Let me sum up

Yes, it has been a while. As a matter of fact it has been way too long since my last post. But know that I have repented of this sin of omission, and am making things right today. So, let me sum up what has transpired during my “silent period”.

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The daylily garden is beginning to come alive. The roses are in full bloom, but because of the unusually cool weather, the lilies have been a little slow…but beautiful.

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We had to put a gate

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where no gate has been before because of our ‘e-scape-goats’. Those Houdinis of the ruminant world have escaped through a hole (that they made) in the fence in the barn area. They were found eating

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daylily scapes in one of Josh’s gardens. (Not good)
The Crested ducklings

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are now sporting beautiful white feathers and loving being in the water.

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I traded in the two little Dutch bunnies because they were both males. If you remember, Joel brought them home not realizing that they would fight when they got a little older. This has happened here before and it isn’t pretty. Later I went back to the feed store and came home with

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this little female that I call Polk Salad Annie. (One of the first things that I fed her was some polk greens that we pulled out of a flower bed.)
We’ve been trying to spruce up the yard for the convergence of daylily people.

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And at Donna’s suggestion, I turned the old bath tub

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into a goldfish pond.
With scraps that I had in the shop,

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I built a trellis and planted a running rose in an attempt to hide those outside units.
While I was at it,

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I made a few more ‘geardenias’. And,

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I made a mallet and froe to split small pieces of wood for starting fires. Speaking of fires,

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I’ve done a little open hearth cooking. One Sunday after church, I cooked vegetables and pork loins. Then last week,

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I set up my little oven after

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hanging a roast in front of a nice hot fire. It only took a couple of hours to cook and was delicious.
Still on the subject of fire,

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I fired up the forge and had myself a hot time in the old town.
I fostered a stray kitten

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for 24 hours. We found it a good home thanks to Nikki and facebook.
I’ve also spent a good deal of time on the Azalea Trail

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with friends and family, visiting and

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measuring trees.
So you see, it has just been a normal few weeks, and

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that should about get you caught up.