I heard Bill get up with Clemson at 5:30 to go out for his piddle on Saturday, May 19th and then heard them crawl back in. We all dropped off again immediately. I think it was 10 when Bill woke me up in my chair last night and said “Let’s go to bed”. That doesn’t happen often, I am usually fully aware of when I can’t keep my eyes open and go myself.
|Bill backed up to the hill and loaded the chipper using wood plank ramps|
I dozed a lot yesterday and today I’m already, at noon feeling draggy. I slept for almost 9 solid hours last night. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Benadryl is drowse-inducing but I’m not about to stop taking them right now until the itch eases. It’s no toss up for me, it is the lesser of two evils to take the meds. As Bill and I were at the table having our morning brew, my phone rang. ‘Lucy’ was interested in coming to see my food processor. Yay!
|We arrived at Cedarhaven (Gayle and John's)|
|Going up their beautiful cedar and periwinkle line driveway|
After giving her directions, she arrived within 20 minutes. Checked it out and the cash was in our pocket before 9:30. We loaded the wood chipper and Clemson in the truck and drove to Chatsworth, to Gayle and John’s. Bill unloaded their chipper and loaded the rotor tiller, easy! We chatted with my sister for a bit and scooted home.
|Back home, backed up to the hill again to unload the tiller|
We’d had very few spatters of rain early morning but nothing to deter anything we wanted to do. The sky would lighten up and then darken again and drop a few more sprinkles. The temperature is bouncing around 59F/15C and there is a bit of a breeze today. Back home, Bill offloaded the machine and started on my garden. The earth looks really good, nice for planting.
|unloading the tiller|
Before finishing he asked if I’d like to make my garden bigger, “Now is the time”. “Yes!” So, he added an extra 3’ to the area east of the present plot. The rest is up to me and I’ll rake the grass out and remove the big rocks that he dug up. I’m excited now to start getting things in the ground. I made breakfast, bacon, eggs and croissants before we returned the tiller to John. Now they can take the time they need to do their garden.
We drove home through Hanover, stopping at the Bread Depot and Home Hardware.
|This was the size of my original garden|
Bill purchased a bracket hanger for my weed trimmer in the shed and I perused the birdseed aisle and the packets of seeds. I think I’ll also try planting some carrots this year. It is something I use often and hate running out. They take just over 2 months until I can harvest them, so I’ll get them in the ground this weekend for sure. I might also try cutting off and planting the tops of the carrots I have in my fridge now. That is another technique for growing the orange vegetable.
|Here he is moving into the grassy area and extended it|
back to that long pole you see
We stopped briefly at the Acreage to see if Bill could help light Donna and Gerry's new Weber Q. Unfortunately, we gave them a bum hose, so that was the problem but we’re glad it isn’t a problem with the barbecue. He’ll pick up a hose and they’ll be set! Back home, I made myself another tea and sat inside with Clemson. Once again, I felt drowsy.
I’ve already planned supper so with that out of my head, I decided to make some cream cheese icing for the banana cake that I made the other day. There is some left in the fridge and I think it will taste better with this addition. My freezer is too full to pop it in there so we need to eat it up. Out of sight, out of mind so when Bill wants a snack, he doesn’t see the cake. This is a healthy cake with no flour and no sugar so even I can help clean it up.
|Just a couple more runs back and forth and it is ready for me|
to get in there and clean it up
Bill is in working mode so he went back out to the storage shed to putter around. He has small jobs that he can work away at. After I made the icing and covered the cake pieces, Bill stuck his head in to inform me that he had to go into town for some longer screws to reapply the brackets for the sewer hose storage. He worked away at that for the rest of the afternoon. Gerry popped over briefly to pick up a new barbecue hose that Bill picked up in town for him. He’s a happy guy now!
|We each had some cake tonight and it is so moist|
The icing made it much nicer too
I was inside with Clemson and my book and once more fell into a snooze. Good grief! It wasn’t until Bill came in just after 5:30 that I snapped to attention and started to get out the deep fryer and to cut potatoes for supper. It wasn’t until after I melted the lard and poured it into our fryer that I noticed it wasn’t heating up. I tried a different outlet but no, it was the fryer that had given up the ghost, so to speak. Hmm, what to do, what to do.
|We bought Bella in the States for only $25 so weren't interested about going through|
the warranty process of returning it
|French fries in an electric frypan|
Leaving the ‘what to do’ decision for another day, we cleaned up dishes and settled in for the evening. I went out with Clemson, who will soon be getting a new name and put on his long rope from now on. After chasing him down the lane again, I noticed how warm it felt outside. It was 64F/18C and that is with NO sun all day. We didn’t get the 80% rains today but the day is not over (it is 7:30) and the sky to the northwest is getting dark.
|Bill moved our sewer hose casing|
|He has another plan in his head so he had to change the position|
|Supper was good|
I like my fries at home with butter, sour cream and salt & pepper
It is like a baked potato taste for me
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