Arg fargl, the den is done.
Of course, I still need to rip off the last of the blue painter's tape and install the doorknob...
Oh, and unpack all the books...
And the desk placement is temporary and nothing is on the walls but one clock...
And the windows need some kind of drapery...
Shit. I ain't done, am I?
Meanwhile, juniper death marches on! Today's Juniper Mystery Trash
Surprises: a softball, a dog toy, yellow rope and the Mt. Everest of
trash...including a McDonald's styrofoam Chicken Nuggets container,
which they quit using in 1990. Pretty bad when the junipers are eating
fast food. No wonder they are so damned big, they bullied someone into
Now with fun 'before' and 'after' shots!
Back yard before:
ones along this side of the back fence are gone! Gimanderous brush
pile will be hauled away to the back part of the property, where the
local wild quail are loving it.
of the junipers on this side are gone, the rest fall today. I did find
an Ouroborosian growth in the base of the things--a huge branch that
came up and then dove back down into the earth, ending who knows where.
Presumably gone to visit his buddy Chthulu. I'll bet there's some guy
in China ripping out junipers and cussing them. Also a board with rusty
nails sticking out of it. Haha, stupid junipers, bringing a
board-and-nails to a chainsaw fight...
The giant rocks are
awesome and will stay. Next to giant awesome rocks is a cutting from
the Curly Willow plant that I brought from the old house, the one we had
in the back yard there got massive, was gorgeous and made for great
cover for the chickens, and was edible for them as well. Eventually the
chickens will be able to roam this part of the yard, once I repair some
holes in the chain link caused by the previous tenant's horses. It'll
make the chickens so happy to be able to come up to the back of the
Side fence before, the junipers have, needless to say, grown through the fence everywhere:
After! Well, partially.
trimmed these away from the fence first and discovered that when we did
that, it exposed the vulnerable underbelly of the damn junipers and
made it easy to attack them from the rear & chop 'em out. Yeah,
Back fence before:
thinking of making the old water heater into a doghouse for Dusty,
cutting it up to resemble an old-time missile and painting 'Dogstar 1'
or something equally goofy on it. Next to the big rocks, where we took
out the first juniper, I plan on installing a small pond. That big
bastard in the background will be the next one to go after today.
Nothing left along the back fence in the foreground but the plant bases
and roots, yay!
...which I will now have to dig out.
To quote Scarlett O'Hara, 'I won't think about that today, I'll think about it tomorrow.'