1. Build a fence. Ideally, we'd like to get a cow or two to raise for beef, and though we'll be moving them around to fresh pasture every few days with portable electric fencing, we need something on the borders of our property.
2. Research getting goats. Byron has been working on cleaning up an old fenceline, and is thinking that a couple goats would help clear up the weeds. We'll see if this materializes, as we've heard goat horror stories. Besides, I did get out this weekend to help him pull up some poison ivy since I'm immune to it. Not kidding. I used to try to get it when I was a kid, even to the point of rubbing it on my arms. I like to think of it as my one superpower. But Byron wasn't so lucky:
|Byron thought the roots were dormant...not so.|
4. Repair the barn, which means I get to pretend I'm a structural engineer. That should be interesting.
5. Order seeds and plant a garden! Why didn't I say this first??
6. Order and plant apple trees.
7. Design and build a portable hen house. I design, Byron tweaks, I re-design, and Byron builds.
|My as-builts of the old trailer. Yup, I'm on a roll!|
9. Install new floors in the dining room, and then refinish 500 s.f. of the flooring in the front of the house. I spent the morning researching a product called Waterlox versus a tung oil/citrus solvent finish. They're similar, and Waterlox may be more durable because one ingredient is a resin, but it also stinks to high heaven.
10. Various sewing projects, including:
|Reusable facial cleaning pads made of flannel.|
|Placemats to protect the beautiful patina on our kitchen table. I'll be adhering this fabric to some canvas my friend Kim passed on to me...more on that project later.|