One day it is beautiful and the next it is cold and rainy. Somehow, I always mess up, because I decide to do inside chores (methodically cleaning one room at a time in the house) when it looks a bit dicey in the morning, and then elect to continue even though the day turns out gorgeous. I keep thinking the next day will be just as nice, and that is when I will work outside.
Somehow, it never works out. I am inside rushing to get done with whatever big clean is needing to be finished, looking out the window, wishing I were outside. Today, I planned to mulch the potatoes and start getting the beds ready for the things I started in the last few weeks: cucumbers, zucchini, watermelon, kabocha pumpkin, collards, and spinach, but it is too wet and muddy to do anything. Even if we have one dry day - it isn't enough to dry out things enough to work. I think I will need a week of dry days to get the soil prepped. I guess I am stuck with pots and containers.
I went to Home Depot today, and I think everyone else has the same idea, because they are decidedly low on the 5 and 7 gallon pots - I bought probably 11 or so of the former and that wiped out the supply. There were no 7 gallon pots to be found.
The male sheep and Niele (the one surviving ewe lamb from this year) all have decided they like our front yard and nibbling on the citrus bark. It seems like nearly every day that I need to go round them up and let them back in the pasture. We have tried adding new wire and some steel cable we had lying around to the fencing, but it isn't working. Trying to figure out what else to do without putting up welded wire - we don't want anything that permanent there, because the grass grows up through it and it is a pain to take out. I swear I see Elvis sighing in resignation when I go out there with my stick and my lead rope. I use the stick to sort of fend him off and the rope to lead him back in - everyone else follows him. He did get me a few days ago, and my okole is still smarting. I really need to think about selling him....
We need to drive out and get our son's car from the mechanic that lives back in the forest, and when we come back, I am going to try my hand at pasta making. I got the attachments for the kitchen aide appliance for Christmas, but never quite got around to working with them. It looks a bit time consuming and fiddly, but I am going to try. I will let you know how it goes.