Ha. It was a day of hard labor at Boulderneigh. First, we got "Brian's" strawberry patch weeded – and freed a garter snake that had gotten trapped in the bird netting that protects it. Next, we started the burn pile and decided to prune some trees while we had a fire going. Then we focused on getting our garden up to speed. We had volunteer potatoes in scattered spots, so I dug them all up, harvested the new potatoes, and replanted all the potato plants in one long row together. Rick started setting the starts he'd purchased – 14 tomato plants, eight pepper plants, eight cucumbers, and one watermelon – and I helped him finish. Rick also worked in the blueberry patch (that's his baby). I still need to purchase and plant seeds for bush beans, zucchini, carrots and beets; will hopefully get those tomorrow.
After evening chores, we vaccinated all four horses, tagged all three lambs, and finally banded Bing.
I planned to make bread and ride Larry today, but ran out of time – and energy!
|Free to hunt again.|
|Larry keeping an eye on the burn pile.|
|Cutting more of this|
|to add to this.|
|Plants in the dirt are like money in the bank.|
|The fiddler on our roof who serenaded us throughout the day.|
|Taking time to see the flowers (species geraniums with spirea buds).|
That's it for today from . . .