IMG_4374It feels like it’s been weeks, but really it has only been one. You’ve just missed us that much! So much has happened… I have no idea where we’ll start. I have no photos; really, I just checked. So I turned around and took one. Hey, that’s Pops! Yes, that is right. The Parental Units are here for a visit – through Easter and, as long as it doesn’t snow any time this week, they’re taking the 5th wheel back home and seeing if my brother will do some work on the water tank and other little things that have been bothering them. Sure is nice to have them with us for Holy Week. Dad asked me what we have planned for them, and my answer was, “Probably more church than you’re used to!” We don’t make them go- but they like to hear Sue play the organ, so go they shall. Anyway, that has nothing to do with the update, more to let everyone back home know that they made it here safely. checklistLet’s do a bit a list of what’s gone on. If I can remember…

  1. We planted the climbing roses along the front fence. They seem to have settled in just nicely.
  2. Sue continues to weed whack and pull weed etc. on a regular basis.
  3. Thumper, one of our goat boys, sprained his ankle and he’s limping around. It’s not too bad and every day it gets a bit better. So, we’re letting him heal on his own. If it gets worse at any time, we’ll call the vet to come take a look.
  4. Watering has become a regular event. Just trying to keep things from drying out from our winds. Everyone says the winds are later than normal, but let me tell you – this has been the “normal” ever since we’ve moved here.  i’m looking at the trees and bushes bent over from the wind right now. We’re trying to keep the water to a schedule. Water Wednesday is what we’re trying to instill in our brainiums. I think mostly we water when it’s needed. Somethings require more than others. The Gabion garden needs water about every other day, where as the orchard and other trees can really do with once a week.
  5. The oak trees are finished blooming. What a relief! We still have really pretty flowers all over and the dutch iris, that my mom gave us, burst into bloom as of yesterday.
  6. We had to clean out the french drain for the showers and the laundry… too many leaves and dirt had built up and it was backing up and smelling. Off gassing so much that it was setting off the alarm in the laundry room. We went and cleaned out the drain. Today Sue pulled up all the peppermint that had grown into the drain and scattered it around the coops. Supposedly, the mice don’t like it! We’ll see if it helps any.
  7. Sue also chopped down the Tree of Heaven that is coming up in the lower field. Not just chopped it down – dug it up with the back hoe! That stuff is just so hard to get rid of and is considered an invasive species here. Hopefully that helps out some.

Ok, that’s seven things that I remembered. We’ll hope that things continue for us through out the week. We’ll keep you up to date on the goings on with the Parental Units as well. Until then~ as always,
Thanks for reading!

Today’s Weather: Windy, dontcha know. Dang wind. Nicely warm though. High today was 82°. Currently, at 7:21 p.m., it is 68° with 18% humidity.  The sunrise this morning was at 5:50 and the sunset was at 6:48.

Egg Report: I think we’ll just start at Saturday.  Saturday –  23 chicken, 3 duck, 0 goose.  Sunday – 44 chicken, 3 duck, 0 goose.  Monday –  38 chicken, 3 duck, 0 goose.  Saturday’s chicken egg number is so low, because I left the bucket on the ground while I went to water, and Sweet Pea decided they were fair game. She ate 14 eggs, shell and all! She was rather sick that evening and the next morning. Silly dog. We will be keeping better watch of the eggs from now on. Live and learn.