First, James spend the morning helping a friend clear all the trees (particularly red cedars) from around Six Penny Pond, as well as cleaning out the garbage remaining from a torched single-wide a previous owner decided should be burned. In the pond. Yuck.
And that, my friends, was all before lunch.
After lunch, James began assembly of a shed for the kids' bikes, toys, etc.
I planted three Heritage raspberries; emptied the barn of garden tools, which were deposited in the newly-constructed, used shed next to the garden; fed and water the guineas; cleaned their previous home; and supervised the kids, including JoJo, who was particularly crabby.
Then, James and I selected planting sites for four rhubarb crowns. Exciting stuff around here!
After dinner, as the crowning event of our insanity, we planted 200+ strawberry plants, half Earliglow and half Honeoye. I stretched our remaining drip hoses and discovered I need, oh, maybe six more!
On the to do list to address the watering needs of the strawberries is also to discover whether or not the outside faucets to our house run through the water softener. If yes, we have a watering problem.
Until next time, remember, this is not paradise. It's Purgatory Ranch.