What else? Hmmm. Oh, I got stung by a scorpion. Went to feed the dogs late one night, stepped out the door and the bugger got me on my big toe. Hurt worse than any bald faced hornet sting, and it didn't stop hurting for almost a day & a half. Oh, and did I mention that the poison from it actually made my lips and tongue tingle & feel numb? There's a bit of scorpion neurotoxin trivia for ya.
We (ok, Paul did most of it) worked on planting the hazelnut bushes and apple trees. Only two mulberry trees to plant and we're done! Paul dozed, raked and smoothed out a large area next to the future pasture for me several weeks ago and now we're going to try to make it our permaculture garden area. I've got plans buzzing around in my head for a peace-love-everybody-gets-along style of symbiotic gardening with fruit trees, nut bushes, berry bushes, vegetable plants and maybe even a little area for a bird bath or something crazy like that. I can dream, can't I?
|Hazelnut bushes (or is it Filbert)? Whatever.|
I'm just glad we'll eventually have some nuts.
I also picked three of the blueberries. ALL three of them. On seven bushes. Granted, they're still small & several of them had to recuperate from last year's baby goat onslaught before the garden was fenced in. But three stinking berries? I gave them all to Rhiannon.
All in all, it's been a typical week/end on the homestead. What have YOU been up to?