Monday, April 26, 2010

Tromping On

I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing because it means I have a home.... I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing because it means my loved ones are nearby. ~Nancie J. Carmody

And then I am thankful for the lavender epsom salts to soak away the aches and pains!  #1 daughter was here for the week and we got a ton done.   We transplanted tomatoes into larger pots, started several types of squash, canteloupe, and cucumbers (some are bartered out) we transplanted raspberry plants and flowers as we are enlarging the garden and they were in the way.  We delivered a row boat to a friend that my uncle had borrowed many moons many they probably forgot they owned it!  We delivered plants to other friends when we ran out of room (aka got to tired) to transplant them.  We got rid of a whole lotta "trash" that the man had laying around saying he was going to use it, fix it, make something from it and earned $53 for doing so.  We picked up plants I had bought from the conservation district and deliviered one of them to a friend and got most of what I bought planted.  We tried numerous times to find out where Big Red was hiding her nest only to have our attention diverted for a moment and turn back to find her gone. 

We had one rooster left on the farm and we got rid of him last night because he keeps going to the neighbors and having his way with the guys chickens.  The neighbor doesn't like fertilized eggs so since the rooster would not stay put even with a six foot fence we took him to Farmer Daves.  While there I  picked up two turkey poults just in case Mr Gobblesome didn't get enough time with the ladies before they went broody.  I picked out one Buff and one Blue Slate.  The turkey eggs should start hatching in two weeks.

There were track meets/invitationals and the inevitable cooking, cleaning and laundry.   #1 even whipped out two cakes before she left yesterday.  And I found time to knit/crochet/spin.  I finished a sock but have no pictures as I don't know where it ran off to.  I have 3/4 of a skein and then I am done with both this lapghan and the color green, (which looks very olive in this pic).
a little feather and fan for what will be a bolero for the brides mother (friend)
and spinning of the bozo vomit.
It was invigorating and exhausting.  Unfortunately there is a ton more to do.  Isn't there always?  So let's forget about that for a moment, take time to appreciate the here and now and think happy thoughts...


Sandie Knapp said...

From seeing your photos, you are farther advanced than we are here. My apple trees are not yet blooming, but I am seeing a bit of color that is most likely buds filling out. The lilac bushes are getting ready to burst forth as well.

I'm sorry about your rooster. I'm sure he thought he was doing what was expected of him. Your neighbor is too picky, if you ask me. LOL

I see you've kept your hands busy with goodness, even as you work yourself into oblivion with all that "other stuff."

Have a great day. :)

cyndy said...

I need a #1 daughter to help whip me into shape ;-)

...good to see you ....even if it was only for those few minutes...the tree was planted that next day. As for the row boat, what boat? We didn't even miss it ....