"Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore," ~ Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz
It has been a whirl wind of a week. I accomplished a great number of the projects that had been building on my to do list. My daughter and I cleaned out the Chicken Coop and using the straw and manure that came out of the Chicken Coop were able to form two raised gardening beds for use in the Spring. I used some old wooden fence posts that were laying around from when we rebuilt part of the fence. I made simple squares using four fence posts. I started with a kill layer of cardboard on the bottom as the weeds here are horrendous, and am using the straw with manure mixed in from the Chicken Coop, along with compost such as egg shells, coffee grounds, banana peels, and pieces of produce that the Rabbits and Chicken won't eat. You'd be shocked at how picky our Chickens are, and the Rabbits are simply snobs; the rabbits turn their nose up at celery. I plan to add another set of fence posts on top of the first layer of fence posts to make them deeper raised beds. Over the Winter the mixture in the raised beds should break down nicely into nutrient rich soil. I would have loved to add newspapers to the beds, but all of the newspapers we receive from family and friends go to starting fires in our wood stove during the winter.
I was also able to organize the upstairs guest room so that my husband can resume using music as a stress reliever such as playing a Guitar. I also organized it so that the movies, CD's, and cassette tapes can be used by the family. My husband has made great progress in repainting the house while the weather is good; I'm anxious to see the final result, it will be lovely. All in all a delightful week, I'm hoping to continue to make hay while the sun shines (all pun intended).
Wishing you and yours a lovely week,