Tonight we all worked really hard to get some things checked off our list. This coming weekend we are hosting Daryl’s family, and that could be up to 45 people. It’ll be a lot of fun, but we’re just not quite ready yet. I’ve been spending most .. OK, all…. of my time working on the Irish Fest stuff for our town and now it’s time to buckle our shoes and get some stuff checked off this weekends to do list.
So my first activity was to work on the flower beds. I did have some good luck growing some of our flowers in the greenhouse, but we’ve also got this little puppy that thinks that some of the flower beds are for digging holes to China! I’m really cheap, so I waited until they went on 50% off in town and then I just got what ever they had left on the shelves. I did have pretty good luck and once I had them planted in some pots around the farm and the holes that the dog dug up, they looked kind of nice.
While I was doing that, Daryl was working on mowing the lawn and then he went out and cut a grass way that we will use for bales for the hay ride this weekend. I’m hoping that it’ll be fit so it can be baled before then. Otherwise – maybe it’s a good job for when the family comes over this Saturday. Just joking!
William worked on taking photo’s for farm bingo that we’re playing this weekend and then he had to work on his school work. He’s taking some summer classes on line and needs to stay on top of them. The farm bingo will be fun and I’ve got to get some funny prizes for the winners sometime soon. Well at least before Saturday right?
After I got the flowers planted, it was time to drag out the high pressure sprayer. I needed to bug William to help get it started because Daryl was working on the yard work at the time. Now it’s not hard to figure out, but I also didn’t want to wreck it before I got the house cleaned off. I found out that even though I hate flies, after I washed the house off I think I hate them even worse. They seem to want to make a mess on our siding for some reason. Dumb flies! I have a friend from Colorado and they don’t even have screens on their windows because they don’t have bugs. I think that this is just amazing!
I quick drug out the hose and got the porch and sidewalks clean. I think this will have to be done again before Saturday, because the chickens were all watching me and looked just way too interested in the clean cement.
William worked on his outdoor movie screen so we can have a drive in movie theater night, well without the drive in part of course. It’s an over-sized king size sheet that he attached to wood so it’s like a huge screen to use with his projector and movies outside under the stars Saturday night. Now that’ll be fun and I can’t wait!
And the night ended up with Daryl leveling off the NEW gravel in our driveway. Getting new gravel is kind of a big thing for me. I know that sounds pretty weird, but we don’t get a load of gravel every year and when we do get it, the yard looks so nice. But the problem that we have is that one good rain and just like that it’s all washing down onto the road. And then the road grader man spreads it out on the road and good bye new gravel. But hopefully this year we’ll be able to get it to stay a little bit better.
You have to admit – it looks really nice!
The photo of the day is two of our male peacocks. I have no idea what they were doing, but if you ask me I think they look like they’re gossiping about something! Hey, maybe how nice the gravel looks