We had a busy winter processing and delivering orders; This picture was from a great customer (Professional Photographer) who captured the moment. This is a 1/3 cord box we call it. It is something new we started- makes it easy for the customers who don’t want to really have to touch the wood much when they buy it. Overall it was a great winter- thanks to everyone for your business!
Topic: Current Inventory
It has been an interesting month for sure. At the beginning of the month, Shepherd experienced a hail storm unlike anyone has ever seen. Gusts with 75 mph winds plus golf size to softball size hail definitely put a dent in our work- literally! We had a set back with work to clean up the damage, so that’s been the majority of the past month.
Here’s how big the hail got around our home. I know that it got much bigger in surrounding areas, but it still caused damage.
We finished up our second cutting of alfalfa hay.
We are also preparing for the cooler season by getting in more firewood- mainly pine. Here’s what one load looks like, but we are expecting several more in the coming weeks. We will have lots!
Lastly, the flowers we planted in beds earlier this year are looking great- they really have taken off. They just needed a bit more time with the crazy weather.
It sure has gotten hot the past few weeks, but we have still been working hard on ground maintenance and a few home projects, along with getting hay up and shipped.
One of our home projects was starting our garden this year. Here is a before picture (Lydia is holding a worm- Mom’s preventing her from putting it in her mouth):
And look at it now!
We have corn, cabbage, tomatoes, bell peppers, spaghetti squash, beans, strawberries, and pumpkin. I think they’re doing well for our first year!
This is an example of our pickings- Lydia is eating the strawberry and the cabbage is pretty big.
This is a flower bed we put in as well. I love the colors!
One day as Josh was out irrigating, he found a huge carp to bring home. Lydia wasn’t too impressed with it- probably because it was nearly as big as she was! 🙂
More adventures to come in August!
For the past 2 months, we have been working on several beds in Billings- either updating them or making a completely new design. We have been planting flowers, shrubs, and trees to these properties and they are growing!
These are some roses that we trimmed back in March.
One property also added a cool fountain to their bed- check out the progression!
This is what it looked like before any work began.
This was the first part of putting down concrete into 2 portions- one for the fountain and the other to the flower bed.
This was the final product! After the concrete work, they worked on electricity to get the fountain going, set the fountain portion in, then finish with planting, irrigation to water everything, and mulch as a final touch. Doesn’t it look so good?!