Saturday, January 31, 2009

Random notes from the farm

Bought some oranges from the traveling fruit man yesterday. Half a bushel for $26. I counted 50 before I gave 5 away to friends. Ripened on the tree, from California. They are delicious!

Letting the dogs out last night, I noticed something misshapen on the doormat. This was what was left this morning. Gruesome.

Keith's been gone almost 2 weeks now. I talk to him at least daily, but it's still not enough. It's just not the same without him. Supposedly the union @ the refinery is going on strike tonight and no one knows how long it will last, if they even do strike. But at least he's making some money. We're not all about money, as you know, but since he's been unemployed lately, it does help. And I worked 40 hrs this week! Exhausting when you're not used to it. Next week will probably involve some overtime, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

The dogs are missing Keith, too, and getting cabin fever because the weather's been not so great. But it is warm today, so I let them out to run off some stink. They've been keeping me company at's going to be hard to break them from sleeping on the bed when Keith gets home and we return to the tiny house.

Got a garden catalog in the mail today and drooled over the possibilities. We need a formal plan or things could get out of hand. High on the list of things to do with Keith gets back.


Mockum said...

Gruesome but not too gruesome to share with us, huh? Thanks!

April said...

hey it's real life!! haha

Chris said...

At least you didn't find the head in your bed.

Those oranges look delicious.

Arika said...

Aww! Poor birdie!