Friday, July 07, 2006


I haven't written for quite a while now so I thought I should write a little more to update everybody. We have a irrogation systom up and running. It is a 1 1/2 inch pipe running up the hill to our farthest garden and then off of that there is 1 inch branches that can reach to the whole garden. Steve let us use his rainbird sprinklers and it is so nice to have them pouring water over the garden and us not having to do any thing exept move them once in a while. A couple of nights ago Jonathan and I were sleeping in our army surplus two man tent and Selah who was tied up by the chicken tractor started barking wildly so I got up and went over there. At first I couldn't find anything wrong but then I saw somthing that I thought was a turtle. I went closer and it ran faster so I went in front of it and it stopped. That was when I got a good look at it. It was a muskrat! I wonder why it was by our chicken coop insted of in it's pond!

Right now I am sitting in our hot house with a little fan blowing on me and missing out on the first part of Steve's "Primitive Living Skills" workshop over at Paulette's in the woods. Last night I started getting a stomach ache and sickish and so this morning I took a shower and am feeling almost back to normal but a little tired. We might end up going over to Paulette's later on today if we (Jonathan is feeling about the same as me) feel better.

This morning the turkeys were out because the wind had blown the cover of the pen off and they were walking around peeping. The are about 8-10 inches tall now and have got their feathers. I did all the chores this morning because Jonathan wasn't feeling up to it.

The gardens have grown and we have been eating peas, carrots, little potatoes, a couple tomatoes, spinach, and a little lettuce. Dad got the semi wired up now and so there is a light switch that turnes on lights all the way to the back. Now we can have more of a real shop! Having lighting in there makes us want to have it more cleaned up and it makes it more shoplike. It's getting hotter.

(I feel like swimming)


Marci said...

Wow, you are so far north and already eating tomatoes. That is great. I am always very impatient for my first tomato. This is the first year that I did not buy what I call a "cheater" tomato plant. That is a plant that is already huge when I put my small plants in the ground. Then I get early tomatoes. I am glad you got your water all worked out. That will save y'all lots of time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Peter

Just got around to read this blog. Did a good job.

Tell Jonathan we read his last ones also.

I thought the sheep story was well written. Sure was exciting for us to watch.

Thanks to all your family for making our visit so much fun and ------ "interesting".

Gp B

Grammy B. said...

Hi - Peter glad you are doing your blog again. We look forward to hearing from you.