Staking the goats has been successful. I think they look forward to seeing me approach the gate to bring them out now. They get a belly full of goodness, and we get a gas free mower (and cleared land).
Speaking of land. Hubby went guns-blazing with the garden expansion yesterday. He literally wore me out. I put 11,000 steps on my fitbit in garden work alone (by 3pm). I had gone to the garden to plant the onions, but they are still not planted.
He even cleared the grass for our first grape arbor. Here it is before the plants and poles are added. I actually put the plants in the ground before we quit for the day. Poles and wire will go in on another day. It's not on a hill, I was so tired by then, I just didn't hold my camera straight (ha ha!).
This photo makes this part of the garden look small. It's too big to get the entire garden in one photo. This is the next section to get tilled. We have much work to do yet.
We were plum tuckered out, and I now have blisters on my feet, and we both had sore backs. The sod we removed, was placed in the wagon and hauled to low areas that flood, and filled in there, so it all worked out, but was heavy and hard work.
Hubby and I have a few trees we need to deal with soon, or mowing will be an issue.
Our 18 year-old took her dog out to play fetch with a stick. I had to snap a photo of her. Sapphire, one of our barn cats, is her favorite, and follows here everywhere.
This morning's sunrise was beautiful. Too bad I didn't have breakfast ready, I would have enjoyed it on the porch early this morning.
This morning, our 15 year-old said, "Mom? When you have time could you research something to help my sun allergy?"
As it turns out, she breaks out in hives on her face, if she spends too much time in the sun. She was out helping us in the garden, and ended up inside with a cold pack on her face and a dose of Benadryl to stop the allergic reaction. Does anyone have a salve recommendation? Many sun screens have bad chemicals, so I guess I do have some research to do. On a rainy day that is.