Saturday, May 2, 2009

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch!

The frost is sparkling away in the morning sunshine and the smell of toast is filling the morning air in here. It is going to be a lovely day weather wise once it warms up. Killed my first mosquito of the season, yesterday. We get a warm day without gusting winds and out come the mosquitoes. Oh happy day!
Am excited that our garden has thawed out and dried up so anytime now we can get it plowed and prayerfully by the long week-end of this month we can get planting. In the meantime I am fixing up the greenhouse. Have the last old bunny moved out of there and in a cage which she seems to be enjoying looking around at new things to see and watching the dogs and cats and birds while she munches away on her hay or feed. It's all good!
We have plans to haul dirt from some friend's place later today and before that it will be housework and getting things done outside. There is so much suddenly that needs to be done it is almost overwhelming.
We hope to get some more firewood done for our daughter-in-law and family before the next trip to town too and there are rails to cut for the new gate we have to get built. The pigpen area is free of snow, ice, and mud. So that means we can start knocking down trees for building the pigpens and shelters. Most of the trees there are dead from pinebeetles. Then there is the greenhouse which I have been working on since removing the last bunny from it. I have all their nicely dug tunnels caved in and smoothed out so we can add new dirt to it when we bring it home.
I think we can keep ourselves occupied and out of trouble for a little while anyhow. LOL!
That about sums up where our life is at these days. Enjoying the long, long days now as it is still light enough to chop wood at 9:30pm. That is so cool.

The LORD is righteous in All His ways,
Gracious in all His works.
The LORD is near to all who call
upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Psalm 145:17 & 18

Praising the LORD


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

You are always busy. I am glad you are having warmer weather. We are having a problem with mosquitoes also. My husband had to fill up all of our citronella lanterns and light them before we could sit outside a few nights ago. It has rained alot the past 2 days and my garden is looking good except I still don't have everything planted. Hopefully, my husband will be able to help me finish once it dries up. Good to hear from you and I hope you have a nice weekend.


Linda said...

Ah you know it is finally SPRING when you get the first mosquitos! We were in Terrace last week and it still froze at night but during the day the hugest mosquitos prowled for their first meal. Luckily they were still sluggish! It's lovely to see the first spots of green here and there!