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I Lost My Excuse

7 Jul

I started scooping out the Love Shack a while ago because it really needed it.

After about two scoops though, I was interrupted to go make bottles, and I don’t remember what all.

Harley, Gill (in front) and Enkidu

Then I came back and did about two more scoops before disovering why the barn swallows were so mad at me–even more than usual.  I figured newly hatched babies was a good reason to give it up for a while.

Then it got hot and rained and, and, and…  No more excuses!  The babies are nearly ready to fly the nest.

Even though mom and dad were still not happy with me, I figured the babies were fine without them for a short time.

Let’s face it.  I’m old and I take a lot more breaks than I used to.  I also had to quit because the goats came back up from pasture, and whenever the bottle monsters see me, it pretty much means I’m done doing anything but tripping over them.

Horus and Gilgamesh in front; Eve behind


I’m also pretty sure I’m going to more than fill my compost bin.  Of course, I already filled it up once with the stuff from one car stall out of my garage.  I guess, once it gets full, I’ll have to let is settle for a bit.  I’ll switch to shoveling out the other side of the garage because that is going to another location.

I’m pretty sure I can keep shoveling for quite a while before everything is cleaned out.

And, as of today, all the little barn swallow babies have flown the nest!