Weather is a mixed blessing…

imagesllI rebuilt the roof on the outhouse and the mud and storage room of the village home. Then I wondered if they would leak or not? I got my answer after two days or torrential downpour, I do not have any leaks. That is a good thing and sets my mind at ease about the confidence in my work. Now I have one more building section to re-roof and it is as big as the others all together. I am studying what and how to do it and then decided what to use for roofing material. I originally thought about just using tar paper, but half of this section of building is going to be turned back into the buildings original purpose and become a chicken coop again. So I think I will contemplate about a better roof material and more permanent solution. I would like to have chickens year around…

Then as a side thought; goats! I want to have goats milk to drink and use for coffee, Therefore, I am planning a outer small barn building to use for goats away from the house. Chickens are fine next door, goats are not!

Thus, the weather which has stopped my forward momentum in getting things done around the house, has also shown me areas to make better and whether I accomplished anything the first time I repaired something. I have had to remember to relearn how to live, for city life is totally different than country life and I am lucky to have grown up in the country…

Some of my thoughts are based on the concept to acquirer the small field behind our home. I need that field for a large garden, a goat barn, and moving the outhouse farther away from the main home. I also have enough room on that land to build a small cabin for family or rental purposes in the summer. These are the thoughts of a person who wants to live the rest of his life in the Russian Village…

I also have laid out the process and plan for getting a small generator that can supply electricity for long term power outages. That way I can have a freezer and store meat and veggies safely for long term. But I am getting too far down the road right this second and need to come back to the now time…

The sun has come out this morning and it will be about 15 degrees Celsius today. Then it looks as if we will get back up to the mid 20’s Celsius and dry up around here. Then I can get back to cleaning the yard again and burning all the piles of what I call, “Snake homes!” Piles of old wood and brush just left for years in every corner of the village home land. I have killed two Vipera berus, adders or a common European snake, but poisonous. That is a main reason I am cleaning up everything this summer, no need for snakes in the house or killing someone by a bite…

I have saved two apple trees over the last few years and finally got them back to the healthy, if not abused, standards. They are going to have a bumper crop of apples this year and we have four trees of apples in all. I will have way more apples than I will be able to keep up with. I am going to dehydrate all the apples that I can, most likely when the time is right, I will run a dehydrator 24 hours a day and pack apples most of the summer. Probably should buy another dehydrator and if the budget can support it, I will…

Well I need to get going, for Boza is staring through the window at me and trying to use his exceedingly powerful brain waves to convince me to walk him again. I guess it works, for I have an urge to walk him right now and then get back to work on the homestead here in the Russian Village…

Have a nice day, for we sure will… 🙂

Post by Kyle Keeton
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About Кайл Китон

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон

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