First thing I did was start a fire in our firepot. I used a small stack of shreddables I'd collected and some broken twigs to start it with and it didn't take long before I had a really nice little fire going. Perfect for burning up some yard debris. And for the girls to roast a hot dog for lunch.
My youngest cut up the plum tree I removed from the chicken coop while we pulled weeds and raked up the entire back yard. We had a ton of weeds already. With the ground so soft and wet from all the rain they were really easy to pull.
Then I got out the reciprocating saw with my pruning blade on it. That usually will bring my neighbor around to see what I'm up to. I topped the pear tree and pruned some limbs. Once they were cut to shorter lengths the girls tied them up for collection while I put away what will make great firewood next year.
I used that wonderful hose nozzle I bought last year at Home Depot to clean off the deck and walkways. Wow! What a difference that made. Then we put away all the tools and called it a day. Well sort of.
I had just taken a load off when a friend of mine texted me to let me know they had Light Brahma peeps at the hatchery. He and his wife had just been there to pick up a couple new additions for their flock. And yes, I jumped in the car with my oldest (she is the one that has been wanting one of these) and drove out there to get one. And a Black Australorp too (I've always wanted one of these) because they don't do well alone and need a buddy. Now I get to start the baby phase all over again, but I don't mind it a bit. I just love those little buggers. Plus, we will definitely have enough yummy organic eggs for everyone who wants them. You know what? I think I want to be a chicken farmer when I grow up - Ha, ha (not entirely joking)!
|What do you have in the box?|
One would've thought that would have been enough activity for one day, but noooooo. We were back in the car and headed to Fred Meyer to see what they had in their garden department. I picked up a beautiful arrangement of plants to do my big pot I like to keep on the porch. My oldest picked out these really pretty daisies. I also picked up a packet of basil seeds for FREE. One of my Fred Meyer Friday Freebies.
|Got my big pot planted|
|The little girls met the head mistress|
|They all had a good run together and did just fine|
I did some more work on the garden beds too, but I'll save that to share another time as this post is getting rather lengthy and I'm sure you all have other things to do. So for now I'll stop rattling on and wish you all a Happy Spring and a beautifully warm and sunny day!