So this is supposed to be a holiday weekend....not on a homestead! We got a lot done today. After a trip into town to get badly needed haircuts, it was off to the auto parts store for some transmission tubing - the truck sprung a leak. Then to the grocery store my daughter works at for some hot dog lunches to benefit Children's Miracle Network. Back home to eat and fix the truck so we could head to the home improvement store.
Fifteen bags of mulch, 4 Leland Cypress, a flat of Marigolds, and some miscellaneous clearance plants later, we headed back home to install everything. And boy, was it HOT. But compared to the rainy weather we have been stuck in, today was gaw-haw-jus! In the middle of putting everything in, my husband decided we needed at least another 15 bags of mulch and some more Leland Cypress (can you tell he likes this particular plant?). We got most of it done - had to quit before I collapsed from heat stroke and lack of food! Pictures to come later.
We decided to just do sandwiches for dinner, then a quick dip in the pool to cool off. Cleaned out the chicken run and coop, and added some fresh bedding. Now comes relaxation-by-the-fire time and a few adult beverages. Always a good time on a Friday or Saturday night for us. And this weekend, we get a bonus night on Sunday.
I love days like this where we get a lot done, even if it comes in dribs and drabs. And I would like to take a moment to thank all of our service men and women who keep us free so we can have days like this. God Bless America!
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