Sunday, May 4, 2014

The More I Deal With People The More I Like My Pets!

It has been a very busy few weeks! Last weekend we were blessed to get to have a three day weekend, (the hubs and I took a Friday off) and go visit family in Stephenville Texas. Such a pretty town! All the rolling hills and green grass and trees made me so envious.....I come back to the south plains to blowing dirt and high winds and extreme drought conditions. I feel like we are living in a permanent dust bowl!  I can dust the house before I go to bed and by the next afternoon it looks like I haven't dusted in weeks!

Yesterday I went and spent my morning helping my daughter shampoo carpets at the new place she is moving in to in June, then off to Lubbock to buy plants!!! woohoo!!! So excited to get my garden plants! I couldn't find everything I wanted, but I shall make due! I also bought some Lavender plants! SOOOOOOO excited! I want to start growing Lavender!  I was disappointed when I couldn't find as many plants as I wanted, but start small, fail small! lol.....I am not known for having a green thumb! ....
I think I ended up with 16 English Lavender and 9 Spanish Lavender plants then assorted veggies and herbs!   My sweet hubby tilled the garden site and lavender site today and hopefully the wind will be calm enough at some point this week that I can get some planting done!  I am making manure tea....I hope I can handle the smell so that I can use it! 
My other exciting purchase for the weekend was my awesome find~ A metal red barn bird feeder at Tractor Supply!!! I LOVE it!
Until next time~ sweet country dreams!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The weather here is crazy!!! One day 90 degrees and the next day snow flurries!!!!!
We have been soooo busy lately that I have felt like a cat chasing my tail!!! I can't even begin to detail all of the things that have been going on here!!!
Come first of June we will be having 19 baby chicks delivered.....I told the hubs, I just may become an EGG Farmer!!! lol....we got all hens, no roosters!!!!
Being a bookkeeper at a college bookstore, I am very very busy in August, September and October and then end of December, January and February and March I stay pretty swamped then get ready for summer sessions that keep things steadily busy at work....I really wanted to do my best to post on my blog at least weekly, but obviously that didn't happen. I am really going to try and do better!
This last week was a sad time at Itty Bitty Acres...we did have two mallard ducks, but we lost one, then about four days later a fox got one of the three roosters I used to gelding got an upper respiratory infection and then one of our favorite barn cats got killed! A week of sadness let me tell you!
On a brighter note, we managed to get a lot of yard and land work done this last weekend despite high winds!!!