”He makes the grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate; bringing forth food from the earth.” -Psalm 104:14
Bible school has wound down and I quickly discovered that my grass, for whatever reason, did not take a break from growing! A few more days and it would need to be baled! Yesterday was a busy day, to say the least. Yard work, a little vehicle maintenance, minor small engine repair,and tasty grilled steaks. 😉
I was so close to having the yard mowed when the daggone deck belt broke! I managed to finish the front yard with the push mower, but I still have a little left to mow before I can call it ‘finished.’ Of course, I was completely unsuccessful in my attempts to find a replacement belt and I will just have to order a new one. Maybe Carla will be getting her goats sooner than we thought! Maybe they’ll help keep the mowing under control while I get the lawn mower repaired!
Next, it was on to changing the oil in the truck followed by trying to figure out what caused my chainsaw to poop out on me last week. So it looks like a trip to the store today to pick up the parts for that repair job, or Stephen will lose his mind if we don’t fell a few trees and make some semblance of progress towards building our getaway cabin. If the rain holds off today, we’ll be sawing and peeling logs this afternoon. Should the rain come, I guess we’ll hang out in the shed and change the oil in the four wheelers, find a book to read, and just generally be a little lazy!
The culmination of all the work for the day came when I fixed one of Carla’s favorite dinners, grilled steaks with mushrooms in balsamic sauce. Pretty darn good! Stephen even picked a few banana peppers from his garden and I put those on the grill also.
After dinner, we took some corn out to the chickens as a special treat. Now, these chickens seemed to like the corn but not near as well as they love their dried meal worms!
We found one of the girls hanging out in the coop, probably enjoying some quiet time away from the four teenage boys and the other five teenage girls that she has to live with!
Before calling it a night, we all took a short ride on the four wheelers and came across one of the resident deer and her quickly growing fawn, just hanging out at the edge of the front yard.
Sorry about the poor picture quality, I swear they weren’t more than 60 yards away but the camera on my phone makes them look like they were in the next county! Our fearless dog, Papi (the chihuahua that thinks he’s a Great Dane) barked his head off at the deer for fear that those deer would charge us and maul us to pieces. He’s quite the protector!😄 Of course, the deer around here are fairly accustomed to Papi’s vicious displays. Poor little Papi, the woodland creatures don’t take his 8 pounds of fury too seriously.
A gratuitous picture of the mighty and proud Papi!
Wouldn’t you be afraid!?!?