Thursday, September 25, 2008

This Old Sewing Shack (Phase 2)

*** Nothing new, I just added a picture of my sewing shack project. Wall and door install***

I don't know how I manage to get so many irons in the fire. We have decided to remodel our garden shack and turn it into Amanda's sewing shack. That will get all her oodles of sewing stuff out of our spare bedroom and she can have a little private place to do her creative stuff. We had to move all the junk out of that shed to the grain bin/storage shed and clean it out. Now I can sympathize with B and E with their move. Except this probably wasn't 1% of that job. It took us about 2 hours I guess.

Basically the job will entail ripping out the end wall and putting in a different door, insulating and drywalling, and some electrical work. Redo the floor. Not too much really. Nothing will be really fancy, just snug as a bug in a rug.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sowing chickens, and hiking up milk mountains

I'm pretty busy now, but wanted to report in on our little trip up to Ruidoso. It was very enjoyable, the campground was really nice. Saw a bear while hiking, and the elk kept us awake at night calling back and forth. Amanda did some shopping in town Wednesday before we came home. We would like to take her folk's horses up sometime and pack into the wilderness area they have up there. Ahhh, that will be plans for next year.

Dawson is hauling milk for my father in law now. Supposed to be more full time. We will see how well he likes it after a few weeks. They have a nicer newer truck and I think that will help the over all appeal to the job. He went down to a place near New Orleans yesterday and will come back tomorrow. I think it went pretty good. I imagine he will be shot when he gets back though.

I am sowing wheat this week. It should take most of the week to get it all done. I will plant 415 acres of wheat. It will make 50 bu. per acre and I will get $11 per bu. for it. That comes out to $228,250. Of course my land lords get 25% of that so my share will only be $171,187.

Our chicks are all grown up now. We gave a few roosters to Amanda's mom, gave a few hens to my Dad, and we still have about 12 left. (I think) No eggs yet. We got the "leftovers" mix so we have lots of weird chickens. Some have naked necks, and some have tufts on their heads. Some are pretty normal looking though.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Ahhh, Sunday afternoon

Our cat, Spud, has been sleeping on this same step all afternoon. We have been coming in and out and he just watches us step over him and doesn't hardly move a muscle. Lazy bum.

We are going to make a quick trip up to Ruidoso for a couple of days tomorrow. Camping for a couple of nights then stay in town somewhere maybe one night. We haven't really had a "vacation" this summer. We have been everywhere though. Dallas, Denver, Shreveport. The gremlins came back in the truck and I put it back in the shop Saturday. They think there are some bad wires that need to be changed. That is what has been causing some problems off and on. So we have a couple of days to goof off. Really, we have a lot going on right now, but if we don't go to the mountains soon it will be too cold.

Our church is doing a used coat collection this month. We are collecting good used coats to give out in October. Amanda and myself are the ones kinda heading it up so we have a lot to do now with that. I have been whipping out the electric cattle prod to get folks in the congregation to "volunteer" for this project. The only problem I can see is I hope we can get plenty to show up on the distribution days. Oct 11th and 18th. I am not sure if the word will get out well enough. If we do have lots of coats left they will still be given to other charities.