Yesterday the girls and I headed down to work on our pond/garden project. Because I’m waiting for the new harness to show up before really training the horses I didn’t put either to work but as you can see Shennen seemed to be willing. She didn’t leave our side all the while we were working.
Yesterday was a lighter day. We just picked up the loose dirt on the edge of the pond so I could till deeper yet. It doesn’t look like much and honestly we didn’t work as hard or long as the previous day’s but that’s about 20 loads in the sled and 6″ deeper in the middle 200sqft of the pond.
For dinner we had leftovers refurbished. I love having certain leftovers because it’s so easy and quick to make a meal when all you want to do is sit down and have a cold one.
This is a combination of leftover smoked ribs, baked beans and rice along with a fresh onion, anaheim, jalapeno, and corn. And because us girls have our own favorite way of doing things we literally had it 3 different ways.
My youngest had it on a tortilla with cheese and dessert.
My oldest went the wrap and lettuce rout sans the cheese and dessert.
And me? I don’t need the extra carbs so I skipped the wrap and went for the high protein and veggie route. I drank my carbs so it’s not like I’m on a carb free diet. I just pick my carb battles to fit the day. 😉
Leftovers are a busy mom’s best friend. I think today I’m going to smoke up some chicken pork just for the sake of quick and easy meals this week. It’s going to be a busy week.
It works the whole body while adding a boost of Vita D.
It’s great for the entire family.
It’s stocked with fresh flowers all summer long.
Has some really cool mascots.
And after your workout cooling off is the best part.
Oh and dinner is always on the house.
Courtesy of Frank.
Guaranteed to burn enough calories to enjoy a couple of beers and dessert. Whichever suits your fancy.
We’re refurbishing the pond to make it year-round and deep enough to add some trout. The dirt is being hauled to a washed out pasture that’s being built up for better use. This year we’ll garden it after the pond dirt and barn compost is added.
Our growing year tends to last until November so we have plenty of time to get starts in the ground for a hefty fall harvest.
Luckily for us this summer has been cooler and wetter than usual making garden season easy even now in July. Most years we’d be watering the pastures but mother nature appears to be on our side.
Maybe I did something right because Karma has been my best friend lately.
We had to say goodbye to our helper for another week but it’s been a fun mid-week weekend working on the farm.
Today the girls and I are sitting out the heat of the day. This evening we’ll get back to it.
I hope you’re enjoying your summer and whatever happenings you’ve got going on.
It’s crazy. You walk outside each morning greeted by chickens who want breakfast then one morning there’s a couple of 6 week old baby rabbits begging for food too.
So what do you do?
Let them all out for a little free range breakfast! Opening their door was like dumping out a barrel of curious rabbits.
Yes, they will go home in the evening. Rabbits I’ve discovered (years ago) are creatures of ha Much like other animals and livestock. They even go home when they take a nap.
For the last couple of weeks each morning we’ve been letting the horses out to the house yard. We’ve got about 3/4 of an acre sectioned off for the house, garage and small garden (is 50′ x 125′ small?).
Our garden is being moved. And way behind. The realities of being a single mom is the only thing that’s on time is dinner. Ha ha I think karma is on my side though because although we’ve had lots of warm weather it’s stayed overcast which keeps everything green. Usually by now I’m back to supplementing feed because the grass is stalled out and brown.
Shennen loves when my camera comes out. She has to be center of attention.
It’s 11:30ish now and most of the bunnies have gone home to take a nap.
Time to get some inside chores done and lunch or lunch then chores. Smoked chicken salad. Leftover smoked anything is such a treat. I better find something else to put on the smoker.
I’ve talked about our goal of teaching the horses to pack and drive. I haven’t put a lot of energy into it just as opportunities arise. Yesterday evening while putting horses and sheep back in their separate pastures another opportunity arose.
The lead rope isn’t tied to her just laid on her back. The horses had been on the house yard for the day taking advantage of me not mowing. Ever. The ewe and her lambs were let out too. When we brought the horses back we played a little.
Shennen is getting comfortable with new stuff and situations. The lead rope on her back is weird but things will definitely get weirder as I save for actual packing bags and harness.
August marks one year of being single mom again and living with a single income and savings. Anyone who’s had to make that transition can attest all “fun” stuff gets put on hold.
On a side note if anyone knows of miniature horse gear for cheap or free we’re in the market.