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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Showers ..........

Caelum told me "April showers bring May flowers.  What do May flowers bring .......... Pilgrims silly" 
The Midwest can't decide if Spring is here .......... or winter still wants to hang on.  One day the temps are in the 70's and the next cold and windy.  Today was dreary, cold and raining but the temps were in the 50's.  With the wind it felt more like the 30's.  I want to work in the garden but it is to wet.  Yesterday I was able to plant some lettuce, spinich, and onions in one of the raised beds.  I can't wait to plant some peas ... it's just to wet! 
We are planning for some animals.  We have a pig pen, and have found the fence panels, just have to wait for the guy to have surgery so we can get them.  I haven't found the pig yet ... but can't until we have a place ready for him or her to come home to.  Phil is checking out chicken coops.  I would like to raise enough chickens to put in the freezer for the winter and keep a few for laying.  I wonder if I am going to be brave enough to do the killing??  I know I can butcher chickens, I have done that, but I am still not sure I can swing the ax. 
Phil mowed the grass for the first time yesterday.  I came home from work to see him out on his mower.  That seems to be his favorite place.  I have never really learned to use the mower ... because I am only allowed to use the push mower.  He won't let me drive his tractor either!  He thinks I am accident prone ... and will tip a tractor over on myself.  I think he gets that from some things that have happened in my past .... like a burning bag melting on my hand .... well sometimes accidents do happen to me.  but Not THAT much!!!!  LOL
I will keep you up to date with the spring planting, and spring updates!

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