Monday, April 5, 2010

The Weekend, She Was Productive

This was a marathon weekend for my old man and myself as we're expecting two different spates of company in the coming weeks. My sister will be here in a week and his folks are coming up in three weeks. And, suffice it to say, the little farm is not yet company ready. Not to mention, Spring is pretty much in in-your-face mode these days and Spring is very demanding! She wants you to plant stuff, and clean up your yard, and dust the cobwebs out of the corners, and go for walks and pick flowers, and play with the dogs, and go to the river and have picnics, and grill out, and plant more stuff, and cut the grass, and clear land so you can have a bigger pasture, and hang a hammock so you can take a nap in her sunshine and procrastinate doing all that other stuff.

Unfortunately, we don't have a hammock. Yet. Wonder if I can make one...

Anyway, we got a ton accomplished over the weekend. We hoed and planted and dug and cleared and lifted heavy things and chipped and shredded and, of course, got sunburned. Yep, first sunburn of the year, right here folks! I burn like a fiend every time I'm in the sun for more than an hour or so. And, go figure, the sunscreen (which is super, heavy duty spf 1000 that I got in California on vacation a couple years ago AFTER getting the worst sunburn of my life [remember that, sister-in-law? i looked like I'd been broiled]) was still packed somewhere in the deepest recesses of the house; the house which is still about 3 boxes deep around it's entire perimeter.

All things considered though, it was a fantastic weekend. We now have lettuce, spinach, peas, and some bunching onion seeds nestled snuggly in the garden; we have an almost clear spot for the new chicken coop; and we have a new push mower! I LOVE mowing the lawn. I know. Don't say it. It's weird. I'm aware. But, I do.

Whatever, everyone's got quirks.

Hopefully, I'll be posting some photos from around the place later today. I'm not sure how well it'll work out with this satellite internet (read: slow internet), but we're gonna give 'er a whirl.

Good day, everyone!!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your sunburn. Yes, I vividly remember your whale-watching sunburn -- ouch! Maybe you should consider a hat with a giant brim. Or one of those rainbow umbrella hats...

    I'm really enjoying reading your blog and keeping up with your new life in TN. Please keep writing it!

  2. I am sooooo sorry not to make it this week!!! I promise I will come soon! Can't wait to see it all!