Friday, March 26, 2010

The Best Laid Plans....

Today began with good intentions.  As usual, my good intentions get messed up when I take a day off to do some work around the homestead.  In order for me to do what I intended, I had to get some gas.  So I had to make a "quick" trip to town.  From there on, it was fouled up.

Not that I didn't accomplish anything, I did.  Quite a lot, in fact.  Just not what I had intended to accomplish.

I did manage to get the new raised beds filled in with dirt and the soil amended with, of course, Fertrell.  I put in some Jersey Green sand and Kelp meal and Super 3-2-3.

I also dug into a long needed task of removing the fragrant sumac bush and brambles from in the center of the garden area.  I have been mowing around that thing for years, always intending to remove it but never actually getting at it.  I wanted to fill the beds and move on to the task I had planned for in the first place, working on fence. But I turned around and had a stare down with that bush.  I think it even bowed up at me.  I took its challenge.  Now I no longer have to look at it.

Then there were the usual chores around the homestead to be done, so, I never got at that fence.  Oh well, my children think I'm a hero because their beds are finished and my wife is pleased with the work we did also, so I think it is all good.

Tomorrow I head to the city for a gun show.  My family will be joining me as there is a very large consignment sale next door.  So I get to shop the gun stuff (yippee!) and they get to shop the sale, a win-win for sure.  We'll also take the metal detector and hit a city park for Civil War relics, if there is time.

I love the warmer weather, and am glad for the oppoertunity to take a day off from work and work here, which is where I'd rather be.  Chime in, what have you been doing around the house?  Leave a comment, I love to hear from you.


Sarah Reid said...

Yesterday, we accomplished removing some of the trash that has blown into our yard all winter. It's finally thawed enough that the garbage is no longer frozen to the ground. We also moved the henhouse/chicken tractor from the girls' "winter home" (near the back door) to their "summer home" (in the back yard.

Scott or Pam said...

Remove trash? What a novel idea :) I try to remove trash but my kids keep leaving more. Keep up the good work.