Right here. What have I been doing?
Working in the garden. I may be losing my grip on how long it takes to get our garden completely planted, but I do believe it's been a longer process than usual this year. I've also spent time watering as we're dry as dust again and all the transplants and seeds need moisture to make it.
Cooking and cleaning (more cooking than cleaning!) and finding a few hours in which to sleep each night.
Visiting with and putting food on the table for friends who have either arrived in the area for their vacation or are just passing through. No overnight company though. (Whew.)
Find, cutting and marking our south property line.
There are some very tall trees there, and on the east side also, that we've been wanting to take down for years. It seemed a good idea to make sure the ones we take down are on our property. As much as we dislike removing them, they've always shaded the gardens and orchard until about 10 o'clock each morning. Up here, with our short growing season, we have to take advantage of as much sunshine as we can get.
Taking down a couple/few trees that were half dead and leaning precariously near the house and/or buildings. This seems to be an ongoing, never-ending process, but a necessary one.
Dismantling the temporary wood shed we've used for the past two (or is it three?) years, upgrading the gravel foundation pad and moving the tractor shelter onto that spot.
Now we can put the addition of another wood shed next to our bigger wood shed as the tractor shelter was in the way of that. The new wood shed will go approximately where the large shadow is in above picture.
We've had a visiting brush wolf (coyote) harassing our poultry all week. He's made a few attempts to go through the electric fencing (big fail). Strangely enough, our big rooster and some of the hens don't seem the least bit spooked by him and trot right over to get a closer look. Dumb clucks.
We've always had older vehicles that keep going like the Energizer Bunny due to the fact that Papa Pea takes such good care of them. Our pick-up is at our mechanic's getting wiring installed so we have lights and brakes (seemed like a good idea) when pulling either of our trailers. Same pick-up got the tail gate and driver's side door handle fixed this last week at another garage. This coming Tuesday we take our Suburban to get the hood repainted.
All this may not seem like much as listed above but it all sure took a big chunk out of last week.
Don't know how much of this is of real interest to you all, but I did want to get a post up since it's been a smidge more than a week since the last one. Hope all is going well in your neck o' the woods and that you're having a good month of June.
a few good things
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