Saturday, May 2, 2009

April 22, 2009 ~ Michael's New Project


This morning dawned so beautifully. We had strawberries that were left over from strawberry shortcake. So I made crepes for us for breakfast.

I made up this recipe, spur of the moment, and really liked it:

Faith's Bright Morning Crepes

4 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Blend and pour a small amount quickly into hot, buttered skillet, to about 8" around.
Makes about 6 eight-inch crepes.
Fill with fruit, top with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and more fruit.

We decided to take the older chicks out of the house and put them down in the chicken house. YAY!

Getting a field full of buttercups again.

Our full garden area, turned over and waiting to be tilled.

We have decided to make building a greenhouse by fall a project. If we go at it a little at a time through the spring and summer, we are hoping it will be ready in time to plant fall and winter crops. It will be tough with the money, but if you wait to start until you can afford it, it won't happen. A little at a time will get us there.

First step we've got to dismantle it and set it square and straight, as the ground shifted over the last few years it was put in.

Here are how the hoops are fastened to the base boards.

And the main cross beam that runs down the top center will be held on by these types of clamps.

We took the pipes up, cleaned them, sorted and organized, and now we have a plan. We'll get to dismantling as soon as we can fit in a few hours.

Now up to Michael's New Project. He is so conscientious. He heard me talk about the scrub trees covering the back hill and how out of control they were now. So he decided to go sharpen the ax one day and he left. He didn't tell me what he was going to do. But he came back and said that his plan was to take out 10 or more trees per day until the hill is cleared.

This was his third or fourth day, and I went up with him.

Then it was time to do another project we'd missed getting to for a few weeks. Michael cut up some PVC pipe.

Then we buried it by the pool deck so hold our umbrellas that kept falling over last year.

Sunny umbrellas make you smile.



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