The Sun Finally Makes an Appearance

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I am whooped!  I took full advantage of our first sunny day in nearly two weeks.  All the crops and animals seems to bask in the warm rays today, myself included!  I made a trip to the garden center and picked up a few more tomato plants since my seeds failed to grow.  I also purchased several more decorative plants to go in the pig pen, as well as a sweet yellow pepper plant and a gypsy pepper plant for the East Raised Bed.

I thoroughly weeded out the East Raised Bed and planted the tomato and pepper plants.  I didn’t have any more plant markers so I used leftover wine corks.

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I finished the planting in the pig pen and it now has a nice touch of color to the area.  I also added some pretty ribbons here and there on the trees.  The Olive Tea Tree smells intoxicating, it has become one of my favorites scents.  I am glad I spent the time to liven up the pen, it has a much nicer atmosphere now.

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I have decided I am giving Lady-Bug until mid-June to remain in solitary confinement.  I can’t believe she has not had her piglets yet, either she has me totally fooled and she is not pregnant or this is the longest gestation ever!

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The hens enjoyed the break from the rain and spent most of the day dust bathing.  Apparently the pullets wore themselves out and I caught them falling asleep in their feed!

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Poor Houidini is forever having to share his meals with all the ladies.  I don’t think he minds though, he is quite the ladies’ man.

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I spent the majority of the day outside; planting, cleaning, pruning, digging and enjoying the break in the rain.  I don’t think I have ever been so filthy.  I wasn’t nearly finished with my to-do’s, but I was so dirty I took a shower anyway.  After I could see my skin again, I went back at it.  After the work was completed, I had a lovely snack of freshly picked buttercrunch lettuce.  It was my first harvest of the season and it was lovely!  Very crisp and fresh.

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Being able to walk outside and have my pick of fresh fruits and vegetable is truly a pleasure I hope everyone can enjoy at some point.  I dream about the day we live on the big farm and I will no longer need grocery stores!

Tomorrow begins my work week.  I will be working more night shifts in the coming months to help prepare us financially for the coming year when we get serious about buying a large farm.  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and spends some time enjoying the company of the woman who brought you into this amazing adventure called life.

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