I have much to weed and plant yet.
I have hostas to split, and plant in new locations. Timmy was taking an afternoon siesta, so I let him sleep and worked in another bed.
He loves to crawl under the hostas to cool off in the hot summer.
Anyway, the indoor chores are now falling behind. However, despite dropping the pineapple all over the floor, and spilling almost an entire goat bucket of water on my legs, I was successful at other stuff. I got my front flower bed weeded, glady bulbs planted, four herbs potted (lemongrass, comfrey, peppermint, and calendula), pie pumpkin seeds planted, popcorn planted, and some zinnia seeds tossed all before it rained.
I also mixed up a new recipe - a homemade cracker. If it passes the taste test, you'll get to hear about it. I plan to mix up a batch of hummus early this morning, so I hope the crackers turned out tasty (to go with it). It will be my snack after I plant vegetable plants today. I am on a mission to get the fluff off, that I gained over winter, lose more, and keep it all off.
Yesterday's work seemed like it took forever, with the goats, watering animals, walking dogs, and such, I felt like I was never going to get everything done. Yesterday, the entire day of chores were all gloriously mine. Said in my most pretend , happy voice. I was, and am not, ready to go back to reality of hard work just yet. I told the kids I wanted a "birthday/Mother's day week."
And the truth is, it's the best time to get all seeds in the ground. More rain arrived about 5:00pm last night. Perfect for forcing me indoors for cleaning up.
I actually took my book(s) to the front porch and read. I haven't had time for that, so it was a real treat.
I'm still reading A Farwell to Arms - a year of reading Hemingway. I'm also reading my root cellaring book.
So the positive side of yesterday? I got something planted, I got time to read, I mixed up a new (very healthy) recipe, and I have a plan for today. I missed the sunrise, as I overslept. Maybe tomorrow.
I'm lacking in the staying organized department, and the handiwork department. I am pretty sure I have a dishcloth on my knitting needles and need to make a few more cup coasters with my crochet hook.
On the not-so-positive side of yesterday? We found out that the strike has no visible end. Meaning they are not even close to making negotiations come to an end.
The girls will be out of school to help with the goats soon (so I can go to work), but I need them to find new homes (like yesterday). The bucklings have to be kept in a separate pen now, and if they don't sell, it will cost me to wether them.
The weather today is a high of 60°F. A drop from 82° yesterday. But! It's perfect for planting in the garden. Our green onion is in top harvesting form, so I'm making veggie pockets/salads for this week.