When it isn’t Lazy. Which in my case it mostly is. So far anyway.
I have managed to go several entire days without turning on the computer at all. A few years ago that would have been completely impossible for me to do without jittering and jiving and driving the family nuts.
I was addicted to the computer. The bulletin boards, the games, and then the social sites…and blogs!
This summer I seem to be just taking things easy computer wise.
So what has been going on?
Other than lazing around the house and reading…I have done a bit of weeding in the yard. My hummingbird vines are starting to come up and I had to pull the weeds and grass up because otherwise my husband will use the weed-eater and the flowers will be gone along with the weeds.
I also have some new chicks this year. A couple of the hens went broody so I ordered some fertile eggs online. The eggs hatched out 5 chicks…which the hens seem to be sharing. I’m hoping that at least one of them will be a rooster. If so I’ll have fertile eggs next year without having to buy them.
One of the chicks got outside the fence and was eaten by a dog. So we got some netting and attached it all the way around the bottom of the fence. They will be too big to get out in a couple more weeks which is a good thing because they are able to hop up on top of things now and they might manage to get over the netting.
We have also been working on getting the chickens some shade in their yard. It has a bit of shade in the morning but by about 10am the shade is gone and the area is in full sun till around 7 pm. The poor chickies are getting hot!
We are going to transplant a plum tree that is growing too close to the fence. And an offshoot of a Fig Tree. I didn’t know that Fig trees made roots off branches growing on the ground but my mom says they do…and that we can just dig up one of those and move it. I hope she is right because those trees make some really deep cool shade as well as having delicious figs.
Any of you guys have a recipe for fig preserves? or know anything about them?
Other than that I’m not doing much…just watching the dogs watch the chicks, reading some good books, ignoring the housework, visiting with family, and trying to stay cool.
How is your summer going so far?