Monday, September 1, 2008

Long weekend

Long weekends are highly appreciated around here - three days mainly free from "paycheck" work mean extra time to get caught up on housework, farm work, and sleep.

This one had a sad beginning, though. M flew out Saturday morning early.
I took a few pictures at the airport, unfortunately, no one was wearing very happy faces.... The best I captured just looked odd. He made it back to CT without incident, however, and has been calling to give us updates on what he's had for supper, where he's been, and what his friends have been doing.
Saturday afternoon we decided it was time to tackle a postponed fencing project. New wire needs to go up on one of the cross pasture fences, and I wanted to get T-post tops on, too. There were some downed limbs to be moved, and some holes to be filled in.

Of course, since the fencing stuff was in a bucket, we very shortly had an attentive audience.
Star was fairly sure that she should get first crack at whatever munchies might be in the offing. Silly girl.
After they'd tipped the bucket over and determined there wasn't actually anything edible in it, they were content to just hang out and keep an eye on us.

We'll put in some new T-posts and stretch wire today. Gates will wait for the weekend, I think.
This morning T and I went adventuring. He's been anxiously awaiting the day when the elderberries were ripe, and lo-and-behold, the day's arrived.
To get to them we only had to wade through a few thistles....
But there were also plenty of these lovely sunny faces for encouragement.
I brought a big bunch home for the kitchen table.

Now I'm being paged for fencing, so more later....


Anonymous said...

Whatcha' gonna make with the elderberries? The flowers will be cute on the kitchen table and make you feel better after a long day of fence building and missing your little guy.

Latigo Liz said...

You have an award! :)

fssunnysd said...

Elderberry jelly - jelly's the stuff with no seeds, right? If that's correct, then jelly. I've been drooling over all of Latigo Liz's domestic activities over there on Cowgirl Up, so... here goes!

I should say, I'm helping - T's the jelly/jam making expert of the family. Gotta love a man who likes to cook, and cleans up the kitchen afterwards!


An award! Nifty! Thanks, LL!

Pony Girl said...

Oh, those thistles, I am ALL too familiar with those! ;) Those sunflowers are beautiful! And congrats on your award!

fssunnysd said...

Thank you, thank you!