It's been a busy few days but I've really got not much to say. Work has been hectic and I'm glad it's the weekend. Yesterday was another teenage game day here. 9 teenagers were hanging around all day (10 am to 8 pm!!) but it was loads of fun, even though I was at work for most of the day. We provided lunch and the rest of the kids brought other snacks for the day including 'heavy snacking' that they had for dinner. We really tried for not so much junk food as last time but I fear multiple bags of tortilla chips and doritos were consumed.
Today, I had some time to go to the holiday craft/farmers market in town. Amazingly enough, I bumped into the mom of two of the teens who had been at our house all day yesterday. She was one of the vendors, selling handmade soap and embroidery. The market wasn't too busy (the Hawkeye football game had just started) so we stood and chatted for probably 20 minutes. I'm thinking that here is a relationship to cultivate. She is also into real, sustainable food and evidently her husband was excited to hear that we've got chickens (they can't since they're in town and the chicken ordinance hasn't been passed) and wants to come see them. Maybe we'll have to have them out for dinner sometime. I'm kind of hoping that I can talk her into teaching me how to make soap.
This afternoon, V and I finally got the roofing panels up on the chicken run:
I hope the chickens appreciate all this work done on their behalf.
Depending on the weather tomorrow, we'll try to put up the rest of the run covering. But J17 has an orchestra concert in the afternoon that we want to go to. And sometime I need to find some time to work on my apron!