Slackers? I think not!

Sorry i’ve sort of fallen off the face of the planet. These last few weeks have been insanely crazy. We have been working like there is no tomorrow.

What we’ve accomplished in the last three weeks:

We planted a small orchard (we now have 18 trees).

We put up just about 300 foot of fencing (I am not looking forward to finishing the rest of our nearly 3 acre property).

We cleared a TON of brush and even cut down a few gigantic pine trees to make way for our fence.

I started organized our pantry and freezer.

I cut all the fabric needed to make 40 super spitter bibs (18 of them for my sister-in-laws twins).

I made 6 pound cakes for the freezer (seriously, yummy!)

I also made 30lbs of cookie dough for the freezer. Yes, I realize this sounds insane. But, I am a true bulk cooker.

I am tired!  But man we got a LOT done.

I’ll go into more detail about each of these projects in the coming weeks. But until then, I think I deserve a nap. :P

Paying bills & having fun too?

Today is bill paying day. It wasn’t always this way but, bill paying day is a good day. These days we actually have a little bit of extra money to work with and that makes it a little bit fun. We still have $16,522.81 to pay on our credit card but are really making some headway with paying that down. We are still on track to knock that out this year!!
 
We did something a little bit crazy today: We bought the fencing and designed the layout for our orchard. We plan to have 20-24 trees in all. I am most excited about the almond tree. I’m kind of a nut so it stands to reason, lol. :P
 
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My almond tree. It even has a flower already. Exciting huh?

Anyways, this weekend is going to be full of extremely hard work. We have 7 trees to plant (pomegranate, almond, apple – grafted 5 in 1, nectarine – 2 different kinds, cherry – grafted 3 in 1 and bing) plus some raspberries and blueberries.  Hopefully the kids cooperate and Greg and I can get a lot done. Wish us luck!

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther