Again, a couple of months have gone by again. It has been a rough couple of months. My stomach has been giving me hell again, I have been fighting off depression for the first time in decades, and have been sick on top of all that. I am finally feeling a bit better this weekend and got quite a bit done around here. I still have a lot more to do, but I am feeling good about it.
The puppies are getting bigger by the day. Squiggy is getting really fat. Gigi has decided to do Snoopy impersonations by sitting on top of the dog house. Of course , Ruby is still the princess of the property. Mickey is talking a lot now. He says ‘come ‘ere, come ‘ere’, ‘come on, come on’ “Jennifer’, two forms of ‘hello’, ‘oh my God’, he has a noise that sounds like Ruby’s squeak toy, a noise that sounds like a little yappy dog barking, and several different whistles. He enjoys running around on the floor in the evenings now too. We got another stand built for two more rabbit cages and one more cage built. We got another doe from Jan today to put in the cage. Haven’t decided what to name her yet though. We did finally get all the roosters butchered, so now we just have the hens left. They are still laying an average of a dozen eggs a day and we are now having problems getting rid of them. We took the price up to 2.00 a dozen, and no one wants to pay that. We got about half of the fence put up in the back of the property and another 80 ft. of the three rail across the front of the property. We moved the burn pit to the back of the property and got three piles of the cleared trees torn down completely and a good start on one of the piles in the back. It is all moving along slowly, but surely. We figured out that we got screwed on the farm truck that we bought. We have decided that I need to go back to work again for a bit so we can pay off some of our bills. We needed to turn the ‘farm truck’ into a vehicle I could drive to a job. It will not pass inspection because the previous owners took off all the emissions stuff. It will cost way too much to replace the stuff that was taken off. I am not sure what we will do now. The winter garden is going pretty well this year. We have cabbage, broccoli, and romaine lettuce. I didn’t get the brussel sprouts planted in time. We still have to plant the onions soon. We butchered the tom turkey for the Winter Solstice meal. He weighed 41 pounds dressed. The turkey pen was turned back into the puppies pen and we moved them out of the end of the garden.
That’s what has been happening around the growing farm. On the net front, I am way behind on the site. I am working on getting the Boston Legal site ready to go public, but not moving at near the speed I want to. I am hoping to finish getting caught up with cleaning the house and getting things organized again this week, and getting the Boston Legal site public by next weekend. Jan turned me onto a really cool blog spot. The Pioneer Woman, (http://thepioneerwoman.com/) and her cooking site (http://thepioneerwomancooks.com/). I have become addicted to her blog. She is so funny. You have to check her out.
More recent musings. I never tire of ‘people watching’. Friday, we did our bi-weekly shopping. We stopped at a sandwich shop to get something to eat when we had finished. It was one of those places that gives you a number when you order and they call your number when your order is ready. Hubby and I were the only customers in the place when we got our sandwiches. Two ladies came in and placed their order, then took their seat while they waited for the order to be ready. Did I tell you that hubby and I were the only other customers in the place? Did I also mention that we had already gotten our order and were chowing down? The worker called out ‘Number 160 and 161’. Both ladies sat as if they hadn’t heard the announcement. When the worker called the numbers again, they both dug in their purses and fished out their receipts while saying things like, ‘Is that our number?’, ‘Do you remember the number he gave us?’. Once they both looked at their receipts and figured out that it was indeed their number, they approached the worker and asked, ‘Is this ours?’. I’m watching the whole thing and looking around the place and thinking ‘WTF?’ I couldn’t help bursting out laughing.
Speaking of strange: Tonight we did a bit of channel surfing after Extreme Home Makeover and came across the last hour of the Guinness World Book of Records thing. I just want to ask WHY? Why do these people do the things they do, just to ‘hold a record’? The longest piece of spaghetti sucked through one’s nose? Kicking one’s self in the head the most during a given period of time? Squirting milk out of the eye? The most body piercings in one setting? WHY????
Again, I make ANOTHER resolution to update this blog more often. We will see how that goes.