I haven't planted a garden for two years. In spite of my occasional applications of Round-up, my little greenhouse was filled with weeds as tall as I am. I yanked them all out and tilled up the dirt. I originally planned to till in some of last years bagged up leaves as well, but decided not to after seeing the number of weed seeds distributed across the dirt. My current plan is to get plastic on the greenhouse in early spring, let all the weeds sprout, and then kill off the lot before planting time.
Hoses are getting sorted, chairs put up in the loft... in short we are moving into winter mode.
Lily is sold. It is a relief to not have to worry about her anymore.
I finished my beam. Now I need to paint the ceiling as well as the wall (which I wanted to paint anyway!) that was damaged from the paint remover chemicals.
I also spent a week trying to find Kid 4's room under all the debris and shampooing all of the carpets in the house. Riley inspired the much needed carpet cleaning flurry by peeing repeatedly in the girl's bedroom. We didn't realize what he was doing until the odor became so noxious that the girl's begged to sleep downstairs.
We had a great time with Stable Boy's sister. In addition to Trick-or-treating and our trail ride, we played tourist in Jackson and visited Yellowstone on the last day the park was open to the public for driving through. We had to wait a bit to get into the park while they finished clearing the roads of all the snow that fell last Saturday night. Kind of crazy they put all the work into clearing the roads for one afternoon and now they will let the snow pile up on those roads for snowmobiler's and skiers.
The best news of all though, it that I finally have my barn door! It has already proven to be a great blessing. Yesterday we had high winds with cool temperatures. Having the door totally made riding lessons comfortable and doable. I can't say enough about how pleased I am!