Not sure if I’m feeling reflective or just a little rambly right now. I had my eye dr. appointment this morning & his wife lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. Terrific guy with 3 little boys. It’s just heartbreaking. Sometimes it’s hard to see the rainbow through all of the rain. It’s things like that and Lauren’s 5 year battle with agressive cancer tumors that put my minor complaints in the gutter. Honestly, what do I really have to complain about? So . . . I won’t!!!
I went into the sewing room on Saturday to start on the girls’ new bedroom curtains & started cleaning instead. I ended up with a huge bag of fabric to get rid of & tons of scraps very useable for quilting. It got me thinking about garage sales. So, I called my friend, Heather, to see if she’s going to have one this summer. Sure enough – YES! So, I begged my way in and promised to bring my own table. Now I have to sort through all of those school books that we haven’t used, aren’t going to use, or will never use again! The up side is I have a really tidy sewing room right now. I also have the usual huge pile of projects (but I hid or got rid of most of them!!!). I have a tote bag I’ve been meaning to make for my Mom for about 10 years! By the time I get to it she will forget all about reading that last sentence! I have sleep pants I need to make for Kristen before they go camping in August. I have cute shorts for Kurt and summer is almost over (the good thing with Kurt is that like Karra, he never gets any bigger around!). And I bought a new skein of yarn and went to put it away and thought – I can’t wait until knitting season! The sweater that I wanted to get to a certain point before my vacation so that I could ask my Grandma about it, isn’t anywhere near where I needed it to be – oh, well.
I got to show Joel where I want to put the pasture gates & we talked about the chicken coop & run, etc. We will eventually (but probably not this winter) put the chickens in a coop in the barn and then keep the one we have for either a summer brooder or for turkeys. I think we could comfortable house 2 or 3 turkeys in the existing coop. That would be fun to have our own free range turkey for Thanksgiving! I need a few more questions answered from my friends at Hobby Farms & we’ll be good. I’ve been told that, yes, the animals probably will eat the willow trees in the pasture. RATS!
It looks like there’s a storm coming in from the south. Kristen is supposed to have a riding lesson in less than an hour. Hope it’s not tundering by then.
And That’s What’s Happening (Reflectively) on the Homestead.