|Plants Made it Through the Winter Again|
|Moving the Plants Outdoors|
|Before Pump House|
|Pump House Arrives|
|Using New Roads|
|Backing over Temporary Trench Covers|
|Joe Makes Last Minute Adjustments Under New Pump House|
|Rolling Her Into Position|
|"We're in a Tight Spot!"|
|New Trench From Well to New Pump House|
During all of our outdoor activities, we were subjected to what apparently is a regular daily overflight by a very low-flying helicopter. This is irritating, not only because it literally skims the treetops but also because it is deafening, rattles the house (and our teeth), and scares the goats and chickens. Yesterday, the daily flyover took on new life, starting at about 11:20 AM and going until around 5:00 PM... At least once ever 30 minutes we had one of these low-flying, tree-topping, teeth-rattling flyovers. And there were at least three different helicopters involved. I have no idea what is going on, but if it continues, I will have to find out and try to lodge some sort of complaint. These helicopters are flying way too low for safety. Someone is going to get hurt. (I mean, yeah, I know it is VERY interesting to see all the work we are doing around the old farmhouse, but does EVERY helicopter tour have to put us on their "must see" list??? LOL)
Helicopters or not, we continue wading in Springtime activities. I was pleasantly surprised to see my asparagus had popped up, providing us with our first meal of her bounty. We ate some of it right out of the garden and it was delicious! We have tiny plums on the plum trees already and even some uber-tiny peaches....still looking to see when I can espy the first apples, pears, cherries and apricots. The grapevines are really taking off this year and I am excited by the prospect of wallowing in grapes come harvest time.... that is, if the birds and critters don't wallow in them first! The raspberries and blackberries are aggressively trying to dominate the berry patch, while the strawberries, ever-multiplying from only a couple of plants my daughter gave us a couple of years ago, quietly extend their territory. I have a strong suspicion the real challenge this year will be being able to actually get INTO the berry patch to harvest, without crushing something. Thankfully, all of the plants in the berry patch are thorn-less varieties....
|Goats... "WE WANT SOME!!!"|
|Free-Rangers Turn Their Beaks up at Asparagus|
Meanwhile....back at the farm.... duck.... low-flying 'copters coming through!!!