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Trying To Get Moved In August

Trying To Get Moved In August
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My wife and I probably picked the worst month to move, and that is the first week of August.

August in Texas needs to be renamed “Hell” – June, July, Hell, September, October,,,,,. The combination of 100 degree heat, with high humidity, makes preforming any outside activity and experience in misery.

My wife and I moved to the farm we had our shed moved with us. During the move the back wall suffered some kind of wind damage and now needs to be replaced. The exterior wall is made out of some kind of wall board that looks like plywood, but is not plywood.

While the shed was being moved a brace between the skids also broke. Before the shed can be moved to the back of a field the brace has to be replaced, and I want to replace the exterior wall with sections of tin. I have the tin, it is just a matter of dealing with the heat to remove the damaged exterior wall and then put the tin on the building.

A couple of days ago my son and I measured off a section of land that equaled 5 acres. I would like to clear the old fence rows so the field can be fenced in again for some cattle during summer 2014.

It is probably going to be around 2 weeks before power is ran to the house. To cool the house so we can get some work done my wife and I hooked up a window AC unit and fan to the generator. It helped a little bit, but the house was still too hot to work in. We got a few boxes unpacked and the couch moved into place, and that was about it.

If we had power to the house things would not be near as bad.

The chickens are adjusting well to free range. With each passing day they venture further and further away from the chicken house.

The chickens and rabbits have been drinking creek water for 3 weeks. No ill effects have been observed during the transition from city water to untreated creek water.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock

Updated: August 3, 2013 — 10:53 pm

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