We're at about 41° right now with winds 25-30 mph and gusts in excess of 50 mph!
The weather man is saying in the 30's over night lows ...adjusting for wind chills
...and the wood guy has not called with delivery confirmation on our wood yet.
We've gotten down pretty low on wood, not thinking we'd need to buy anymore. We cut most of our wood for this year; but we've burned just about all of it.
We heat our home with wood---those of you up north. Stay warm!
Over the weekend we planted our garden...I went out today and soaked it down. I put out corn and potatoes in the North Side kitchen garden on Sunday...
I'm afraid if this wind keeps up...it is going to blow the dirt off!
This year, we took the Hugelkulter and the raised bed boxes out of this area.
Couple of reasons. We didn't grow anything over the winter-- the Hugelkulter would be ideal for this. I fought with ants really bad in the garden with the Hugelkulter as well.
So we tilled it all up and are going with planting straight to ground.
We'll see how this works for us. The boxes, I thought were pretty successful for us before-- and they keep weeds to a minimum!
As soon as we got the corn and potatoes in the ground...
The chickens came round to see us and began scratching in the CORN ROWS...
We had to hurry and get the fence back up; do you think they know it was down there?
You can see, I got my laundry done over the weekend too. I suppose I could hang my laundry out tomorrow...but I'd have to go get it out in the field...it's supposed to be windy all day tomorrow too.
Last week-- we started the week with the loss of our Audrey Chicken.
On Sunday, this week, we had a freak accident and lost one of our dogs...Gracie.
She was an 8 year old mutt. But as dogs go, she was a pretty good mutt. The Honey didn't like because she'd kill the bunnies and squirrels...but that's what dogs do.
She was a 'scardy-dog' ...yet she would sound the ALARM any time there was someone or something in the yard that DID NOT BELONG!
I knick named her Yoda-- because of the way her ears would stick out when she was cool...and not scared.
She's being cool...and smiling at me through the screen door.
She was good with the kids.
My daughter said "Bree cried..."
She loved being out on the property and running the fields and swimming in the tank...
she was born here, the pup of a stray.
Have you heard of 'brother from another mother"?
Trouble and Gracie were: "Sisters from different litters":
She will be missed...
Be anxious for nothing but in everything with prayer and supplication let your request be made known unto God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7