A Quick Repair

When the environment is wet wood swells and warps. Wood that can no longer fit where it is nailed, screwed, or glued bends, sometimes with so much force that it rips the nail holding it down right out of the piece of wood it is attached to. It happens most notably with the wood surrounding …

A Short Trip to the Well House

Once a year in the winter i make sure to fill the water softener barrel to the top with salt chips in case i dont feel like battling the wasps in the spring to get in there. The last time i did do battle i won but the barrel ended up full of dead wasps. …

An Egg Appears

This year was unseasonably hot and dry. It was so dry that i only had to mow the grass once all year because back in April it died. It was so hot we didn’t have a hard freeze until mid December. This seems to have confused the chickens greatly. Thinking they somehow missed winter and …

A Rain Storm

As i watered the orchard and went about the evening chores the wind picked up and the air became cooler. The sky clouded over and nightfall drew ever closer. It felt as if the forecast for rain the following morning may come true. The weather was not producing at the moment but the atmosphere seemed …

High Winds

The wind began around sundown. Great heaving gusts that threw themselves against the house and caused it to snap and creak with every thundering rush. The dogs went ape sh*t. They lost the plot and ended up under my feet howling like banshees as they eyed the windows worryingly. I brushed my teeth, turned the …

A Better Day

I woke up this morning after having a terrifying dream. i was outside speaking to someone as the wind whipped my hair into my face and pulled at my clothes. The house creaked and groaned with each blustery gust. The unknown person which im fairly sure was a tv character i’d seen on an internet …

the Magnificent Progression of Surprise Weather

I arrived home one day to find this cloud formation sitting directly on top of my property. There were no other clouds, just this rather impressive blob sitting atop my house dropping sheets of rain on the yard. Because it was near sundown the thing soon caught all sorts of pink and orange light which …

An Old Man who likes 4 Letter Words, Respects Okra, and can Smell Rain Coming

Yesterday i was looking at a storm system located over Bandera while standing in the yard. Today i am watching one in a different portion of the sky. From what i understand its somewhere between Mason and Fredericksburg, but i just know it to be the sky over the front right portion of the property. …

First Freeze of the Year

After our catastrophic winter storm this spring i figured winter would bring more of the sort but it didn’t. It was the first warm weather halloween i could remember and we didnt have a single hard freeze until the first day of the next year. I saw the forecast a week in advance so i …