It is the time of year when I fight to craft and fight to garden and fight to complete yard work. As usual, all are vying for my attention. So without further ado, here goes the latest updates:
- Knitting is sporadic during the week, but we are getting some done. See my previous post for the latest updates on knitting progress.
- On Mother’s Day DH tilled the majority of the garden (he wasn’t sure about one section and I was at work so it didn’t get tilled). The tiller will be rented again this coming Sunday afternoon to complete the remaining section which I hope to have weeded by then so there is no question of where to till and where not to till. I have elephant garlic and seed onions in that section.
- Today, I found a Red Haven Semi-Dwarf Peach tree at Lowe’s for $24.98 and since we had wanted one, I took some of my birthday money and purchased one. DH and DS have already put it in the ground and we just have to finish staking it. Apparently the twine has decided to “grow legs and walk”.
- While at Lowe’s during this same trip, I also purchased a pack of Walla Walla Sweet onion sets and a pack of White Spanish onion sets. They are now planted in the garden and have been watered in. I hope to add tomatoes (with water walls) and cabbage plants tomorrow. Then I will need to start with planting all the seeds. I must get this done this week as the temperatures are teasing upwards to 90° in the forecast for later this week.
- The baby chicks have had their brooder box turned on its side so they can exit and enter on their own. We still have them separate from the rest of the flock, but hope to integrate them all with in the next week or two. The buff Orpingtons have all their feathers and will have to have their wings clipped before they are put in with the regular flock, but they are eight weeks old and a nice size. The Silkies are seven weeks old and a bit small but growing. We won’t separate the two types as they have been together for seven weeks now. However, we are glad to make them a bit more independent. The older chickens are sure curious about the chicks in the adjacent area.
- DD is completing finals this week and then will be able to help me during the mornings this summer. She is so ready to be done! She will continue to work part time and is hoping a full time position becomes available as she is considering a break from school. We will see what happens.
- DS has just a few more weeks and then finals on June 2 and 3. He also can’t wait. Both kids are so ready for summer.
- DH hasn’t heard about the change in positions yet, but we are praying and keeping our fingers crossed that this one works out. It would give him a day shift, M-F and would potentially have a bit of a pay increase. He would have weekends and holidays off and for the first time in several years, not have to work so much overtime, if any. Since the payment for overtime is delayed substantially or they ask that the employees take time off for the hours worked, this would not be a total loss. Perhaps more projects at home would get done.
- A cat door has been purchased and hopefully will be installed in the door between the laundry room and the garage. I am hoping this gets done by the end of the week. Then, we can move Scooter out to the garage, but he will have access to the house. This will allow us to provide him with a much larger litter box and will free up the too limited space in the laundry room.
- Last Sunday DS rode 100 miles in the Bike-a-Thon fundraiser for his youth group. He was sore and had scrapes on one knee from a crash with another club member who wasn’t paying attention, but he had fun.
- Progress has been made on the cross stitch but due to personalizing, it is really hard to take pictures. We will see what we can do.
I’m sure there are other things that I meant to mention, but they will have to wait until next time. Hope your week goes well and you are able to accomplish all that you plan.