We started our day outside by catching these now full grown ducks (at least by size). Then we put them in this pen so the dogs and other animals could come get acquainted throughout the day.
Chore #2 was to finish the pruning and tying the grapes. There is a short row and a lengthy row. I need to buy more grape plants to finish the second row.
Chore #3 was to get the raspberries done. They are now 2/3 finished.
Here the chickens are coming in for the night and want to make sure there is a bit of a handout. The sheep and alpacas have already had their treats.
By then the day (which started outside at 11) was over and the fellows wanted to collect their dues and go home. And once again I am reminded why supervisors get paid more. It’s hard work managing people.
It was a beautiful, warm day and the fellow that has been moving all these shavings for me told me that he knew someone who was very good with grapes and all types of berries. I was all ears. Mark, the berry expert, came over at noon and he really does appear to know what to do. He started with a mess of grapes that were desperately trying to hug the ground. He added another wire, then pruned and tied. The first row now looks really good. Tomorrow he will do the other row. I will be so happy to have the grapes doing the right thing. This past year the chickens got all of them because that is the level at which they were growing.
In between supervising, I pulled out a box that had a few of Mother’s things in it. I found this pair of pillowcases started. I can’t just throw them out – they aren’t finished. So I decided I’ll just learn a bit of cross stitching and who knows I may even learn to do the crocheted edge like our mothers and grandmothers used to do. Mary knows how and said after the Seahawks win the Superbowl in 2 weeks, she can help me. I doubt the cross stitching will be done by then.