FINALLY the weather stayed nice for a few days straight, and I was able to get a lot accomplished outside, yayyyy!
The chicken run is complete, and now edged with landscape timbers. The rabbit hutches are back outside and totally cleaned. (the buck is in the bottom, and the 2 does are in the top 2 cages) I moved the woodpile, and cut, split, & stacked the rest of the tree's I had cut down from the last windstorm. There are still 3 tree trunks that need cut behind the garage, and I'll get to them later this week. I emptied and dismantled the composter, spread its contents on the garden area, then spread the rabbit hutch cleanup on top of that. The cold frame is now where the composter was, and the areas around that will be this year's new herb garden. I have plenty of soil behind the garage from where I dug the sod from the strawberry beds last year, so some of it will go in that spot. I STILL have to get the Lowboy started....that 50w oil is thicker than molasses in January when it's cold lol. Remind me to get a block heater for that thing next year! I need to pull the lawn tractor out, put the mowing deck back on, and replace the dry-rotted front tire. Luckily I have 2 that the neighbot gave me last year, so I dont have to pay for anything. Then.....when I get one of them up & running, I have to empty the trailer, back it to the back door, and start hauling out all of the trash from the basement so I can get Lisa's sewing room done.
Saturday we had people over for dinner. Two young people Lisa knows from work decided to start prepping and buying food, and wanted to talk about it. (you know you're getting old when two 26 year olds are "young people" or "kids" LOL) He started off right away with a $2000 order of freeze dried food. I didnt get to ask what all was in the package, but it's a start. We talked about all things prep around the table, then moved outside to the years first fire and were there till around 11:00. They wanted ideas on how to get started, and what to stock, so I gave them good ideas on where to start. (other than the giant order already purchased) They had most things covered and listed, so they're off to a good start. Sometime over the next weekend or 2, they want us to take them to Lehmans to look at more things. I'll love the trip, though going there flat broke will be tough. Ah well, watching first timers there will be fun enough. Especially someone looking to prep AND look at things to possibly start their own small homestead.