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Dream Burls
05-30-2013, 07:28 PM
Took the car in for 120,000 mile service and it's a small fortune to get it right.

Helped the Mrs. till her garden.

Cleaned and UV protected the hot tub cover, then tried to fix yet another leak.

Trapped three wood chucks (Hava Heart) and relocated.

Raked the newly cleared barn floor.

Still had time for a vodka tonic or two, a couple of stogies and vegging out. And, of course, keeping up to date with KKF posts. Also nice that it finally stopped raining today.

Burl Source
05-30-2013, 09:14 PM
They have barns in New York City?

mhenry
05-30-2013, 09:43 PM
And gardens? Doesn't sound too bad at least you has a little time to veg.



They have barns in New York City?

Zwiefel
05-30-2013, 10:00 PM
They have barns in New York City?

that you can fit a rake inside of? I don't know many new yorkers that can afford an apartment that big!

Dream Burls
05-30-2013, 11:21 PM
I guess I need to explain.

Yes I live in NYC, but my wife and I are also fortunate to have a house in Dutchess County about 90 miles north of the city. The place was a chicken farm way back when with the core of the house being about 160 years old. It has been expanded and modernized over the years. We typically come up here for our vacations. I can post some pictures tomorrow if you're interested.

Zwiefel
05-30-2013, 11:36 PM
I can post some pictures tomorrow if you're interested.

:thumbsup:

Mucho Bocho
05-30-2013, 11:41 PM
Post Pics? Heck I was thinking about lining up an Upstate Shin dig! HA

turbochef422
05-30-2013, 11:57 PM
I wish I knew you were coming around

Dream Burls
05-31-2013, 09:06 AM
I wish I knew you were coming around

OOOOps. I completely forgot about our previous conversation. Sorry, but I'll be back. This time of year through the fall I tend to spend a good amount of time up here (painting, pruning, sawing, and of course sanding). Pictures to follow as soon as my eyes open.

Lefty
05-31-2013, 11:31 AM
Sounds like my kind of place!

Dream Burls
05-31-2013, 12:47 PM
Okay, here are the pics:
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You can make out the original Salt Box by the second floor.
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Here's the back porch with the hot tub and flower gardens (not much bloomed yet).
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Veggie garden all mulched and ready to go.
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The barn is probably 160 years old too. The door on the far right leads to the old outhouse.
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Our HUGE maple tree (no burl). Every time there's a nasty storm I keep my finger crossed even though it's braced.

There used to be a chicken coop, but we knocked it down because it was only used by the wasps and bees.

Mrmnms
05-31-2013, 12:54 PM
Looks wonderful. Seems like you have the best of both worlds.

Dream Burls
05-31-2013, 01:17 PM
You could say that. I really don't like being in the city, but it's a necessary evil. If I didn't have this place to escape to I'd go crazy.

Zwiefel
05-31-2013, 01:53 PM
Gorgeous!