Monday, August 3, 2009

How August is Starting Out

Yes, this is the month that I realize what a slug I was in July and now I have a thousand things that really need to get done before I go back to school. And to top it off this week and 2 days next week I am in history seminars. Its not like I have been a total slug but sluggish enough.......I think some people call it "relaxing". Its an odd word in my vocab. but my beagles have insisted that I turn off the alarm in the morning and just sleep in a little more and sometimes I just can't roll over them to get to the alarm clock so sometimes I am forced to sleep in but then there are those darn cats of mine.............
This weekend FWB was not racing so he stopped over to work on the fence and we would have had it all done but I miscalculated posts and I was 5 short!!! We only have 4 sections to put up along the backside and then hang 2 gates.........oh and cut off the post tops that are sticking up. But its almost done!!! Overall, I am so pleased with the way it is turning out!! Can't wait to decorate for fall out in the garden too!!

This week I picked a lot of black raspberries and decided to give my hand at making jelly on sure did smell awesome while I was making it! I hope it turns out good, no seals popped so I am hopeful:)

I have been seeing a lot of large container gardening using trees and pines on the gardening shows so I decided that I am going to plant something in my whiskey barrel. I bought this weeping Norway spruce to plant in it. It was not a cheap pine; however, I really like the weeping pines. Now of course, FWB wanted to know why I bought a tree that was bent and I kindly explained that it was a "weeping" pine and was growing that way on purpose. He kindly pointed out that this type of purchase could lead to couples divorcing; hence one of the "issues" we had when we were married.......he still "likes" me LOL.

My cats have taken to relaxing in the new garden area, though I think Tabby was pointing out that there are some weeds that need to be pulled.

And I shall end this post with a lamb picture!! This nice kat ram is a twin ram lamb out of Lil'Country Acres Eliza Jane (kat also) and Jammer. He has extremely small scurs, not even 1/4 inch in length. He was born on 4/19 and is ready to go!! Very sweet and well-mannered! He is very reasonably priced at $100 plus registration. I am going to MFF next weekend and would gladly pack him up and take him up there:)


Christy said...

Sounds like you have gotten a lot done to me. I like the fence and the tree.

Garrett808 said...

so i can see you at Western Reserve AND MFF? OMG OMG OMG!! I'm thinking this is AWESOME! you will no doubt have to hang out with me and Juliann and the rest of the crazy shetland crew! WOHOO!!

Juliann said...

Don't forget to bring my little fellow with you. Gosh, I forgot to pick out a name for him...let me get to know him a little and I'll e-mail you when I figure out a name for him, lol!

Nancy K. said...

I love the picket fence around your garden and your bench looks absolutely perfect in there!

I want to go to MFF and see Juliann and Garrett too! :-(

Rayna said...

Yay you're coming to MFF?! Woooo we're all gonna have a blast! I need to stay away from your sale page....LOL

kristi said...

thank you!!!

I cna't speak to you because you are competition for my Cardigan!! LOL Can't wait to meet you!

I have been thinking of a VT name for him. He is so laid back and his own little spirit. He loves to come up and just get scratches. His fleece is really soft and wonderful underneath his outer baby wool. He is a real little lover:)

I promise to keep an eye out for a bench for you at my next auction!!

Wow!! It will be so neat to meet everyone!!! Can't wait!!