It is pouring rain today, which is bringing my motivation down a few notches today. Although despite the rain, I have been knocking a few chores of my to-do list this past week. Specifically the ones I have been avoiding for months – like the alone plant the cats knocked over on Christmas eve. I tend to ignore certain things hoping someone else will do it, knowing full well I am the only one who is actually going to pick the plant up and repot it. The aloe plant is now hanging in the dinning room (minus a few leaves), I hope he survives but after two months of neglect he seemed fairly okay. Sometimes I find with plants though you can ignore them forever and they do well, pay attention to them and they up and die.
Today we had planned to convert the old shed into a chicken coop. The guys moved it further back into yard when they were digging a hole for the addition. We had hoped it would be basically ready to go, with only a few minor adjustments. When it moved however, we realized the bottom was uneven and rotting, the shed was definitely in need of work to be chicken ready. We discussed a few options; taking the whole thing apart and reassembling it on a new base, lifting it and sliding a new base under – but without a big machine to lift it, that option would be near impossible.
I thought an update was a little overdue on our garden project. The fact that we still cannot plant into the ground yet is probably the reason why I am slacking in the posts. Since the weather was absolutely gorgeous today, I snapped a few pictures and am taking the time to write a proper update.
I enjoy the ease of searching the internet, reading blogs or articles, and following through the hundreds of Pins I have on Pinterest. But really for me nothing quite compares to sitting down with a book and learning about the subject matter that interests me in the moment. Currently my new favourite read is The Homesteading Handbook, written by Abigail R. Gehring.