Regardless of where that phrase comes from, it would seem as if my cats have indeed stolen my tongue.
I have had nothing of interest to blog about lately. And I've been just as apathetic in my daily activities at home. There are tons of things on the dreaded "To Do" list, but I haven't had the slightest inkling to do a one of them.
So what does one talk about when there is nothing to talk about?
The weather, of course!
We've had several days of rain in the past week. And it's much appreciated after two years of scorching-hot and crispy-dry summers. Up until today, the days have been very warm and we've been taking advantage of it by doing some hiking through the property. The only problem with the warm winter is that the ticks really never went away. After each walk, we've had to do "tick checks" on everyone (human and canine) and I've been picking ticks off Charlie and Moonshine every day, several times a day. Apparently the chiggers are also taking advantage of the warm weather as poor Rhiannon got several bites.
I've also been going back & forth debating on if I should stick some peas in the ground. We've only had a few nights in the mid to upper 20's so I'm kind of upset that I probably could have planted them weeks ago, but didn't. Maybe I'll use the old seeds and if they die from a freeze, then no big loss.
|Charlie & Rhiannon "preparing" the raised beds.|
I've been juicing on & off for the past month and I include sweet potatoes in the mix. Since I was going through so many sweet potatoes, I started cutting off the ends and putting them in little trays (i.e. empty cat food cans) with water and sprouts have started. I've never planted sweet potatoes, but figured this was a good way to start some slips without any cash-outlays.
So, that's about all that's going on around here for now. Annette is due in two weeks, so I'll no doubt be boring you with pending goat labor & birth in the near future.