Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Post To Say I Posted

I asked the wife to send me some pictures of what she took this weekend and you can see how that turned out. Yup, no pictures.
So I will just post without them. I guess I could have took them myself, but being that I am not a slave to my phone like all them others, I don't carry it with me. I do not have a separation disorder when it comes to my cell phone. I could care less if I saw my phone for days on end, so saying all that I will get along with the post.

The sawdust fire log press is, well,  pressing. I should have made several presses so it would not take as long to do one log. This new mixture should work out just fine. I will know soon enough.

The wife added three more hens to her little yard family. We are not going back into the chicken business by no means, but these new hens will supply us with the much needed eggs we are lacking. The ones we have now are getting upwards to four years old and are not laying as much as they did when they were a "spring chicken", (if you got it, that was funny right there)   
Last weekend I had to buy eggs and I don't like buying eggs.They taste awful and have no color.

The gardens are all prepped and ready for the new growing season, the greenhouse is also clean and prepared for seeds next month.
I have a new way I am going to plant the taters this February because the potato towers did not yield as much as they should have last year. I will show that when it's time. 

The Bio Sand Filter is coming along and will be set up this weekend. I won't put it in operation till the spring but at least I will get it out of my shop.

I have to re-do all the elements of the solar pump box that attaches to the rain water harvesting system and waters our gardens and animals because,
Number 1, when winterizing everything a week ago I didn't do the pump good enough and it froze and broke the housing. $89 bucks down the drain, my fault.
Number 2, my oldest girls dog thought the cord to the solar panel was a play thing and ripped it out of the back of the panel, it is unrepairable. Another $80 dollars lost in the wind, but still my fault. 

I took this Friday off work. Do you know why? No it's not because I'm afraid the end of the world is coming, I am afraid of all the ones that do. When did they say it was going to happen, I think it was around 10 or 11 in the morning? Are they taking in account daylight savings and what time zone was that?
I think after it's all over I might run down and pick up a new fire arm or two just because I still can. I bet we won't be able to say much longer.  

Can you tell I'm a little agitated today?
I think it's because I had to cancel my vacation to Bora Bora this morning. I had it all set up with reservations and then I converted the Franks over to American money and had to cancel. Did you know a week there would have cost me eighty thousand dollars? For one week! 

Other than that, everything is peachy. The bills are still coming in the mail, The dogs still bark, The pig still eats too much and I am still working way too many hours, but I am breathing and everyone is healthy. (Knock on wood)

14 comments:

  1. Glad to read your update, glad you are still breathing and thankful all are healthy. Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good To hear you are all doing ok. Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have been a little on edge today too. Everyone blaming guns. The ding dang thing didn't have legs to walk in there or fingers to pull it's own trigger!!! I'm not even a big fan of guns, but I am a fan of rights and common sense!!!! Now, I'm riled up again!!!! Oh well, enjoy your day off and Have a Very Merry Christmas ☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the comment Kelly, I agree with you and Merry Christmas.

      Delete
  4. My kids told me today the Mayan calendar didn't take leap year into account and we should have all been dead months ago. Go figure. Guess I will put away my zombie sling shot.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sista, like I said, I am afraid of the ones who are afraid. There is no telling what they will do.

      Delete
  5. We're having an end of the world party with a couple friends on Friday. I figure at least we will all be safe inside our house when the crazies come out. People are so nuts. Good Lord. Anyhow, glad to see the update and that you're still alive and kicking!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That sounds like fun Mamatea, Great idea.
      Thanks for the comment.

      Delete
  6. I think everyone is agitated lately :(, so you are not alone. Glad to hear you are all healthy and well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stephanie, I know the wife was agitated after she read this post. LOL
      Thanks for the comment.

      Delete
  7. A happy Christmas to you and yours, Red, just remember head shots are very effective, not that you need me to tell you that, lol

    the new year shoud be verrrry interesting ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks Grog and same to you and yours.

    ReplyDelete