Monday, March 07, 2005

Busy Weekend

We had another calf, this one a bull calf for a total count of 11 calves. They are all strong and healthy. Jim replaced the tubes in our bike tires and oiled up the chains, etc to we could start biking again. We went for a few very short rides over teh weekend, enough to know that very short rides are going to be the norm for a week or two until our muscles begin to strengthen again. It's been a few years since we've done any significant amount of cycling, so we're out of shape for it. I shudder to think how bad it would be if I *wasn't* going to Curves three times a week.

Jim also got the leaks in our fiberglass slip tank fixed, which should make hauling water in the truck a little less of a dampening experience. The slip tank fits in teh truck bed and holds three hundred gallons of water, which we dump into a thirteen hundred gallon cistern at home. This is a chore that constantly needs doing.

MY biggest project over the weekend though was cleaning out our porch. It gets to be a major dumping zone, and it had been awhile since it got tackled to this degree. This morning I hauled four bags of garbage into work for the dumpster (we don't have garbage pickup at the farm) and a lot of recycling. It looks a heck of a lot better than it did on Friday.

Now it's time to read through my entire 2yn thread at Forward Motion (which has been loading onto my computer while I wrote this) and see if I can get some inspiration for the final scenes of *False Perceptions*. Here goes!


Karenee said...

Yay! I'll finally find out what's going on!

Also, why can't I see your picture anymore?

Ruth said...

Sounds like your outline is going well! And, the way your cattle are having little ones right and left, I know it must be Spring! :-)