I got my fingerling potatoes planted today. Yeah!! The garden is looking really good. My peas, radishes and beets are coming up and my onions are looking good. My little plants that I set out are all doing well- except for the one that the dog snapped off with his leash. Fortunately I have 2 extra plants left- even the same variety that he broke. I've been meaning to get my fence put up- ostensibly to keep out the rabbits but maybe the dog as well. I also managed to get the nettles dug out of the main fence line so I can install my rabbit fence.
One of my brave little strawberries.
The poor little things, they only have 3 or 4 leaves on them but are putting out flower buds. I'll have to spend some time and pick these off before they set fruit to let the plant grow a bit more.
There is actually a blueberry in there.
My blueberries and currants are slowly leafing out but still look mostly like sticks.
The first kitchen move!
I moved my glass jars of dried beans and such today. I'm guessing that I won't be soaking and cooking many beans in the near future as crazy as things have been on the food front. I love the look of beans in the jars. I have several very old canning jars that I got from my Mom and grandmother that I use for these- I don't want to risk canning in them. I especially love the ones that are "Atlas- strong shoulders" jars.
This afternoon V and I were both busy. V worked on taking out the concrete block walls from the old well pit. That's a lot of block- it was really impressive to watch him throw a block over his head out of the pit onto the pile. He's getting pretty buff again working on the house. WOOF!!
V's pile of concrete blocks!
My afternoon project.
While V was working on the pit, I removed the last of the ceiling from the basement. UGH! It's a dirty job. The mice have been running around above the ceiling and when you pull down a panel, you get showered with mouse poo. SUPER ICKY!!!! But I did find probably the last major nest spot and entry point near the stairs so those are now cleaned and sealed. We've got only one divider wall left to take out- it is the one with all the computer cables in it so V is going to have to sort through that one. Then we are ready to seal the mud sill, insulate and start framing. YEAH!!
I had a message that my new range and range hood should be delivered on Thursday afternoon. Well, we don't have the gas line run or the island built yet but at least we'll have them out at the house. I can't wait to get a gas stove hooked up. I really dislike electric stoves and that is all we have out there. But I guess I can't complain too much, at least I have a stove that works.
Tomorrow we are taking a break to work our day jobs. I'm back at work and V is taking a day off physical labor (after today I'll be surprised if he can move tomorrow) and is going to be working on several writing projects that he needs to get finished for his work.
Tomorrow is another day. Maybe I'll pack up a few boxes tomorrow evening. For those of you wondering how/why I am posting so regularly- I mentioned that this is part of my sanity preservation system- it is also a record for us to be able to look back at what we have accomplished. It's also a way to keep friends and family posted without calling.
Thanks for all the support- we're really not super man/woman. We're just motivated.