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Beavers Are Back

This is a beaver hutch on one of our next door neighbors property.

Hubby says it’s the biggest hutch he’s ever seen and thinks it’s a big family of them. This spring the kits will be sent out to make their own homes in another area but usually close to the parents.

With all of the snow melt and ice melt there’s plenty of room for them to venture out in the flooded waters.
This shows the water building on our side of the property.
There’s plenty of woodland for them to chew down the trees and make more homes and enlarge the main home. Of course, a lot of the trees will be used for feeding their large families.

We let them stay as long as they’re not flooding any of the pasture or routing the water that will harm neighboring property. They’re amazing construction creatures and fun to watch at work when they think no humans are close and watching.

I Am So Blessed

I am so blessed to have the husband that I’m wed to for 45, almost 46 years! He is always so attentive to my wants and needs even when it’s a pain in the derriere for him!!!  He puts up with my love of animals and the work it takes to care for them.  He puts up with my hunting needs, not paying attention to him when I’m reading or sewing and so many other things.  He tries to see to my wishes for handmade, primitive decor.   This is the reason for this post!!  He claims to not be a carpenter but wait until you see what he has made for my country kitchen for my birthday and Christmas (both in December).

I have a passion for country decor and primitive country!!  After he had the kitchen painted for me this summer I got a “wild hair” and decided to get rid of all of my plastic containers I use for food staple storage.  I HATE plastic!!!  I changed everything over to old blue 1/2 gallon mason jars with zinc lids.  THEN I asked for a special place to put them.  Here’s what I got:

The hutch is made of wormy chestnut from the farm. It has chicken wire attached to the back for looks.

Notice the chicken wire attached behind the jars.

The jars are 1/2 gallon size and have zinc lids on them.

The shelving unit he made me sit over the pie safe and holds two rows of the jars.

THEN, he made me a small cabinet to go beside my stove for storing cookie sheets, loaf pans, and the pans I use on a daily basis.  It also is made from chestnut lumber from the farm.

The top and front have three coats of polyurethane and the two shelves are now full of baking pans!

It fits snuggly to the wall and stove. Now I have a work area while cooking!