Magnus, showing off his master sleeping skills. No box goes un-filled on his watch.
It’s been a very busy week here. One of us had a minor surgery which involved a trip to Seattle, having a critter-sitter, lots of house cleaning and shopping, etc. That went well, so spring should have us back in the mad project mode.
We finally retired the 10 year old Dell and got a spiffy new one. Of course that means I am struggling with Vista, plus trying to figure out how to reload all the stuff from the old computer. Craigslist provided us with a nice oak table to put all the electronics on, and it actually matches some of our furniture!
Also, we decided to take a bit of a loss on Ryder and swap him for a Dexter steer. He’s going to the breeder who we rented bulls from, and his bloodline will carry on. We were going to steer him for ourselves, but it just didn’t seem right to waste all that potential. So Sunday we’ll say goodbye to Ryder and hello to a nice red Dexter steer.
The garden still has lettuce, chard, beets, carrots and broccoli, but not for long. Even though I can’t seem to find a free moment, it’s time to get the beets pickled, chard blanched & frozen, and so on. The lettuce was planted in September and is under a plastic sheet. It sure is nice to go out and pick a salad in November. We also have some chard starts in the greenhouse.
We’re hoping to have our 2nd annual Apple-Tree Wassail on December 20th. More info as the time draws near….