Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday

Oh the Tackles of my resent days...

Tackle it Tuesday
Tackle it Tuesday

The last few weeks it has been poppy pickin' time. Pods collected and dried. Total all most 4 cups of seeds. Next fall into the earth. The West and center front will explode in color.  There will also be plenty to scatter on empty lots and field edges.

 Steve dug out the Indian paint brush plant out front last weekend. It is so very prolific that babies are a chore to pull. They come up well enough but they must be pulled straight up or they break off.

 so as you see the East very front got weeded last week after the kids were off to school one morning.
The East side had weeds that were much to happy for my weak wrists to pull.
The sunflowers thirst it may get 100* THIS WEEK!
 Last night the event we all have been waiting for...

Dove's choir performance.

"I need a vacation"
Very fun
 She was so happy smiling all the performance. Only once did she get the fidgets and grabbed her hair as she does. She has torn all of one side up to her chin. Refuses to cut the length off. Now she has the other side torn in one place at 4 inches. She is stress out about starting the flow.

Then there is today

 The laundry to finish, this only half of it!
 Mid-day and all put away.
Of course when you go to vacuum it is only right that the thing wont work due to hair in it! so much so. My girl is going to be bald!
That little blue brush is from Fuller Brush, an American Company.
It is wonderful for base boards and carpet edges
This is me with the CPAP mask on.
It has been four nights now of getting accustom.
Not an easy thing to do.
The mask is too large, the lady and I spoke and they will send a small as soon as it come in.
Meanwhile this is a bother. She did say that I can keep this one.
These masks are $300 each!
This is the machine.
$100 deductible BLESS GOD!
I understand from her that it is top of the line at around $1600!
Worked on dusting out the master room
How lovely the dishes clean and the counter washed off.
The best it has looked in two weeks or so.
Having TWO sprained wrists is well...humbling.
Reality is.

The last two days have been perfect to hang out on the line.
Good thing too, There has been around 15! loads backed up. 
All things have a silver lining though, the kids were able to easily see what was left and put it in the give away pile. Too small, too worn and just plain "I don't like it". So they don't ware it.
The lines have been used much.
Using the lines really accelerates the job. The clothes dry before I get the whole basket up.
Each shirt hung upside down with a hanger And when they are dry they are ready to go right to the closets and be hung up and done done.

Very warm out by this time.
This was done Sunday, Steve thought me strange to want to do it. The blower is electric.
The stones get the pressure straight down and then blown across them.The debris was huge!
The last time I did this was the day that my nephew died.
God Told me he was dead, then I heard my nephew impress to me that he was alright and that he loved his mother very much.

This wagon is my birthday/mothers day gift.
It was full of the scrap from out front. I looked over to it while hanging the laundry.
The idea was to cover the dirt part of the yard using it as a mulch.
Only a little needles from the neighbors tree were needed to be set out of the mix. The rocks were raked and then it was set to spread. I was in the shade most of the time. It was nice to do it and get it covered. This is also needed to tend under the cloths line it is slippery as snot there and the mud clods totally remind me pf leg weights.

This is going to make a good difference .
Well...Angel was Humiliated!
So I had the mercy of a clean coop.
No more poop in the coop..
"the bottom too Lady!"
Watered the garden and the straw is really helping to hold the water in from evaporation.

Got a few tomato but this heat is a real bear if the watering is neglected even one day!
The parsnips should be ready next fall. Two years to the harvest. Oh the chicken soup!
If that angle does not stop her attitude...:)

Compot needs to keep moist so there is plenty in the fall for planting.
With the extreme heat here it is a great amendment to the earth.
Sweet potato vine need to be in more shade.

Well a day...
Now an extra child for two hours...
a fort in the dining room. 
Poppy harvest yield of all most four cups.

My hands are back and this hamster is on the wheel again.
Nothing like a few hours of REM sleep to get me up on my feet again.
That chair was going to get stuck on my bum if something didn't change


Denise said...

Great tackles.

Susie said...

Great tackles!!!

Amrita said...

nice to see Dove in the choir

Alex said...

Wonderful pictures! You have a beautiful home! That wagon is a cool gift!
Lovely to see Dove so happy at her concert. :) As well as to hear that your wrists are feeling better and you are feeling more energized. What a blessing to regain that!

Thanks for sharing as you do!

Blessings, Alex

David said...

wow, busy folks!

Debra said...

Such a lovely home and yard and you're certainly a hard worker! When we get small weeds in our gravel I place a tiny pile of rock salt on them then pour boiling water over them. Works great! I also read you can use boiling water and vinegar and I'm going to try that next since I used up our leftover rock salt from the winter. :) Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! Blessings, Debra

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