Geez, it’s 6:45am? I’m late!
It was a busy, busy three days in the life of yours truly.
Taking the day off from “XYZ Corp” on Friday (and it felt great doing so) I ran chores in the morning, did some farming chores in the afternoon, and then joined a small group for a socially distanced gathering in Grant Park for dinner. Eighty percent of the participants had at least one COVID vaccine injection, guess who the slacker was…. Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday!
I woke early Saturday morning and puttered around the house before joining Betsy and Bella for our weekly walk. By the time I arrived home it was a little after 11am, and I then kicked the farm choring into high gear, spending a good five hours working in the backyard. I quit with enough time to shower and then walk to a friends’ house where I repeated Friday night’s activity of a social distanced dinner. I may have been the only non-vaccinated person out that group of four as well.
By daybreak yesterday I was again in the backyard doing farm chores, putting in about three hours of work. I quit with enough time to gather my goods to ride Wheelhopper (um Steve, where were you?). The ride was a fantastic loop of single track trail on the Westside. Bonnie and I were not DFL, mostly because a group of real riders stopped at Scofflaw for an extra credit beer stop. ðŸ˜‚ After Wheelhopper Bonnie and I returned to East Atlanta where we ate dinner at Midway before have a nightcap beer on the ITP Estate’s deck overlooking Wee’s Little Farm.
Ah the farm. It was a big weekend for the farm, for good and bad. First the good, I have completed laying all of the raised beds in the FGP! I still have some paver work to do, but that can happen whenever. More good was the clearing of branches (too large for the chipper/shredder) and pulling another yard wage bag’s worth of English ivy. The entire backyard is starting to take shape. Now the bad, which apparently centers around my inability to grow healthy seedings and successfully transplant them. I transplanted a lot of small seedlings that were starting to look anemic in their starter pods, but unfortunately it appears that about half of them are dying / have died already. ðŸ€ ðŸ€ ðŸ€ I know this is all a learning process for me, but it’s frustrating to watch YouTube videos where people seem to be doing the same thing as I am but having much better success. Oh well, I still have seeds so I will live to sow again.
Today? Well I do need to go to work now. Moonlight is a possibility, but I will make that decision later.
Hope you had a wonderful and healthy weekend.