Friday Paul and I went to LPine and we took 2 of our cats with us. Taz and her kitten Dizzy, born on December 17 2013. For Dizzy this was her first time outside also. Knowing how cats can be, I figured it would be better to cover up the screw piles, as they are hollow. Not sure if it would be possible, but I didn’t want to experience having a kitten falling into one of those piles. The only thing I had to cover them up with were plastic gloves. It looks like all screw piles have condoms on now. So funny. But better safe then sorry, right? Of course in the beginning it was a little overwhelming and scary. She looked around with her big eyes, smelled everything and kept an eye on where Taz, Scruffy and Paul and me were. She stayed close by the trailer at first but soon she would go around the yard to explore. It was so funny to see her face when a fly would pass, or birds flying over. Taz loved to be outside again and right away went to check things out. She knows farm life very well, even though she enjoys indoor life during winter a lot. LOL She needs more exercise as she got a little fat since she is fixed, so being at LPine Meadow will sure help her. We only took the cats for this day. It was a warm, quiet and peaceful. The perfect day for Dizzy to be outside for her first time. While the cats and dog were enjoying their day out, Paul and I did some chores. Paul got the new generator to work and I did some cleaning up.
Saturday I went to the building store in town to pick up some sheets of OSB that is needed for wall and floor. That was two trips as it was a lot! Later Paul and his friends Kevin and Brandon came out to help with more things. I didn’t take the cats this time. Just the dog. The boys did a lot of work. The garage in a box is set up. YAY! So happy with that. It’s a nice big space that can be used during the summer as a work area and during winter to park the truck. Also they got the little tractor going. They put on the mower part which is great. It needs a new battery though, as it didn’t run for a long long time and needs a boost every time you start it. And it should go for a service into town. But for now it worked. Paul right away started mowing the yard and driveway. Wow, it looks so much better now everything is mowed. But because everything is so dry, it was a very dusty job! Hahaha! Paul was covered in dust after he was done. While the boys were working so hard, I put my plants and potatoes in the gardens. What a joy to do! I also put all the herbs in planting boxes with tags. It looks really nice. In time I will create a separate herb and flower garden but for now this is great.
Sunday I went to pick up more garden top soil and organic fertilizer mixture and in the afternoon I finished the last garden box. I noticed a lot of the plants had a touch of frost. Not sure if they will make it. There wasn’t any frost in the forecast so I was surprised to see this. I also had the idea that critters came again and ate from my plants. It looks like something took a bite of some plants. Combination of frost and that, I’m serious thinking of fencing it off. I just don’t like so much the look of a fenced garden. I have to think about it some more. But Paul did get me some chicken wire so I’m ready if I do want to fence it.
My friends Carol and Melva came also to visit last Sunday. They brought lots of yummie goodies like water melon, chocolate chip cookies and chips. Life is so great when in good company and eating good food. LOL We talked and laughed and I showed them the progress around the yard. They also gave me a lovely present: Healing Flags. ( A big thanks, girls!)
Beautiful colored flags and each flag carries a message to promote healing. I'm so happy with this present. I love these kind of flags and they fit so nicely in on LPine Meadow.
There is this tiny bird that I believe is starting to nest in the front part of the trailer. It’s the Eastern Phoebe. I was sitting in front of the trailer, watching this little bird flying in and out of the opening where the hitch is. I could make some nice photo’s this way. I also noticed a cute Hermit Thrush in the yard. Love the little spots on the chest. The Chipping Sparrow was another little bird I could take a nice picture of. There are crows nesting in the woods and wow, the sound of them is very loud at times. They could have babies already. The Turkey Vulture ‘owns’ the sky above the yard by circling around a lot.
Bird watching in my own yard. Cool!