Friday-Meme-Its-Friyay-Fri-YayFri-yay! Yep, it’s my favorite, favorite day! (I chose that little graphic because I thought the creature looked a bit like a chicken… now I’m second guessing.) Long week is over and it’s time to spend some days outside! Well, not tonight, but hopefully starting tomorrow for me. Sue did spend a great deal of her morning outside today; a new apparatus arrived and she spent some quality time with it today. Care to guess? I can give you a couple of hints… it was purchased to fill the gap left by the high weed mower that, literally, blew up, as well as the hole that the 30 year old lawn mower left when it promptly died after she had it worked on and tuned up. Give up???

img_4172.jpegA brand spanking new lawn mower! Sue says, “It was a lot prettier before I used it.” the UPS man dropped it off sometime last night after chores and before Sue came home from band rehearsal; we had to use the hand truck to get it up to the house — it’s heavy! Sue spent a bit of time putting it together, “some assembly required,”  and then took it for a 2+ hour spin around the yard.  The verdict is… works great! Does exactly what it’s supposed to do, mulches up the grass and weeds excellently and even has a self propel setting, for the flatter, less rocky areas. Areas like the depression, maybe. The spaces that were mowed today look great! I love it when IMG_4173the grass is green around here; after Sue mows, it looks so nicely manicured. Here’s a shot of just a small area. See what I mean? Greening up nicely and, now, just so pretty. Spring is here! The mild weather has been holding quite well and it makes me itch to get out there.
Tomorrow we’re going to attempt to move the RCW! That’s gonna take up a good portion of the morning. We’ve checked the weather and the wind speed should be low enough to let us move without fear of tipping over or having the fencing ripped out of our hands. The chickens really need a new stomping ground and we’re pretty sure we’re going to be camping them out in the top pasture. Actually, you can see area int eh photo I took above. They will be just to the right of the largest oak tree you see in the photo. That is the beginning of the top pasture. Maybe once we get them settled, I’ll remember to take the photo again, and you can see it “mise en place” – not the culinary meaning. Who knows what else the weekend will bring? Not thank-you-smalltoo sure myself. I do need to let you know that I’m on travel, for work, all next week into Tuesday… so posts may be sporadic. I don’t know that I’ll have time to search out something to do with Wing and a Prayer, but sometimes I’m surprised at what comes up! Until then, as always~
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Today’s Weather: I hate to repeat myself but – Gorgeous! The high today was 77° – was only supposed to be 68, but we blew that prediction away. Currently, at 6:12 p.m., it is 63° with 24% humidity. Overnight low may be around 37°. Sunrise today was at 6:19 and the sunset will be at 6:32. Weekend looks to be more of the very same.

Egg Report: Thursday – 41 chicken, 3 duck, 0 goose. Friday – 47 chicken, 3 duck, 1 goose. Update: we closed in the chickens and found 5 more eggs! That brings our total up to 52. Wow! I believe that is our new record.