October 2013 updates

There are three updates to report:

1. The upper gate opener is installed and working well (this is a follow-up note to the previous post).

2. We got a pickup truck to assist in various tasks including the collection of firewood, because... 

(it's a 1978 F-150, 6cyl 300ci 4-speed with 4WD)

3. We got a wood stove

The stove pipe and chimney will be installed soon, then we need to fire it up and open up all the windows and leave while the initial burn-off takes place. They say it will be stinky, but not toxic.

And here is a thistle flower with bugs in it: