We stay extremely busy when we travel to Kowalski Mountain… hence the term, Workcation. I rest when I go back to work! Not all the jobs are big task, some are small tasks that have a big impact on our quality of life on the homestead.
Improvements to the Log Bridge
The logs we’d been crossing the creek were precarious to say the least. A much needed upgrade was needed on the bridge. Roxie kept close watch to make sure we were doing the job right!
The bridge is well used but a simple project that improved our daily lives at Kowalski Mountain!
Planting Trees: OK Maybe Not Just Small Tasks
At our last visit, we ordered two apple trees from our Amish friend, Enus. As promised, he had them waiting for us this spring. We planted the two trees in a draw of the hillside. A place where the water normally runs, to provide amble irrigation. To give them a good start, I hauled water daily to the trees to give them the moisture they needed to root properly. Digging in Kentucky is tuff, so while I called this a small task, digging might not meet that definitions.
I babied those trees all week and just a day of so before we left, Philip purchased two more trees, an apple and a peach tree. I guess these two will be on their own.
Finally Philip dug a small pond. The runoff from the mountain flows pretty heavily in this area. Philip started with a small area just to see if it would hold water… which it does! The pond eventually will be enlarged making the way to do a little aquaponics and serves as a water resource in case we need it for fire suppression… it’s just a start…,but a start it is.
Check out the biggest improvement we made this trip. The gravel finally arrived.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.