An odd jumble of random thoughts and notes from the homestead:
- Some days, it’s hard to be a civilized, adult human being. Most of us manage it fairly well; a surprising number of us–not so much.
- If ever there was a skill I didn’t have, and didn’t want, but needed, it would be small engine repair.
- Berries always seem to taste best fresh off the bush.
- When the dogs start frantically barking at 1am, go ahead and see what’s set them off: if it’s something after the chickens, you need to take care of it now. If, however, it’s a branch falling from a tree, you can probably try to get more sleep.
- When the homestead is your “fun” job, and you’ve still got a 40+ hour a week “paying” job, you never feel like you’ve got enough time for either.
- Tools always seem to gather together into piles of similar tools–and they do it right when you realize you need one. And they do it at the other end of the homestead.
- There has never been a bee that wanted to sting you. If it went to that extreme, it was provoked. (Even killer bees–they just need very little provocation.)
- The more I see on the news, the more convinced I am that I need to step up my disaster preps. Not because things are going to hell–rather because a sizable chunk of the population seems intent on sending things there.
- Baby chicks are fast. And cute.
- Protip: Every time you walk past your garden, pull a couple of weeds. Just two or three. After a week of this, the difference will amaze.
- Watering the garden is a better way to ensure rain than washing the cars.
- It’s tough to beat relaxing at the end of the day by quietly, contemplatively, watching the sun set.
That’s it for this week–it’s summertime, and there’s a million and one things to do around the homestead. I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend, and I’ll see you in two weeks!