It was hot today. HOT, hot, hot... 84 degrees in mid-May with a higher temperature expected tomorrow. Ironic since our "last frost date" is not until May 31st but we'll take it, gladly. Nothing to do but stay inside and try not to wilt. The air is too muggy to breathe. Here is our day in pictures.
Finally took down the Christmas bunting and replaced it with a summer one. Because it's May and the old one had reindeer on it. Also, check out the new sexy bicycle!
Grandpa Pig scaled a tower of blocks.
The dozens of seedlings waiting to be set out were watered. This is like, 1/10th of them. I have some extra heirloom tomatoes, oregano and alpine strawberries to share. Anyone?
I should have skipped the chickens and ducks and gone straight to geese. Why did no one tell me they are so wonderful? I mean, the ducklings are cute too. but come on. Geese!
Lettuces were picked for sandwiches and fish tacos.
This sandwich did not have lettuce. Homemade bread, home harvested honey, organic peanut butter.
Then we filled up the redneck pool I bought this morning at the dollar store. It was amazing fun.
After dinner I rounded up the Cornish cross chickens and drove them to the butcher. I'll pick them up tomorrow, dressed and plucked for all of $2.50 apiece. Really excited to get them back - they seem huge. Foot for scale.
Rounding them up did not go well. It never goes well. This time I was crawling through the brambles with a net. One of the roosters took a swing at me. The lady across the street took her kids inside as I was a stuffing a chicken into a vodka box. The only boxes I could find in town today were from the liquor store. It was super classy, but there you go - that's me in a nutshell.
So, upward and onward. There's so much to be excited about this time of year. And tomorrow is another day.