Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter weekends

Yesterday was a good Saturday. We slept late, fed the goats (Stanley and Choco love their new rock mountain), and Crys* made a late morning breakfast while I spread 25 pounds of drought tolerant grass seed all over the place. We're figuring it's between snows so when the spring snows fall on the seed they'll prep it for a spring sprouting! And if it doesn't work we aren't out much :D. The afternoon was playing and piddling around. Today looks to be much the same. We have stuff to do and deadlines to meet but none are onerous.

Perhaps we'll try out that spaceship of a grill today. Or build another rock pile...... or maybe just piddle and play. Not much or a drive you can work up with these lazy kitties dragging you back to lazy......

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our new grill, the Blacktop 360. It has a deep fryer in the middle. Thanks for the good deal Tonya and Dave. Now come over and EAT!!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Spring time plans

OK, we survived 2011, now 2012 should be a piece of cake!

Last week we ordered our honey bees, thanks to mom and pop. We found a beekeeping outfit here in our valley that will sell us a nucleus to start out with and we'll pick it up in may. We chose a carnolian queen bee and now have to do some research and get all the other starter stuff in so that we can hit the ground running with that little project.

Along with bees ..... we'll get as good a start as possible on the studio/apartment; build some more fence; install our orchard (we spent the last 2 weeks picking out zone 3 fruit and nut trees) ; perhaps get the shell of the barn up; do a circuit or two of P90X2; go to Seattle for the NCECA conference in March; gravel the driveway; install cattle guards; put siding on all the mostly done sheds; finish the deck; live, love, laugh and play.

And then after lunch.......