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  • guys look at the turkeys this is better than  having a guard dog because the turkey alerts you  

  • there's people on your property wow

  • all right guys good morning good morning first  day of work here it is time to get started so  

  • we've arrived at the property it is a sunday  morning we're up bright and early we were  

  • just welcomed by some turkeys into the  property the equivalent of having a guard  

  • dog have a wilderness that the turkeys were  actually better than the guard dog that was a  

  • that was the first uh layer of defense right the  turkeys signified that we were here and then the  

  • dog came yes after it's kind of hilarious  so yeah so you grabbed some clips yesterday  

  • yes and we have some serious tools now to  get some work done yes i'll show you guys  

  • what we brought this isn't everything we bought  but it's what we're going to be using today  

  • this is the most important thing we basically got  two of these this one's a little bigger than the  

  • other ones it's going to be great just perfect  for us trimming the sarsa yeah the blackberries  

  • right these are just like some heavy-duty pruning  scissors yeah and we're mostly going to be using  

  • it for the sarsa plant that blackberry bush  that just grows and like crawls and expands  

  • and also for any shrubs that shouldn't be  there or any branches that are blocking our  

  • way that kind of thing we also got machetes and  there's other tools we're going to need later on  

  • but for today we mostly want to clear the  ground because as you can see it's kind of hard  

  • to venture too far because of this  growth um and it's quite thorny  

  • and we're just gonna just get out of it really yes  that's the plan precisely so let's get to it guys

  • so

  • you want to get the whole house

  • okay so sam here is working at the door  the entrance to the chalet yeah so um  

  • this part is somewhat interesting and a tad bit  disturbing too so over here we've got some of the  

  • the sarsa the the blackberries they're actually  growing inside of the inside of the home  

  • inside the house y'all we're gonna be dealing with  this and uh working on this as much as we can we  

  • also have no idea how much is inside right yeah  i don't think that's gonna be when we eventually  

  • like bust this door open somehow it's gonna be  an absolute absolute surprise what we find in  

  • there seriously maybe we can run a haunted  house tour you know or there could be some  

  • some real big surprises when we open that door  but we are making progress i've already cleared  

  • well let me show you my work as soon as i untangle  myself look at these thorns all right guys second  

  • time filming this because i keep doing speaking  clips in time lapse mode and that's obviously  

  • not gonna work um but i wanted to show you what  i've been working on right here we have this plant  

  • called hydrangea or ortensia in spanish and it is  one of my dad's favorite plants we have several of  

  • these plants across the property and the problem  with this one is that the sarsa the blackberry  

  • bush was starting to grow and like suffocate it  and drown it out yeah it was just like weaving  

  • this crazy web around the plant so i've been  going around carefully with my little scissors  

  • i'm trying to remove the sarsa without hurting the  plant the plant also needs a good pruning it needs  

  • a haircut but i'm going to let a professional do  that and i'm just working on removing the sarsa  

  • so it's kind of hard to see here but like you do  have both plants really intermingled shall we say  

  • so yeah that is what i'm working on at the moment  uh i've also been clearing the area around the  

  • house and sam's been working on the steps leading  to the house sam's actually moving really fast  

  • first time doing this kind of work and you're  pretty talented it turns out actually my second  

  • time second time here before um what i'm really  noticing is where the bushes stick like this yeah  

  • i'm doing some baseball swings golf swings  like this making things move a lot faster  

  • we definitely should take the machete yeah the  next time that's going to be the ultimate weapon  

  • to kind of clear the thickness of it and then  these guys are for the final job at the root level  

  • so um yeah kind of learning as we go it's fun  building up a sweat building up an appetite and uh  

  • yeah it's nice to be doing some like some  physical work outside where you're seeing like  

  • you know the the fruits of your labor right  in front of your eyes this is also good for  

  • my shoulder too i've been um probably like two  months into my injury and so far it's been okay  

  • a little bit sore but um i think this is gonna be  like kind of some decent rehab for it we just got  

  • uh loads of work ahead and uh but it's it's it's  been fun it's been fun already we don't even have  

  • to do our daily video workouts that we used to do  back in canada we used to do this video workout  

  • from the 90s glad bodies in motion that kind of  started out as a winter quarantine routine and  

  • it just became our daily workout routine but now  that we're doing some physical labor out here  

  • we're skipping that oh pupper who's  coming to visit who's coming to visit

  • look who's here sam look who's here pepperoni

  • go say hi to sam papa

  • there you go look at this what is this wilderness  guys do i need to mark my territory what's going  

  • on what's going on so guys we are progressing and  sam is making all sorts of wonderful discoveries  

  • of random items we are going to call this new  segment the treasures in the jungle treasures  

  • in the jungles things we find here out in nature  so i'm glad because i've been kind of swinging  

  • swinging like this and i'm glad i didn't  because look what i just found a bench lovely

  • i mean it's chipped and it's got a it's in super  rustic condition but but it's got history it's  

  • got some history for here it is it's got some  character so yeah that's kind of been my i've been  

  • discovering things the other thing that i found  oh there's a pupperoni a different one a different  

  • one oh different pepper jeez so i also got to  the edge of this stone wall here yeah it's kind  

  • of hard to see but there is a stone wall all along  there so it's kind of giving me a target of what  

  • i'd like to achieve over the next little while  be great to clear everything to the stone wall  

  • obviously get that bench recovered look at the  dogs trying to navigate through the mess here um  

  • but yeah it's interesting i think there's  going to be a lot of discoveries like this  

  • this will not be the only thing that we  discover here in the uh underneath the bush  

  • yeah yeah i'm also really excited about  clearing this area and reaching the stone fence  

  • because beneath like the elevation kind of drops  like the terrain drops and there's this big area  

  • with fruit trees like plum trees apple trees  cherry trees any kind of fruit you can imagine  

  • and it's not really accessible at the moment no  not at all it's not accessible at all it'll be  

  • really cool when it is and when we have access to  delicious fruits you know so it gives us something  

  • to work towards guys one more thing i wanted to  mention i just found out a few moments ago talking  

  • to one of the guys here but apparently today isholiday and it is a worker's day here in argentina  

  • and it just seems oh say i'm finding more garbage  more treasures but it just seems so perfect that  

  • we are starting this massive project this massive  undertaking on workers day yeah first of may guys  

  • happy workers day happy workers day to everybody  here and wherever this is celebrated do you think  

  • it's celebrated in other countries i haven't no  idea probably probably so happy workers day to you  

  • all happy workers we are working and we're working  doing fun stuff here yeah we're getting necessary  

  • gardening yes landscapes it's called  landscape getting dude getting it did

  • all right time for a progress report progress  report are you pointing it out at me yes okay  

  • so everything you see here guys can you  pan that camera around pan that camera  

  • around cleared it all the way to that stone  fence and if you can follow me over here  

  • i've also made a lot of progress in that  area as well on the side of the home yeah  

  • and then the last area that i want to show  you is this is actually the thickest area of  

  • the bush and if we come down here so if you come  down here carefully audrey i can show you exactly  

  • where i've been able to clear to  we'll just go ahead gently here  

  • and then we make it all the way to the  path down the hill out to the fruit trees  

  • to the fruit trees so i mean we arrived here what  what time 9 30 9 30 10. so we'd normally like to  

  • actually arrive an hour and a half earlier than  this and uh it's time to go pick up some locro  

  • we placed an order in town and um i can't believe  how much we've been able to do in about three  

  • hours less than three hours so imagine we  put in a four or five hour shift every day  

  • we obviously have our online work to do um so  we'll do that in the afternoon but i see us being  

  • here every morning and getting a lot of stuff done  yeah we did a lot of work and i know this kind of  

  • looks messy on the ground um but basically we have  chopped down a lot of salsa and just weeds and  

  • random plants we don't need i have started a small  pile just over my shoulder kind of hard to see  

  • but a lot of what you see on the ground  is already cut like we just need to  

  • you know let it dry pile it up rake it do  something with it but basically if it looks  

  • flattened it's been chopped down we have to let  nature take its course nature take its course  

  • it's a snack for the ground yeah or like make use  of the compost area up there but i mean today's  

  • the first day so day one lots of programs day  one that's what we've done so guys i am walking  

  • through town with my pot full of locro samuel you  think you can grab the camera and show the peeps  

  • how we walk through town yep i got it with  her pot full of luck that's how we do things  

  • somebody in town was making it want to lift the  lid and show the peeps yeah sure i actually did  

  • it all right and you know what else we're walking  with i'll go well that to a gopro with a four  

  • percent battery oh i know we're running out we'll  show you the meal as soon as we're home right

  • well guys it is look at the time check that out  we earned it too didn't we yes it's all that work  

  • so this is a super traditional dish typically  eaten in the northern part of the country but  

  • really you can get it anywhere in argentina and  it's made with corn it's got beans all sorts of  

  • cuts of meat like pork skin just had a piece  with a pork skin it's so good oh man sausage  

  • that's some of the best local i've ever had to  be honest it's great to be able to support the  

  • business here in the in the community as well we  saw lots of people lined up with their containers  

  • pots pans i mean it was it was busy when we  went there's a line so great to see the support  

  • yeah and it was three dollars per portion and  it comes with a loaf of bread so we've got lots  

  • of leftovers so we at least get two meals out of  this right yeah so a great meal to be having after  

  • a hard morning of work but very rewarding  that was fun and rewarding super rewarding  

  • all right guys so today is laundry day out of  necessity because we are officially running out  

  • of clean clothes we do not have a washing machine  in the house and we haven't been able to sort  

  • our laundry like doing it somewhere paying  someone to do it like finding a laundry service  

  • so we are washing by hand and yeah that's gonna  be fun in the little sink so let's see how it goes

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  • so a little mid-afternoon update i've done load  one probably a five of all the laundry that still  

  • needs to be done time to turn on some lights hello  husband just writing here what are you up to i'm  

  • working on my uh my new blog writing um yeah just  keep those fingers moving right clacking blacking

  • got a goal of writing a certain  amount of words every month and so  

  • i have to be doing this every day to meet my quota  you've been writing every day like 2 000 words a  

  • day yeah like i'm i'm amazing actually i actually  have i didn't know i had it in me because for the  

  • longest time i didn't want to write about anything  but just feel inspired to do this and like  

  • to get something off the ground you kind of have  to light a bit of a gotta get a bit of a bonfire  

  • going right yeah i'm gonna get go so well i've  got a fire going in the stove yeah so we'll be  

  • warm this evening oh good well there's that kind  of fire speaking of fire yeah well i suppose i'll  

  • leave you to it mister have fun thanks and i'm  going over here i'll be working in the living room  

  • look at the cats look at the cats i've  been feeding the cats i think we want more  

  • there's three grey cats that come and visit us  throughout the day so we've started feeding them  

  • because they look like they could use some food  um yeah so i've got the fire going we're gonna  

  • warm excuse me warm up the house for this  evening and i have a lot of videos to edit  

  • and export and upload and schedule for the  coming weeks so i'll be working on that

  • he's like if you're not feeding  me i'm not coming closer

  • got the cheese he's like yeslike the cheese let him eat it

  • all right good morning guys checking in for day  two of work uh you can see a little bit of our  

  • handiwork that we did yesterday today we havenew tool a machete which sam is going to be using  

  • i'm gonna continue working with the scissors and  yeah we'll see how much progress we can make today  

  • we don't have any errands or any appointments so  

  • we're planning to have a bit of  a longer day here on the property  

  • and yeah feeling good feeling excited cooler  weather so hopefully that'll make the work  

  • easier so this morning i'm working to clear some  of the sarsa growing on this side of the house  

  • i've already cut most of it