Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sifting Dirt


No that is not my photo. Its one I found online to show what I have been doing all day. William tilled up 3 areas for us to plant more veggies in and together we sifted all the dirt in one of them to get the grass and weeds out. I have finally finished the long one except for raking up the grass , weeds and roots and throwing them on the burn pile. I didn't have the handy little sifter. I used chicken wire doubled, laying it in my wheelbarrow and using the shovel to put the dirt in the wire. When I got enough in and still be able to lift and shake I would shake the wire until all the dirt fell through and then I would toss the grass and weeds off in a pile. My arms are tired and my nose is sunburn but I now have a nice long smooth weedfree place to plant more squash and beans. Then I have one more area to sift or that's all till William gets home again as I have a few more spots picked out! Miss Diva was impatient this morning waiting on me to feed the chickens so she pushed her gate open and walked herself to her milking area and stood there waiting on me crying for me to hurry up! I didn't fuss at her because she walked right by my tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and okra without touching any of them. After she was finished eating and I was finished milking she walked back to her gate and stood there waiting on me to open it and let her in. She also stood inside looking at me till I fed her her morning alfalfa. Guess we know where she got her name don't we. Time for a nice relaxing bath, finish Wendy's letter, read more in a book I have for review and watch to see who is voted off Idol tonight. Then I have 12 bars of soap to package and get ready for mailing out tomorrow morning. Life on the homestead is good and God is great! Counting my blessings... night everyone.

10 comments:

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Peggy,
It looks like you're having a fun time with your garden and goats! Do you sell your soap?
Sweet Dreams!

Nicole said...

I love coming to your blog...... it is like another world I can escape to when things get crazy... thankyou Peggy xox

ms*robyn said...

I love ms*diva - she is my favourite thing in the whole wide world - I could just hug her!!!!!

ms*robyn said...

I was going to say kiss her but I thought that may be going too far :)

Rachel said...

Miss Diva sounds like a fine cow!

I guess you are enjoying Idol about now!

dolly said...

life sounds good for you Peggy ~ enjoy!

Donna said...

You sound very content with your situation in life!

Wendy A said...

Go Diva Go!

momxtwo said...

Your life sounds so happy and peaceful. Bless You!

deni said...

You sound so busy but so happy.

Mmmmmm, fresh veges, maybe next year I will do a garden, I have plenty of room now.