Here is what’s happening on the farm this week. The carpenters are waiting for another shipment of siding so they can finish. A large dumpster was delivered and I am busy filling it with all the construction debris in my yard. Yes, the carpenters could do it but their hourly wage is lots more than mine – and it’s good exercise!
I’ve been gathering more rocks which is also good exercise – I can eat chips and drink beer on those nights. We have had lots of rain (and now snow) which keeps me out of the fields as well as the farmers. My friend, Sam, has had some complications with her pregnancy and has been hospitalized so Leo is staying here. Had choir practice tonight and I really need some time to practice – we have 2 very hard songs to perform before the end of May and in June Margaret and I will play at an all-church event which means I need to practice those songs, too. Rick is doing well – walking with a cane now and even riding his bike. Connie is babysitting in Chicago so I am walking Hope each afternoon.
In a recent blog I talked about the hops vine and someone asked if I used the hops – no, I don’t use them for anything except decorating. And yes, I think animal dumpers are the lowest form of humanity.
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Kind of a boring week, huh? No good rat stories or cats in the frig – ha!!
We’re havin’ a party! May 2 and we have 12” of heavy wet snow with trees, limbs, branches and shrubs broken and twisted all over the yard. To make it an even happier party, Bentley Greiman arrived this morning to spend the weekend. His mom walked him up the hill from the highway because our road is not plowed yet. Bentley is the golden retriever in this picture with Telly who is in her glory with all these friends to play with and in the snow no less. Perfect! This is all we’re doing today – having a party with 7 dogs! Yay!!!