Hubbs was gone all day yesterday.
He took a trip north to do some yard work for his parents.
Meanwhile, here at the farm, I had 13 hours of time on my hands and a list
as long as the Mississippi.
I rose early and was finished with barn chores by seven.
Luckily I had filled my water containers the evening before,
because we had a power outage which I discovered upon my arrival at the barn.
A phone call from the power company assured that the power would be back on by 10:30.
Luckily, it was on much more quickly and I continued on my list.
House vacuumed, ironing done, breakfast dishes cleaned,
I took a little time to work on a sewing project.
I headed out to bring the horses in from the pasture,
work on a little chain-saw project, log moving,
garden mowing and weed-whacking.
By early afternoon I was finished with my list and set out for a quick trip to the
greenhouse down the road.
By late afternoon, the barn logs were planted....
this washtub was filled with wave petunias...
giant zinnias were planted in the garden
and the garden was watered.
By that time, it was time to collect eggs, fill animal waters,
and feed the pigs, sheep and goats.
I am eating my (salad) dinner as I write this post...
and when I am finished, I will head up to clean up manure,
feed the horses and donkeys,
and close up the guineas, chickens, and turkeys for the night.
By that time, the sun will be setting...
and I will be ready to relax (sleep).
This is life in the Spring.
The beautiful days are busy, busy, busy!
By the way, it is in the 80's this week.
If this keeps up, I will need to fill the swimming pool for the pigs!
What's that sound, you ask?
Oh, it's just me.... snoring in my salad.
PS... you may have figured out that Hubbs is doing great!
He has recuperated from his back surgery and his only limitation at this point
is heavy lifting.