And I am going to put my head down and just work. There is only so much I can do because of lack of physical strength, but primarily due to my inability to use some of the tools that we have here, namely the lawn mower and weed whacker, but once Wally gets home, that will change.
I went up into the duck pasture yesterday to collect eggs. The grass has grown up to almost my waist. I’m sure there’s duck eggs in there, but I was nervous about going through it for fear of what I might step on. Tall grass invites predators and I did not feel comfortable closing the ducks up in there at night where Rose could not get in to protect them. One of the things on the to do list is to make that pasture more secure and perhaps one day, making a very secure PM enclosure for them. A ShelterLogic building would work well for that.
So, there’s nothing else that I can do now beyond get as many seeds in the ground in as many places as I can to at least move forward on that aspect of the integrated farming project. I am becoming very disenchanted with pastured rabbits. They are not growing off well and some are not thriving. This spring has been bad on them. Hopefully the weather will regulate a bit from here on out and they’ll straighten out. There is not a lot I can do about it at this time.
I thought it would be okay to rely on Wally; and Wally is a person I can rely on, but when things like this happen, I feel like I am stuck in a rowboat without oars. I’ve always been a very self-sufficient person, but I’ve learned to rely on Wally, perhaps too much. This has left me in a lurch here. That needs to change. This is in no way Wally’s fault, he is where he needs to be.
I am having web site issues as well. I switched all of the domain names to Adobe’s Creative Cloud server and there’s been some hiccups. Unfortunately, I cannot run WordPress software on this server so I am having to use the on-line WordPress software which is not so slick, but it will be okay. I am saving money on web site storage and being able to use Adobe’s latest and greatest software.
School has started and I am enjoying it, but because they are summer courses, they are very demanding. Keeping my mind busy is a good thing right now.
I did get a good bit of news. I thought reporting was due on the RAFI grant by June 1, in which case I’d be writing saying we were stalled out like we were stuck in knee deep mud, but it is due July 1 which gives us more time to get things done.
Depending upon when Wally gets back, we may have to withdraw from the farm tour. If we do not have at least a few weeks to get things done, we cannot do it. Hopefully he’ll be back by the beginning of June if not before. I can’t believe this weekend is Memorial Day weekend!
Well, I’ve ranted enough. Maybe my next post will be more encouraging.
Until later …