The Swing of Summer
After a couple of weeks of me feeling in a constant daze and confusion from lack of sleep and a schedule overflowing I am getting into the swing of things…I think.
School has been a bit overwhelming with the huge amount of reading I have been assigned to complete then testing every week on the subjects the week before. There are only 2 more weekends of this and I can move on to the clinical part of the program and spend some time out on the nursing floor with the residents. That will suite me much better than hour after hour of talking and reading…
My first test was much easier than I had anticipated it to be and I received 100% on it.
The garden continues to grow and I hope to get the tomato patch tilled over today and planted. The tomatoes are finally large enough to put into the ground. I’m a bit behind the other gardens in the area for the tomatoes but ahead since we have been eating lettuce, radish, spinach and now sugar peas for quite awhile now.
I also plan on getting the grass mowed today. It is so tall after all the rain last week. That will be an afternoon/evening project so this morning I will move the hay currently in the barn out, pull up the pallets and give the area a good sweep to get ready for the new hay we will be putting in there over the weekend. Well I should say Dick, Son #1 & #2 will be doing that, I will be at school. It’s okay though it evens out I will do my part today and they will do theirs later.
I have to take the time to get the solar panel hooked up and get the electric fence up and running around the chicken coop. There must be a coyote family moved into the neighborhood because I saw a large one cross the back field last night. I do not want them in the coop after the chickens. Speaking of them they are growing well and as you can see still very white and not the brown they would be if they were the Golden Comet I was told they were when I bought them. As you can also see they are not all pullets (hens) either! There are 2 roosters and they are starting to get very agressive. Our rooster last year was never this agressive as these two are already at such a young age.
I did notice their cheeks are getting brighter and that is a good sign they will start laying soon.
In a few short weeks the green beans will be ready to put up, they aren’t flowering yet but they will. This brings me to my next excitement. I have several coupons for Ball or Kerr canning jars. They are for $1.50 of a case and variety and expire 7/3/10. I am not going to use them all and would like to share them.
The first 15 to leave a comment on this post and then send me an email with your postal address I will get 1 coupon right out in the mail to you so you can share my excitement of new canning jars too…and the anticipation to the start of canning season. Well the start of mine any way. 🙂
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I’m off to move hay and my little helper has her boots on to join in on the fun.