It was raining steadily by the time I got home, but there were things to get done outside, rain or not. I spent an hour trimming and planting willow whips, hoping to eventually create a living fence across the front of my property. The trucks and dust create such a hazard, that I had to come up with something. Ideally, one should create a narrow hole about 8" deep in which to place your whips. Since my property is about 20% stone (ergo - two gravel pits), I am lucky if I can pound down 6". I am sure the people on my road think I'm crazy, but that's okay with me. I got fourteen whips planted and thoroughly watered before I threw in the wet towel and retreated inside. Let's hope that they take hold.
Sunday (a belated Happy Mothers Day to you all, mothers of skinned, furred, feathered, scaled babes) which started with a cozy session with two of my four (counting Layla because she's temporarily my babe).
|It's a little difficult to get a good pic when they |
are right on top of you!
I would also like to point out that Sunday was beautiful. Because of all the baking (pie and barn crew), I didn't get much time outside. I let the sheep out on a short foray into the grass, and did a little tidying up on the deck. Then it was out the door again, to the transfer station, to the garden center to pick up my annual MD hanging basket, Home Depot for a replacement bulb for the halogen light over my sink and then to my sister's for dinner with the bad pie. Sigh. Then a quick trip to the grocery store for cat food, then home again. I arrived home later than I had hoped and I was too pooped to do much more outside. I have another interrupted weekend next weekend, but I am determined to take a couple of days off before Memorial weekend so that I can make some progress. I mean, there should be a least ONE day of nice weather all to myself in five days, right?
Early mornings are all about Slimmie and me. The dogs are not early risers, so Slimmie gets some one-on-one Mom Time. I do adore him.