Hello once again. Life is still bustling and blooming here at the farm. We have had to do some adjustments to our well because the water was so low, spittering and sputtering air rather than our usual abundance of H2O. We are now on the upswing of the whole mess and I am hoping to not have to carry water for much longer. When you have to carry water twice a day to water the animals, you have much time to evaluate the amount of critters you have vs. the amount that you want to carry water for. I am thankful for the wonders of modern technology and promise to not take my well, pump, spicket or hose for granted ever again.
Desperate to wash at least one load of laundry, Freeman fiddled around with the water intake lines and wishes to pass along an energy-saving tip. Anyone can do this mind you, no special skills required other than a wrench. Behind your washer, if you can get to it, find where the water intake lines from the machine meet the supply pipes. There will be a water shut-off valve, please shut this off or the next step will be a wet one. Take apart the hose from the shut-off and remove the screen. If there is any water in the line just let the end of the hose rest inside the washing machine. The screen is the key objective here, clean it out well. Once you can see through it again put everything back together and you should notice a stronger flow of water into your machine, thus filling your washing machine faster and not working so hard in the process. Now, Freeman explained this so much better to me but unfortunately he wasn’t around while I was writing this so what can I say -- I tried.
A bridal shower was thrown recently in honor of Staci Littlehale. She and Rocco St. Clair plan to wed next month at the Artist’s Bridge in Sunday River. Congratulations Staci and Rocco!
Work is now underway on the Chase Hill bridge, located on the Branch Road. This is the second bridge to be rebuilt by D.A Wilson. The first was done last year and there remains just one more to be rebuilt next year. While it may seem pointless to be spending so much money fixing bridges on dead-end roads, I’m sure that those who live on the Branch appreciate the efforts. Ultimately though, the state deemed all three bridges unsafe. I should have done a bit of homework and looked into how long they have been in place. Perhaps next week.
The Craft Fair at the Newry Grange on Oct. 23 still has space available! There are fliers posted around town or contact me for more info.
So there it is, all the news, that is news, that’s fit to print! Spill it to me so I can share it with the rest of ‘em -- email@example.com or the good ‘ole-fashioned way at 824-0836.