Around 1 AM a light rain began. Don't know yet if it was measurable.
I had an extremely blah day yesterday. Let's hope today is better.
Plans for the Day (optimistic here)
Finish cleaning Milk Barn
Plant some more lettuce seed
Tidy the house
Take care of chickens (got 5 eggs yesterday), turn them outside and water them
Pick up limbs from the yard (blasted Elm trees)
Tidy garden shed (where I keep the tiller and other gardening tools....have DH get it up and running.
If I get half these done, it will beat yesterday.
I have spent the early part of the morning reading blogs and articles about various greenhouses. I still have my pvc gh ends and the base boards. I should begin with those and then ad lib using what I have on hand. I got some good ideas on various sites. DH was less than enthusiastic but I will just use him for the grunt work.......
Well back to finish up yesterday's blog. It is now Saturday morning 4:45 AM, 56°.
I had a productive day yesterday but didn't follow my list too closely. I did milk and that went well so I milked her out.
I stayed out in the barn without coming back to the house. I began work on cleaning the back side of the barn where we milked the cows. This is now my 'potting shed'.Midway through the cleaning, I got side-tracked by a seedling Osage Orange tree brushing the roof line. I went out back and decided to do some tree cutting and pruning before finishing the cleaning job.
Of course, this required getting the saw, dragging the drop cord from the old barn across the barn lot the the trees....just barely enough cord to reach. Had to make a minor adjustment to the old barn door so I could open the hallway section where I plug in the drop cord. I want to show the clever fasteners used in this old barn...will do that later.
Mission accomplished. DH will do the clean up later. We have a huge brush pile back on the farm which we leave for the critters to hide in.
I hope to be able to pile some old wasted hay back where the trees were to keep down the weeds and especially poke that got 15 feet tall last year.
The other side of the ramp is the apricot tree. I did some pruning here too. I hated to remove all the low growing limbs because if I am lucky enough to get a crop, they are so easy to pick. I did remove some though.
I turned the chickens out and fed them some scratch and kitchen scraps. We got 7 eggs.
It was very windy.
We are out of bread so I will be in the kitchen this morning.