Besides a few fireworks over the weekend to thank our servicemen here and abroad for their dedication to keep us free, we filled our weekend with more., like
showing off flexibility since Ty Kwon Do, you go big guy! I used to be able to do that AND the splits, both ways...I Said USED TO!
A little star gazing and howling at the moon. I CAN still do that!
The fruit trees, deer vulnerable plants and flowers, received a good spraying of an organic deer, rabbit, elk deterrent. Not a single elk has bothered the trees since. This organic concoction consists of dried bovine and hog blood that is mixed with warm water, strained, then sprayed on our plants. Has your gag reflex been triggered yet? Any volunteers? What a messy job.
I did the mixing and the gagging, Bill did the spraying.
" This is pretty heavy Dad. How do I do this? "
First, you tie the kite to a musky fishing rod. Then you stay away from any power lines and the instructions say to be at least 3 miles from the nearest airport. Hmmm, we might not fit into that requirement.
Then we RUN, RUN, RUN, Son !!!
( Grandma CANNOT do that anymore. )
Of course, there was some splish-splashing going on. I even did that!
And tractor rides around the yard with Grandpa.
with a funny cousin!
Of course, there were a few garage sales, unsuccessful except for these handsome brass duck bookends. They were perfect for my guide books.
But, my favorite find of all, were these succulents in a basket, for a mere buck.
They are left, Woolcott's Variety and right, Collectors Anchisi.
How cool to find these. At the Succulent Greenhouse, they would be at least $7.00 for each of this size. Makes me happy.
So, garage sales, tag sales, any sale,
I CAN still do that!
Besides the fun, this long weekend, was actually a very busy work weekend for us. Bill finished splitting and piling another 3 cords of firewood, we mowed and weed-wacked 2 lawns and half a food plot, edged the entire yard with weed killer. The tattered, rotten corral fence came down and more mowing was done. The long grasses behind the barn were knocked down and boulders were moved, making way to get to the back of the wood shed. There is firewood there, that has not been used for at least 6-7 years. The stinging nettle behind the barn and along the cabin driveway, were sprayed. All three of the gardens were hoed and the potatoes were hilled.
Somewhere in there, we had a fresh caught catfish and walleye feed thanks to my brother and our nephew who did the catching. When they called to see if they could fry them here, of course, the answer was YES.
I CAN still do that!
All in all, it Was a long weekend. I AM exhausted but it is the good kind of exhaustion. I had to laugh this morning when Bill said, " Why don't you rest up today." OK, Honey, I CAN do that! LOL, now THAT was funny, Honey!
Here's wishing you all a great week of things that YOU can STILL DO.