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It’s Friday Again!

26 May

This is my last weekend before the start of summer break.  I am more than ready.



My beans got planted through the rye last Thursday (the 18th), but it’s been too busy to get it on the blog.



Estella’s got lift!

Lizzie is still a wild thing.

Mr. Peacock and Ms. Goose

My sweet Moxie


Ostara looks really good.


Hope you have a great weekend!

Prepping the Greenhouse

22 May

Before the Morton building can be put up , the greenhouse has to come down.  I am prepping for that. One of the first things I had to do was deal with Ms. Goose, who had just decided to start sitting on her nest of unfertilized eggs under the work bench in the greenhouse.

Ms. Goose on her nest

I just picked her up off the nest and plopped her down in with the chickens and peacock.  She’ll stay there until the building is safely demolished.

Mr. Peacock didn’t even notice her while he was dancing.

I had to put a fence up so that the demolition crew could get to it and the dog and livestock were still kept separate.

Hauling panels from the north shed

Of course, I had the dog in the house as I was removing the panel to the north and south of the greenhouse.

The north side of the greenhouse (taken from in the barnyard)

Odie might have noticed that it was open and spent some time exploring the yard and nibbling on scrub mulberry bushes.

Odie–no yard llamas!

It took a bit of doing, but I got it done!

I had to move the picnic table, which was no picnic.

This will be the new boundaries for a couple of months.

Exploring south of the greenhouse

They have the area that I eventually want to make into herb garden

I hope I have it secure enough.

Sky checking it out

We still have to move my dog house

I am really looking forward to getting started, but I’ll be even happier when it’s all done.

Out of Drought

14 May

I am pleased to report that we made it out of our drought and abnormally dry conditions.  We are back to normal moisture levels in the soil!

That’s exciting, but I don’t want to jinx it.  I am literally about ten miles from the yellow.  Last spring we spent about two weeks out of any drought conditions, and then pretty much all rain stopped.

Goats coming up because it was sprinkling

The required goat in the barn door because it’s raining photo (Ava with a bonus sparrow on the fence)

Can hardly see Pluto and Dolly

And Ms. Goose playing in the rain gauge

So let’s say I am excited to be here and optimistic that it will last.

Lots of dandelions

Maybe I’ll actually get to harvest wild grapes instead of them drying up

Lilacs after the rain Saturday morning

Of course, with rain comes lots of mowing.  I managed to mow after work on Friday, but I had to wait until it dried off Saturday to use the push mower and weed eater.

Sky in the yard after mowing and rain, but before trimming

It also means that my fence in the Back Forty is damaged again.

I mean, why on earth would the neighbor want to have waterways and do anything to protect the soil from eroding or not destroy their neighbor’s fence every time it rains?

Aphrodite with Cruella and Estella; Odie behind

How I would dearly love to find some place without neighbors.