So Much To Do… At least we won’t be bored!
I know we owe you all some good video of this place, and I’d like to talk about all kinds of goodies, like discovering a new spring on the property and how to show a tom turkey who’s boss. But I have to get started at my full time job in 20 minutes and am a bit flustered by all of the stuff I have to fit into my upcoming weekend. The blog is just having to take a backseat for a couple of weeks. Here’s an example of my to-do list items: Fix holes in outbuilding #2, paint all outbuildings, clean out barn and get rid of the junk, find dental records from Denver and make appointment to get crowns, find health records from family doctor and find a new family doctor, open a bank account in town and begin the process of transferring all direct debits and deposits to new account before shutting down old account, update driver’s license and get new plates, build a fence around the yard for the dogs, buy more chicken feed, change water in watering buckets, scrape poo from under roosts, call fire department about burning the giant pile of wood (or haul it off), call a carpenter about rotting wood on porch siding, under windows and under soffits, call the raw milk guy Mr. Yoder told us about, buy printer ink and paper, install scanner drivers on work computer, fix the slacking piece of barb wire on the side pasture fence, read up on incubating turkey eggs, incubate turkey eggs, find Missy a good used car, replace all of the ancient locks on house doors, find a used couch for the front room, prune the apple trees and grape vines before they bud (if it isn’t too late), build book shelves for my office, build foot bridge across spring branch, paint my office, clean off and paint the two old tables in the barn so they can be brought into the house… And edit the video footage we took so that can go up on our YouTube channel and the blog, write a post about what I learned reading back to the land memoirs…. and about a thousand other things.
Sometimes “the simple life” isn’t really that simple.