Wednesday morning we made our first list of the season.
This is front and back of last year's major projects. We also had sub lists, but Michael gets as much pleasure as I do on crossing them off, so we had fun.
I have always been a list person, and it might surprise you to know this is my first one, but honestly, I'VE BEEN TOO BUSY TO EVEN MAKE A LIST YET!
Things have slowed down enough that we can sit down, take a pencil and paper and casually write down what needs to be done that day.
It's usually a wish list, if all goes well. Keeps us motivated. We hit a few snags so this list actually to til today to finish.
Buy: Straw Bales, Fungicide, Sprayer
Plant: Corn (again), Pumpkins (again), Brassicas (changed my mind on filling in the missing ones. They are planted close enough already.
Prune Grapes (took 5 hours, not 2)
Talk to vineyard owner
Spray grapes with fungicide
Prune tame Blackberries
Tie Tame Blackberries
Weed spray along fence lines
Check Cherry progress. (Oh no! Is that black rot?)
Check Gooseberries (doing well)
Strawberries: pick fruits, pinch runners, pull weeds
Pick up rocks (Lots of places, we just worked for 2 hours.)
Mow around house, garden, greenhouse and crop areas.
Take clippings to compost bin.
Build next potato bin level
Add straw to potato bins
So yesterday while we were house cleaning for income, Michael begins coming down with a bug. Yup, he's sick. So we took it easy today. I was tired of eating junk food because I'm too busy to find food, so I went on a refrigerator rampage. The whole thing got cleaned out. It's clean, I know what's in there, and I know where it is!
We were supposed to go clean an office and do our window washing job today, but Michael is too sick and it takes the both of us 4 hours to do it. So that will wait until Sunday when he's better.
We will also miss our usual Friday get together with friends, and we had another on Saturday to play music, but I suspect we'll be missing that as well.
It's very strange to be home. I'm going to wash my hair, I hope to cut Michael's hair, and we are going to - YES - clean up the house so we can really enjoy our day of rest which will begin at sundown tonight. (I realize most people don't consider housework relaxing, but to us, it's like a day off! LOL ) We might even make a trip to the grocery store to pick up a few essentials and some well-deserved ice cream.
Missing a cow and my ice cream maker...