So, we know that Wednesdays are always short blog post days; I think that today might be even shorter. Sue has been entertaining my folks during the day, until I get home from work in the afternoon. Today they did the round robin of feed store, grocery store, and Walmart. Dad drove, so that was the big outing for today. Mom did the watering for today, it being Water Wednesday, after all. Sue turned on the orchard for an hour; it’s doing quite well. I’ll do the gabion garden right quick in a few minutes. There’s just not a whole lot going on that’s new and interesting to report. I can say that Thumper’s foot is doing a great deal better today. Swelling has gone down a lot and he’s hobbling around on all four feet. I think in a couple of days – if he’s smart about things, he’ll be right as rain. One of the most exciting things that happened this week was Dad’s gifting of “extra” tools that he wanted to get rid of – he sent a list to Sue and she said, “Bring ’em all!” So he did. A scroll saw, little saws-all, drill, two circular saws. Not bad! Thanks, Dad! Continue reading
It 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. Continue reading
It is late on a Friday night, and I know it seems that we’ve disappeared; however, in reality, I just seem to have bitten off more than I can chew at the moment. This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, our choir is doing a Cantata at all three worship services, I volunteered to create the slides this Sunday and next. What was I thinking? Well, I’m done with the first Sunday now, so – if you’ll be a bit more patient with me – tomorrow night I’ll catch you up on the goings on down at the farm. (How ’bout all those prepositions?) Thanks much. We’ll be back soon! ‘Night.
I’ve been away for over a week now and it seems like forever! My plane will get into Phoenix at almost 8pm and I’ll have an over 3 hour drive home. Right now, I am thinking I’ll make the drive home because I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed tonight! While I’ve been away, my mind was often wandering home- especially during the exercises we would do at some of the class sessions. Continue reading
It’s Friday, y’all! (Can you tell I’m in Texas?) I am still out traveling for work, so am making things up on the fly. How have I been doing so far? It is 5:30 in Austin and I’m headed out to dinner soon. Sue has been really good at keeping me updated on the goings on at home. Unfortunately, the AirBnB that my friend Jeanie and I are staying at is having issues with its WiFi. So, I’m trying to work on my iPhone Hotspot, but my connectivity here in the city is really spotty. So, I think I’m going to have to type this up on my laptop, and then finish it on the phone. Please bear with me. Continue reading
Here we are… Wednesday’s blog post appearing on a Thursday. Thanks for hanging in and waiting for this amazing update! It’s actually been rather quiet for a while around here. Which, in many ways, is a good thing. While the weather has been rather nice and warm this week, the last two days the winds have been blowing in some clouds from somewhere – but there is no rain predicted. So – we’ll just see what the future holds over the next couple of days. Continue reading
Hey everyone! I’m sorry, but I spent all my time this afternoon/evening getting the eggs ready for donation tomorrow. It’s now almost time to put everyone in and head to the last half of Ash Wednesday service, then Choir Rehearsal. Since the eggs are already taken care of (something I usually do Thursday Night for the weekend customers) I’ll have time to blog tomorrow. We’ll catch up then- ok? Thanks!
Hey guys! Thanks for tuning in for a rather boring update. I guess I shouldn’t say “boring”, maybe just prosaic. Nothing really super, duper exciting happened… but we made headway on our list! Saturday started off nice and calm and warm – so we thought we’d head outside and take care of some tasks. Wondering how we did? Read on. Continue reading
Today the big storm hit! Had to come home early, before the roads became impassable. Decided to take this opportunity to do a bit of photo shooting. You never know when a good snow photo will come in handy for a Christmas card later in the year. Since you know that we couldn’t do any of our projects today… I’m declaring this post to be a photo essay of the snow day! The photos start when I get home around 11:30 and I shot into the afternoon, through the golden hour, while putting chickens away, and past sundown. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading
Today, when I stopped by to make a bank deposit for work, the cute little teller asked me, “Snow – are you for or against?” It was kind of an odd little question, but seeing as we still have snow in the mountains, and are expecting more at week’s end, I understood where she was coming from. I’d bet that the “for” vs. “against” are about 50/50 in Sierra Vista. There are a whole lot of people who have said, “I didn’t move to Arizona to be cold!” There are the snowbirds who are here to get away from all that white stuff. Then there are people like me who say, “If it melts off by noon, I’m for it.” It just looks pretty! Continue reading