I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup. ~Wendell Berry
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A Good Day and A Give-Away
I had to take a day off work on Friday
to have the furnace at the farm worked on.
That meant a lot of waiting
and that turned out to be
just the kind of day I needed.
Tess and I went out early to clean
the spider webs and dead mice out of the basement
before the repairman came.
We went out and opened the door of the coop
to free the guineas,
only they didn't want to be free.
They didn't want to step in the
little patch of snow outside the gate.
We observed why there is always poop in the
goats water bucket.
It is because it doubles as a goat butt-scratcher.
I wouldn't have known that
had the repairman been on time.
When he finally arrived
Tess felt he needed a good barking.
Then he needed to be carefully watched
from the top of the staircase.
He told us we needed the fan motor replaced
and he would be back in a few hours.
So, we waited some more
and then we decided we needed a project to work on.
We drove to Yankton SD,
ate a fish taco (not Tess's first choice)
and went to Walmart for paint.
When we got back
we changed the poopy goat water
and painted the trim in the bathroom
and then the cabinet
since we still had paint in our pan.
The repairman came and went.
The furnace is working again.
I spent the day with my dog at the farm.
And I am renewed.
It was just that easy.
the guineas decided they wanted to be free after all.
Now for the highlight of this post Garden of Daisies blog has a great give-away going on. She even has some of our Sisters Five Soap and Lotions listed in the give away. I'd love it if you stopped her blog where she always has something fun going on, and she is a great blogger.