Thursday, April 18, 2013
I guess you would call me an urban farmer. Most of the critters I get are of the small size and they are all marked for either production or the freezer. My hubby objects when it comes time fo dress things out, but he sure eats what is grown.
The workshop last evening was very interesting and I will be making some of the flower pots and have even been considering a bird bath that does not freeze and break. I try to keep water out for the birds during the cold weather. I water them at the same time as I do the confined critters.
Today is going to be another day of wind and rain. It would not be so bad if I would get busy in the house and do things, but these are my days of rest. Michael and two of the little guys are supposed to come over and if they do ( a lot depends on the weather, we will be setting up an area for the meatbirds. If he has time I may see if he can help me get the storage bin put together. It is possible to work on the patio as it stays decently dry. If he does not have the time i will start on it it later this afternoon and see what I can come up with. I want it tall enough and deep enough to store the one shop vac in it. Later, I will be making one that is going to be about eight foot long. In that I hope to keep some of my tools and etc. Saves a lot of time If I don't have to keep running in and out to get things.
I did get some more critters last evening.I
I have been teasing Jeff for the last two or three years about getting a little pig. Well, Bri had one for my last evening. It is a little animated pig that oinks and walks. I put it in a box and told Jeff that we had a new member to the family. I told him that I no longer had to be looking for a runt little pig as I had been given one. I went out to the truck and put the pig in a box that I had brought home some chickens in and had him open the box with me. I can tell you that he was certainly surprised. I know that he was dreading opening that box. Anyway it was a good laugh for both of us.
I am not telling him that I brought home six more chicks and a Peking duckling. I got them stuck in the brooder box before he had a chance to see them. The duckling will stay here, but the little chicks will go to Michael when they get big enough.
The animals are proving to be good therapy for Jeff. He is actually getting out and doing a few things as he is able to. He likes going out and setting in the swing and feeding the duck and watching as they go swimming in the little pool that we have
The fruit trees are in bloom and they look like a big bouquet of flowers. One of the plum trees is in full bloom and the other one is just a little bit behind it. I noticed this morning that the lilacs are getting ready to bust forth with blooms. Every thing is growing by leaps and bounds, It is too wet to get anything in the ground. Have been thinking about mudding in some onion sets, but just haven't gotten it done yet.
Will get the results of the MRI on Tuesday and will know which way we will be jumping with that.