As the days grow shorter my To Do list seems to grow longer.
We’re still desperately trying to get as much painting done as we can, but with lows dropping into the 40’s now some nights we’ll have to stop soon.
Olivia’s birthday is coming up next week, so there’s a slumber party to put together and present shopping to do. Speaking of shopping, all three kids really need some new fall/winter clothes. But with soccer on Saturday mornings, and the aforementioned painting blitz, I’m not sure when we’ll get any bought.
We still have plans to fence in the backyard for the dogs before the ground freezes.
I haven’t canned a single tomato, let alone salsa, yet. Next year I need to try and stay part-time with the day job through September.
We’ve got to get the chicken coop fancied up. There aren’t any roosts out there. Last winter the hens just slept on the floor. But over the summer they’ve been roosting on top of the chute wall Matt built through the corn crib. I’m hoping that by fixing up their digs they’ll start laying more eggs inside the coop.
And dare I even mention fall cleaning and window washing? By the time I finish with that it will be time to put Christmas decorations out.
Potatoes and onions haven’t been dug yet. I wanted to plant some spring flower bulbs around the house, but now doubt it will happen.
Didn’t really mean to turn this into a whine. I’m actually feeling very blessed to have a new porch to paint, to have food right outside the door for my family, to have livestock to care for. What are all of you feeling thankful for these days?