Sunday, July 31, 2011

Weekly update

I lost my camera the other day and I’ve felt naked ever since. I usually have an old Canon camera in my pocket so I can take pictures at any given time.

To my surprise today, Maddox asked if I’d like my camera back. I guess he was tearing around the river bottom and saw this old camera on the trail. He immediately had this joyful exuberance come over him because he was going to finally find out who was sneaking onto his land when there is quite clearly No Trespassing signs posted all over. Much to his dismay, the first picture he saw was of Ringo’s blue eyes. No photo shop needed.July 002

I tested out the camera on Pretty Petunia and Ringo. Looks like it still works.

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Petunia is photo genic but was grumpy at me for taking pictures of her. It’s awesome I can blackmail someone by saying “be nice to me or I’m going to put this on my blog.”

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“You wouldn’t dare!”

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I guess I must be the mean uncle not the cool one.

We had a chicken die on us yesterday. Milly was emotional. I was sad. It’s hard to see animals die. We’ve had a few casualties over the past few months but usually they are caused by predators. This one just stopped responding and was dead within a few hours. We aren’t versed enough in animal husbandry yet to know what to do. This was an older bird so hopefully it was just her time to go. At least it happened quickly.

We got temporary power into our basement so we can start putting up the subfloor on the basement walls. That is if we can ever finish our floor plan. We have gone about as far as we can without a completed plan. Even I have to agree we have to finish the plan before we can proceed. We'll, I think we are going to get our pit less adapter in on the well so that can be filled back in. That will get us water in the place as well. And if we don’t hurry with the plan I’m going to start on the subfloor anyways. I have power so there’s not much stopping me other than…not having a plan.

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As you can see, the garden is still scraggily. We’ve got some peas off of it but I’ll be surprised if anything else amounts to much. That’s what you get when you break up the soil and don’t condition it at all. And rely on hand watering as well. At least there wasn’t too many weeds as we did the planting in a square foot format. We like this way of planting and it lets you get a lot more out of a smaller space.

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This next week is going to be big on planning and getting ready for all out house building.

Hopefully the farm doesn’t fall apart as we turn our attention to building rather than caring for everything.

5 comments:

  1. I HATE YOU!! YOU LIED TO ME!! YOU SAID "IF I GAVE YOU A GOOD PICTURE YOU WOULDN'T PUT THESE ONES UP!!"

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    1. Well, I don't hate you.

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    2. Glad to see you have forgiven your old uncle.

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  2. You told me you would take the pics OFF!!!!!! You better do it soon or I will come to your house and do it myself!!!

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  3. Take those pictures off! I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!

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