Today I went with a group from church to The Creation Tour at Glen Eyrie in Colorado Springs. That was an interesting program. They told how the layers of earth were formed after the flood, how the larger stones and smaller stones were moved into place. They showed in the video the fossils and how the fish fossils in places like Wyoming still had all the fins on them, so they couldn't have sat and rotted over a long period of time.
They talked about the rock from a volcano in Hawaii that erupted 50 years ago and some from Mount St. Helens that was from 1980 that was sent to Europe for age identification. The result was that the Hawaiian rock was 1 million years old and that from Mount St. Helens was from 800,000 years ago.
Then we went on a short hike (maybe 45 minutes) and looked at the stone formations on the property. I would like to find a book that tells all they were talking about today.
After the tour we went to a place called The Mason Jar for lunch. I had the small catfish meal and brought half home for dinner tonight. I really enjoyed the day
I was finally able to go out and see Fancy after church. Boy was it hot and I have black jeans. I think I am allergic to some of that heat because my ankles were itching like crazy.
I should have moved Fancy to that ranch a long time before I did. She loves it there. Yesterday I got a scare when I got there, but I decided that she had probably been moved to another pen or they had her inside for some reason. I headed over to the house to find out where she was and found out that she was out eating weeds. She has the run of the property and they haven't locked her in her run for several weeks. Monte said that when he is working one of his horses she will follow them into the arena and around there. What a nice life she is having.
I got home and watered the garden again. One of my little tomato seedlings is gone and I noticed that a rabbit has been digging under my fence. I am going to try dragging some 4 x 4s down and put them around the garden and with my neighbor's help we will take one of the dog runs that I'm not using down to fence around the entire yard. Then the lower fence will go inside to get the vine plants to grow on. That will have to be done when it cools down in the evening, though. It is already over 90.
Just thought I'd post what I did today that was a 3 hour workout for me. I am not too good with the mowing at this stage and I know that others would do this yard in just an hour, but it takes me a while and the hills don't make it too easy for me.
This is from one corner of the porch.
This is the other side of the upper terrace.
This one is the lower terrace from by the garden.
The other day I finally got everything planted in this little garden plot. I have the fencing around different areas where there are small plants instead of seeds because we have rabbits and squirrels all around. It was suggested that I get my vines to grow up on something, so I will have some other fencing and we are going to move one of the large dog kennels to go around most of it. I have herbs in pots and am going to try a couple other things in the large pots, too.
I still have to use the weed eater and the lopper on the wild trees, and clean off the patio, but I am getting there, slow but sure. I want to be able to sit out there and enjoy the outdoors this year. And Cassie loves to go running around the big yard.
The last few weeks I have felt weak in my legs, particularly. I keep wondering if it is what I eat or something else. I know I have had more carbs than I should, but would that make my legs weak? I don't really know who to ask. Has my protein been too low? Normally I have plenty of protein, but maybe not the last few weeks. I recently saw the Oncologist and he said I showed no signs of the cancer returning. He doesn't think it will. So I am wondering where to turn to figure this out.
Today I got back to working in the garden, breaking up the clumps and adding some top soil. I don't really have enough top soil for it, needing about 4 or 10 more bags, but I don't have the money for them. I had to spend enough for the stuff I got yesterday -- mainly herbs and potting soil. I may not have worked all that long in the garden, but it was a lot of work. I didn't get the plants into the garden plot, but I got the herbs planted. I hope I can figure out how to use them all.