experimenting

I always say that we are traveling on an adventure with what we are doing here. Sometimes, though, we engage in experimentation. Truthfully… that’s how all of my gardening gets done lately. “Let’s try this plant. Let’s try this on the grasshoppers. Let’s try this on the gophers.” Sometimes things work, but more often than not, they don’t. It can be very disheartening. But we continue along.

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w.w.o.w.

I think I spend as much time looking for title photos as I do writing blogposts. Nothing went with my acronym up top which, in my little pea brain, stands for Weird World of Weather. It is Summer here, definitely, since we are hitting the high 80’s low 90’s every day now. However, we were once again thwarted by unanticipated winds today. They just do whatever the heck they want, with absolutely no regard for our plans at all! You may be able to guess this next statement — we did not process meat birds today as planned; average wind speed today is 21, gusting to over 40 much too often. “So, what did you do?”, you ask.

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swap

When we figure out how many meat birds we’re going to sell during the summer, Sue figures out when and how many chicks to order to give us time to raise them without too much overlap since we only have a few spaces to raise them. For this year, she also wanted to add our water-babies to the mix, so she did a lot of figuring to fit them in and made sure we had time and space to let them grow up. Unfortunately, they did NOT arrive when promised, so there’s been some amount of finagling to give them their space. You saw the very cool external brooder she made, but they are growing so quickly there was apartment swapping that needed to happen.

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firsts

It’s an odd looking word, “firsts”. One little vowel there among a fricative, and a plosive sandwiched between two sibilants. I always feel for people trying to learn English when I come across words like this; so simple to us, but difficult to get your tongue around. This, of course, has nothing to do with the post today. It is just something that ran through my head as I was looking for a title photo. Ha!

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