Recycling, sheep, nettles = farming

Recycling day – Amazon, we wish you would collect all the cardboard that you bring here.    The car is as full as it can be and hopefully the driver can see out.   It will go to the recycling place in the morning.

It is terrific to have a sheep who comes when called.   Ava (in pink) and her son went out through the gate when I drove in.   DH  found her and opened the gate.   No response until I called her.   Then she was so happy to come in.   Another great thing is that she is an alpha to the group.   When she runs, they all want to see what she has found.   So she is helpful in that way as well.

It was a wonderfully warm day again, but our helper spent 6 hours cutting nettles, so that they wouldn’t bloom and create more trouble.

And the new washer arrived.   It has been test driven and is so quiet, one barely knows that it is running.   Our last one could be heard throughout the house when spinning.

I tried to digitize this, but I’m at the very beginning and it was sunny outside and I can come up with as many excuses as a child as to why nothing happened.   I got nowhere on this today and there are 7 days and a pot holder to do.   I will learn, but you won’t see much in the way of results for awhile.

3 Responses

  1. If you have to cut nettles, at least having a sunny day to do it helps!
    Glad you finally have a great replacement washer!
    It’s a good thing that all the sheep didn’t follow Ava OUT through the gate!

  2. Dar in MO says:

    Having Ava as your leader sounds like a great little helper. I like her pink coat. Your washing machine looks pretty cool. I could use a few new appliances now, but they will have to wait. Glad you got your nettles cut.

  3. Dar in MO says:

    We use all those cardboard boxes as cover in the garden for keeping weeds down in pathways and other places that you may want to plant later. They work great. They are recycled into various other uses too around our house. We never have to put them in the recycling container.