Wednesday Late Night Open Thread

There’s nothing major to report here and it was a busy day for me because I’ve been doing some yard work from out back such as raking and weed wacking. I got half of the weed trimming done in our backyard, and my dad took over the weed wacker to trim the other half down to lawn-mower.

Then we enjoyed some delicious sweet-and-sour chicken with rice for dinner earlier this evening but unfortunately I don’t have a picture of tonight’s dinner because I was too busy focusing on my food while spending time with my family. So tomorrow I’m going to be planning on drawing a Valentine’s Day-themed piece of artwork that people would happily love to see. 🙂

Until then, enjoy this open thread.

Sunday Night Open Thread

I have been doing some yard work inside and outside our garden from our front yard earlier this evening to pull up any clover and fake grass especially the ones under the raspberry and strawberry plants.

So now I’m all caught up on my gardening job for right now, even one person saw what I was doing and said ‘I like your garden’ while they were walking on the sidewalk. That was very nice of them when they said that. 🙂

I have also been working on my next comic project that includes Christmas, and so far I got the first row finished and need to work on two more rows but I’ll get back into my project the next time I do that. Open thread.

Saturday Evening Open Thread with some TF2 shenanigans

Today was a really nice day this evening. I’ve been brushing and vacuuming the carpets inside our family van earlier this afternoon while my father was out back with the weed wacker after I got done pulling up some weeds and picking up some fallen leaves back there. So now we got the carpets in our van and the van mats all cleaned up for the day. Then we enjoyed some roasted chicken with a side of green beans and salad as a celebration for getting our yard work and van work done for the day. 🙂

After I got done eating dinner with my family I went to go visit one of my Steam friends who was on a TF2 community server for a little while, and then I go to a ctf_doublecross server just to go have fun neutralizing enemies and guarding the team intelligence in the progress:

Yeah, I’ve had a great time annihilating intelligence-carrying enemies on Capture The Flag. 🙂

All The Leaves Are Down

Papa Smurf and I were out back raking up some fallen leaves this evening and make them into a pile next to the compost pile:

It only took less than a half-hour to get the backyard job done. We didn’t get all the leaves but we were able to get a lot of them. So tomorrow I was thinking about is go out back and rip up more weed and fake grass if I could track them down hard enough.

Monday Evening Open Thread: Backyard Work Edition

Sorry for not posting yesterday, I’ve been too busy having a good time playing some community servers in TF2. Either way, today’s weather was really nice this evening. I decided to continue my yard work mission in our backyard with a red-handled screwdriver from our tool shed in the garage, and I used it to pull up a lot of unwanted weeds scattered in different locations from yesterday and today. Then I placed all the weeds into the compost pile used for gardening afterwards.

It sure was fun trying to pulling up weeds off the ground, especially crabgrass because those are really hard to get. Oh, and speaking of weeds, here’s a picture of another seeding dandelion that I found in our backyard next to the chain-like fence between our backyard and our neighbors’:

This seeding dandelion I found is two feet tall, and it has a lot of tiny parachute seeds that form a white good-sized puffball just like the previous one that I found almost three weeks ago:

Yep, I sure love those kind of weed flowers so much. 🙂

Yet Another Afternoon Open Thread

Last night we had two of our friendly cousins coming over to our house for a visit. We had such a great time together from simple conversations with my family to eating meatloaf for dinner along with some salad and green beans. It was a super excellent dinner for the whole family. 😉 I even showed our cousins some of my artwork via my camera including Little Red Riding Hood getting baked, a young couple eating potato chips while getting stoned, etc. I gotta say, they both like my artwork so much. It sure was nice to see our friendly cousins (again). 🙂

I went out back with my Dad this nice but breezy afternoon and didn’t do really much yard work because of heavy winds. We were spreading yard stones on the entrance to our backyard, and tried to avoid breathing stone dust while it’s breezy heavily out here. We decided to call it quits after picking a few more pinecones because we just don’t want to get dirt in our eyes in this breezy weather, and every time I try lift the dirt the wind blows it towards my eyes.

Monday Evening Open Thread: More Work in the Backyard

Papa Smurf and I went out in our backyard this evening and started grabbing a huge mound pinecones and tree branches into separate buckets so we can load the buckets of pinecones in our van and haul them to the dump on the 7th this month and then use the branches including parts of a destroyed dog house as part of the fire pit experiment.

Either way, we didn’t get all the pinecones and branches but we sure got a lot of them so far. We’ll continue looking for more backyard waste and hopefully finish our job either tomorrow or the next day.

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Garden Work Edition

I’ve been doing some yard work with Ivan_Fookinov this sunny but breezy evening. My object was to take the bucket full of old dirt from our garden and poor it all on the area next to the entrance of our backyard while Ivan’s shoveling dirt in one bucket at a time.

We even found an enormous weed growing in our garden but unfortunately I do not have a picture of it on my camera. So anyway, it didn’t take very long to get it done but it was an excellent workout. 🙂

Open thread!

Wednesday Open Thread: Tiny Hat Edition

San_San showed me how to make miniature hats by using pieces of empty paper towel rolls earlier this afternoon, some colorful yarn and a few cottonballs. Here’s a picture of the miniature hats that I made:

After getting done making the mini hats, I got outside and did some work in the backyard with Dad. I was dumping the yard waste along the fence next to the creek while he rakes it up and then shoveling them in the bucket until it’s full so that I can dump it out. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the dam filled with yard waste but we got most of it taken care of and we’ll do the rest of it hopefully tomorrow. 🙂

Open Thread!

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

We’re having a tree removed from behind our house… actually, two trees. It’s one tree that grew into two trees, both about 70 feet tall.

This picture is what’s left of our tree. There’s 45 feet left of it right now, and hopefully tomorrow they’ll have it cut down to within four feet of the ground. 🙂 There will be a big stump for now.

This was the last cut of the day. It’s about 10 feet tall, and the tree remover estimated its weight of 5,000 pounds. We counted the wooden lines to see how old our tree is, and it’s 75 years old.

And finally I’ll end the post with a picture of our cat Stewie on the Bobcat:

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