In the last month, I've canned peaches, pears and applesauce and apple cider. We still have three more trees full of apples waiting to be picked and processed.
I spent a lot of time researching home schooling options for Kid 2, who is still struggling with the after effects of her concussion.
Kid 4 and I sanded and washed the little spare chicken house. Then I painted it.
Paint cans, brushes, etc. have been sitting in the corner of the upstairs bathroom and in the laundry room since last winter waiting for me to finish my interior painting project. I finally started picking away at it again this week.
Valentine got rope burn on her ankles when she was picketed out earlier this month. One leg is pretty much healed, but the other still looks pretty raw. Washing, medicating and bandaging her regularly eats up a bunch of time each week.
Riding lesson continue full speed ahead. In the past, I lost many of my students when school started and the rest trickled off as the weather cooled down in the fall. This year, I had a whole new crop of students start lessons right when school started. Several of them have asked about riding through the winter. It's been great to keep lessons rolling!
We have a swampy area in the backyard that we thought was due to a broken sprinkler pipe. It wasn't. The leach field for the septic tank doesn't appear to be doing it's job. It looks like we are going to have to dig up a good chunk of the yard prepare a new drainage field. Still waiting to find out what the price tag on that one will be. Sigh.
And Tuesday, I brought home a new project horse to polish up and sell.
Insanity. I qualify.