It’s been hard for me to be motivated lately. The weather goes from being snowy, to 70*F, to rainy and 45*F, to sunny – ALL IN ONE WEEK! This morning, when I left the house, it was sleeting and cold. But it is supposed to warm back up in time for this weekend..
Last weekend flew by (as does all of my weekends, it seems). Saturday, I went bowling for my mom’s birthday and had a blast. Sunday, Robb and I took the dogs to the pond behind the house and explored around. Poor Belle lost her harness but she had such a good time running around that I couldn’t dare scold her.
That afternoon, I spent some time in the garden, working a bit in the bed that Robb built for me. I dumped out the dirt from some of our pots in there – no need to waste it. I’ve been trying to add our fruit/vegetable waste/coffee grounds in there as well. I wanted to plant my ginseng, but got distracted by my gardening buddy. 😀
I’ve gathered all of my seeds together, except for the ones at mom’s house. I have my bed all planned out (for now).
Our chickens starting laying again on Wednesday after many months of us being egg-less (to the point where I broke down and purchased eggs last weekend). When I went to let the chickens out that morning, I noticed (and commented to many people) that Emily – our Rhode Island Red hen – had built herself a nest and that as she was standing in it, her butt twitching. I had a hunch that she was getting ready to lay and sure enough, I came home to find TWO eggs. They had another one for us yesterday. Yay!
Oh! The hard cider that I made earlier in the fall was a bit of a failure (taste wise), but I’m determined to try again. I purchased one of Brooklyn Brew Shop limited edition Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout kits and one of their sweet cider kits. I haven’t started either, but I plan to soon!