We are off tomorrow to RI to help celebrate a sister-in-law's retirement and a baby shower for her daughter-in-law. J is packing tools since he has several requests for repairs of leaky faucets and running toilets. He likes helping family out but as we get older, the jobs seem to take longer and cut into our visiting time.
We are hoping to hear that Ameranth has lined up a lift to Albany, as that will make it much easier to get her the rest of the way home. She's heading here for awhile to earn more money and decide where/when her next trip might be.
It's supposed to be rainy day/sunny day/rainy day here, so we aren't too worried about our newly transplanted veggies. Still deciding what to do with the chickens. I think with their smaller numbers, they will be comfortable left safely in the chicken house. J hates to keep them 'cooped' up, and would like to let them into their yard. I don't know.
I was going to mow the lawn last evening after J went to bed (he gets up at 2:45 to be at work at 4, so is in bed early- I wasn't mowing in the dark) but the tractor sputtered and made a strange clinking noise, so I gave up. I think something came loose on the lever to engage the blades, and that's as far as I go with a mower. I don't like having to get down in the dirt to look under it, or lay in the dirt to loosen/tighten stuff, or get greasy. I will pull out matted clippings, but that's it. So, our lawn will be a jungle when we get back Monday.
We are planning to fence in a bit more of our field to make a bigger dog yard, since a friend of J's has gotten a deal on 5 foot fencing and will sell us some. If we can get what we want to, we will be able to add a 30' by 200' section next to our current yard. That will let them run! It will be especially nice to have when Ameranth adds Anna to the mix here.
Not as short a post as I planned. I am heading off to bed, and hope everyone has a nice weekend.