley this morning for color. 

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