Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Catching Up

I thought I would say hey since it had been a while since we posted. Christmas went well, as did Finn's 15 month check up. They said he is the perfect example of the little boy that everybody wants. He registered in the 95th percentile in height, 75% weight, 75% head circumference.

He can say a few things now: dada, mama, baba, nana, ronna, papa, dog-doggy, weebee (wicket), baah (ball), and "bink, bink, bink" while pointing at his head three times like Tigger and Pooh do on the Disney channel (They actually say "Now's the time to think think think!"). Like any kid though, he won't say anything if you are trying to get him to; he'd rather make you look silly. I can't count the number of times people try to get him to say something and he just stares blankly at them, then back at us and acts like he has no idea what they want. Then they leave and he runs around saying, "Mama! Baba!" Which means "mama get me a baba, now."

We're getting things ready for the garden again this year. I'm getting ready to order some specialty seeds from seedsavers.org which stocks all kinds of heirlooms, etc. I've been plowing (discing) my garden site whenever I get the chance to get it good and worked up, and I've started another patch of ground down near the road in the low part of our land to plant some corn and sunflowers.

I finally enclosed my garden shed and put a roof on it, etc. All it needs now is a coat of paint and a finished well house enclosure built onto the side of it (which I already have the frame built and attached for).

I'm also getting ready to plant a couple of rows of berries down the north side of the driveway (blackberries, blueberries, maybe some rasberries, and maybe some gooseberries, maybe even some grapes; in the picture above that is that side of the driveway that Gerry and Finn are on checking out the fencerow.). I'll just have to see how my budgeting pans out. I'm about to sell off some collectibles on ebay in order to fund some of my homesteading costs, so we'll have to see how that turns out.

Til, next time.

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