This was actually Southern Man's first full (well, at least semi-full) weekend at The Land since - wow, probably since Spring. Between work and Teen Daughter the Younger all summer and busy, busy weekends since there has not been much time to work. But after Saturday Morning "Coffee Talk" with the church singles group and a little shopping Southern Man headed home and spent most of the day Saturday and Sunday cleaning up and mowing and moving woodpiles and such and got quite a bit done. One more weekend as productive as that and the area around the buildings will be looking pretty good. Well, at least relatively good. It's been pretty cold but Southern Man found an old space heater that does a fine job, and he picked up an electric blanket as well that keeps the bed nice and warm. He trapped a pretty large mouse the other day (inside the oven, of all places - that gas oven has a vent in the back. And, yes, it will get scrubbed down hard before it ever gets used!) and found a couple of babies on Saturday (right out in the middle of the floor, with no clue as to where they came from) but no trace of rodent activity since so perhaps the Mouse Wars are swinging in his favor. Next up: finish cleaning up around the outside to keep the neighbors happy, and then get back to work on the inside of The Workshop.